The Miami Open presented by Itaú will launch the third edition of its ‘MIAMI OPEN UNITES’ campaign on Monday, March 20, 2023. The day of service aims to unite ATP and WTA players, Miami Open staff, and volunteers to aid the vulnerable in various philanthropic projects across Miami-Dade County. Additionally, ATP, WTA, Miami Open, and Hologic will provide a financial contribution to each participating organization.
The event will begin at 10:00 AM when volunteers will support Rebuilding Together in renovating the house of Miami-Dade County's veteran, Thomas Coates, a retired Air Force E6 Sergeant. The players will assist in painting and landscaping to provide valuable assistance to the organization. For more information on Rebuild Together, please visit https://rebuildingtogether.org/ and @RebldgTogthr.
At 11:00 AM, players and volunteers will collaborate with the Humane Society of Greater Miami to groom animals, increasing their chances of adoption. The initiative aims to create a better life for animals that need care and love. For more information on the Humane Society of Greater Miami, please visit http://www.humanesocietymiami.org/and @HumaneMiami.
At 1:00 PM, players will participate in planting seedlings at Health in the Hood's community garden, where all produced crops will be distributed free-of-charge to families, local food pantries, churches, and community centers. For more information on Health in the Hood, please visit www.healthinthehood.org/ and @HealthInThehood.
Players will also participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters’ First Serve Miami Clinic at the Moore Park Tennis Center, founded by Miami Open founder Butch Buchholz and tennis legend Arthur Ashe at 2:00 PM. The clinic aims to ignite the potential of at-risk youth (Littles) by matching them with committed adult mentors (Bigs). For more info, please visit www.bbbsmiami.org and www.firstservemiami.org.
At 3:00 PM, players will support the Miami Rescue Mission to prepare meals and serve dinner to those living at the shelter, providing much-needed assistance to the homeless of South Florida. Hologic is sponsoring this initiative, and employees will be on-site to volunteer their support. For more information on The Caring Place at the Miami Rescue Mission, please visit www.caringplace.org.
Miami Open's Tournament Director, James Blake, said, "We are thrilled to hold the third edition of MIAMI OPEN UNITES. This initiative brings our players and volunteers together to make a positive impact on our community, showing that we all can make a difference when we unite for a common cause. It is truly a favorite initiative for both the players and staff."
To join the conversation, follow the #MiamiOpenUnites campaign on social media, and for more information about the Miami Open presented by Itaú, please visit the official website at www.miamiopen.com.