Citi Open Kickoff Party!
Last week was the Citi Open Kickoff Party at the Pavilion Room in the Ronald Reagan International Building and Trade Center. Snapped: TCMA’s Tracy Johnson and Patrice Lewis.
The party was hosted and sponsored by Trade Center Management Associates, the manager of the Reagan Building and sponsor of the Citi Open. Thanks to the Restaurant Association of Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), the party featured some of D.C.’s celebrated restaurants and chefs, featured at the 2017 RAMMY Awards on Sunday, along with TCMA Chef Xavier Deshayes. Here, Destination DC's Torri Christian and Robin McClain.
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Andrew Trueblood, 94.7 Fresh FM’s Tommy McFly, D.C. Councilman Brandon Todd, TCMA’s John P. Drew, Events DC’s Erik Moses and LINK Strategic Partners’ Michael Akin.
The event also featured a performance by MAGIC GIANT, featuring lead singer Austin Bisnow, the son of Mark and Margot Bisnow, the founder of Bisnow and former publisher of The Scene.
Celebrating its 49th edition this summer, the Citi Open Tennis Tournament is now ongoing, through Aug. 6, at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center. Early commitments include defending champion Gael Monfils, three-time tournament champion Juan Martin del Potro, world No. 7 Dominic Thiem, fan favorite American John Isner and Olympic gold medalist Monica Puig. Here, Citi Open Director Keely O’Brien with Citi Open player Andrea Petkovic.
The tournament benefits underserved children in the Washington area through its owner and beneficiary, the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation. Here, Citi Open player Tim Smyczek with Lagardere Sports’ Morgan Menahan.