A special exhibition match featuring young athletes from the Israel Tennis Center teams will be held in Pittsburgh, Monday, Aug. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a private home in Squirrel Hill. An hors d’oeuvres and dessert reception follows the exhibition.
With tennis at the core of each of its initiatives, the ITC leads and supports co-existence programs for Jewish, Arab, Druze and Bedouin children.
The programs are intended to nurture tolerance and collaboration and promote a future of peaceful co-existence.
Featured at the exhibition will be Nadine Fahoum, a product of the ITC co-existence program. Fahoum began playing tennis at age 9 at the ITC Haifa and was the first Arab Israeli athlete to represent Israel in the Youth Olympic Games in 2006. She is a 2012 graduate of Duke University, where she played No. 1 singles and doubles on a full athletic scholarship. Fahoum recently joined the Israel Tennis Centers Foundation as a development associate.
Funds raised during the exhibition will support the Pittsburgh Karmiel-Misgav Dream Bus to will allow more children to participate in the co-existence programs at the ITC Galilee-Sajur. These programs promote friendship and social awareness among Jewish, Druze and Arab Israeli children.
For more information or to attend the exhibition, contact the co-chairs of the exhibition, Tom Bernstein at 412-780-2802 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Halpern at 412-298-4368 or email@example.com.