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With one week left at the 2018 US Open, spectators, UCLA alumni and members of the tennis community alike are keeping the memory of champion Arthur Ashe ’66 alive in honor of the 50th anniversary of his historic win.
The Washington Post recently published an article reflecting on Ashe’s legacy as the first winner of the men’s singles title, the first African American to win a title at the US Open, and a humanitarian who advocated for equity and social justice. The article also gave a shout out to the Arthur Ashe Legacy booth, run by UCLA volunteers, and its signature T-shirts with Ashe’s face that spectators have been wearing throughout the tournament.
All proceeds from merchandise sold at the US Open booth support UCLA’s Arthur Ashe Legacy Fund. Arthur Ashe's brother Johnnie Ashe, UCLA Dean and Senior Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education Pat Turner, Arthur Ashe’s longtime friend and teammate Charlie Pasarell along with hundreds of fans take time to visit the booth each year.
Below, visitors and volunteers enjoy their time at the booth.