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Fifth Annual R Baby Benefit at MatchPoint NYC Raises over $300,000 for the R Baby Foundation

Dmitry Druzhinsky, Co-Founder and Owner of MatchPoint NYC, said Many Wall Street Notables were in Attendance for the Fundraiser

NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / May 13, 2015 / Dmitry Druzhinsky, the co-founder and owner of MatchPoint NYC, is very pleased to announce that the 5th Annual R Baby benefit helped to raise over $300,000 for the R Baby Foundation. The staff and members at MatchPoint NYC are exceptionally proud of this event, which featured both tennis pros and Wall Street notables facing off for a great cause.

The R Baby Foundation is the first and only not-for-profit organization uniquely focused on saving babies' lives through improving pediatric emergency care. To date, R Baby has raised over $8 million and is impacting and improving the healthcare of over 1 million children in the U.S. and abroad.

The Wall Street leaders in attendance included Jon Bader (Halcyon), Bruce Richards (Marathon), Rob Pohly (samlyn capital), Jeremy Mindich (Scopia Capital) and Dax Vlassis (Gates Capital). Bill Ackman, an American hedge fund manager, philanthropist and CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP, also took part in the fundraiser.

Over the last few months, MatchPoint NYC has hosted many successful events. In January, politicians from Brooklyn and the Bronx, including Ruben Diaz, duked it out in a wall ball tournament held at MatchPoint NYC. MatchPoint is always thrilled to provide the venue for cause-driven fundraisers and events.

Since MatchPoint NYC opened, the South Brooklyn resident has worked very hard to make the facility the sports and fitness destination for the entire family. The luxury health and fitness complex is spread across 120,000 square feet and features 9 indoor tennis courts, 5 dedicated tennis courts for kids 10 and under, brand new state-of-the-art fitness equipment, an aquatics center, rhythmic gymnastics center and a variety of youth and adult programs.

About Dmitry Druzhinsky:

Dmitry Druzhinsky is a South Brooklyn resident who worked to build MatchPoint NYC, the top fitness destination in Brooklyn, from the ground up due to his enthusiasm for tennis, his son's prowess in the game, and his increasing involvement in real estate development. Dmitry's son Dennis is now a scholar, entrepreneur and involved in real estate in NY. For more information, please visit http://www.dmitry-druzhinsky.com/.


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