Earlier this month, Wall Street’s tennis community held an annual fundraiser tournament for the R Baby Foundation— a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to saving babies lives through improving pediatric emergency care.
This year’s event raised over $US300,000. The tournament was founded by Wexford Capital’s Jason Pinksy and it’s co-hosted by Jeffrey Appel, affectionately known as “the Mayor of New York tennis.”
Wall Street’s tennis players have formed a tight knit community. On Sunday mornings, you can probably find Bill Ackman of Pershing Square, Appel, other finance folks, and top former professional/college players on the Randall’s Island courts. They frequently play in charity tournaments, and in the last five years, they have raised upwards of $US1 million for R Baby.
Appel and his partner, Dan Cochrane, were victorious in this year’s R Baby Tournament.
A big thank you to photographer Jon Nissenbaum, who was kind enough to share some of his photos of the event with us. We’ve included highlights from the tournament in the slides that follow.