Malabo, Equatorial Guinea (October 6, 2022) - In commemoration of Equatorial Guinea 54th year of Anniversary of Independence and Operation Arthur Ashe, tennis equipment and supplies was donated to the Equatorial Guinea Tennis Federation.
Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project made the presentation at the federation headquarters. Mooney reminded his host that Arthur Ashe was no stranger to Africa. Mooney pledged to keep the door open to strengthen Equatorial Guinea tennis.
Flushing, New York - In lieu of U.S. Open cancelling 2021 Arthur Ashe Day due to COVID-19, Don Victor Mooney wanted to keep Arthur Ashe legacy relevant in these challenging times. Arthur Ashe advocated the power of education and tennis.
Ashe rose from segregation and racial roadblocks to become the first African American male to win the US Open (1968), Australian Open (1970), and Wimbledon (1975). Mooney saw the need to advocate and share the spirit to never give up with children. Ashe would also join the frontlines for social justice against the apartheid regime in South Africa and AIDS awareness.
Flushing, New York - On the eve of 2021 U.S. Open, longtime civil rights leader and one of the few still living who was with Arthur Ashe fighting against South Africa's apartheid regime, Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry led a prayer vigil, which coincided with National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.
Arthur Ashe, died of AIDS-related pneumonia in 1993 at age 49. He came a tireless advocate in the fight against AIDS. He brought his stature to the United Nations to bring attention towards this disease.
P.S. 161 Arthur Ashe Middle School
P.S. 196 Grand Avenue Elementary School
George J. Ryan Middle School
St. Francis Preparatory School
Katherine Snyder School
P.S. 287 Bailey K. Ashford
P.S. 108 School of Authors
A. Phillip Randolph High School
Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program
Oceanside Middle School
Freeport High School
Catholic Youth Organization
Harriet Tubman School
Charles Taylor Elementary School
Rogers High School
Columbia High School
Pontifical Council for Culture,
Gianfranco Cardinal Ravasi
Archdiocese of New York
Monsignor Robert T. Ritchie
Tennis Federation of Italy
Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa,
President of Portugal via
Portugal Embassy to Holy See
Longwood Cricket Club
West Side Tennis Club
International Tennis Hall of Fame
Manhattan Borough President
Ras Baraka, Mayor
City of Newark, New Jersey
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