AUGUST 22, 2022, NEWPORT, R.I. – Journalist Jon Wertheim and RWQuarantunes, created by Richard and Demi Weitz, will probably be honored by the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame on the Legends Ball offered by BNP Paribas, to be held on Saturday, September 10 at Cipriani forty second Road in New York Metropolis.
The Legends Ball offered by BNP Paribas is an annual celebration of tennis excellence, bringing collectively the game’s legends and devoted supporters in a particular night to learn the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame. Anticipated attendees on the Legends Ball embody Corridor of Famers Stan Smith, Kim Clijsters, and Gigi Fernandez, amongst many others tennis greats.
Proceeds raised throughout the occasion will profit the ITHF’s mission to protect tennis historical past within the museum assortment, have a good time its biggest champions via on-site and digital storytelling, and encourage the following era via group outreach and teaching programs.
Hosted by Grasp of Ceremonies Invoice Whitaker of CBS’ 60 Minutes, the Legends Ball will characteristic particular musical performances by Grammy-nominated and Billboard-award profitable artist Rick Astley and multi-platinum singer, songwriter and Broadway standout Debbie Gibson. Astley and Gibson had been frequent performers on RWQuarantunes all through the pandemic. The pair will take the stage alongside honorees Wertheim and the Weitzs, this 12 months’s respective recipients of the Eugene L. Scott and Joseph F. Cullman Awards.
Eugene L. Scott Award Recipient
Wertheim, Tennis Channel reporter, Senior Author for Sports activities Illustrated, and correspondent for CBS’ 60 Minutes, will probably be honored with the Eugene L. Scott Award. Given in reminiscence of the late Corridor of Famer who was the writer of Tennis Week journal, the Scott Award is offered yearly to a person who shows dedication to speaking truthfully and critically in regards to the sport, and who has a major affect on tennis.
A preeminent voice in sports activities journalism, Wertheim has been a full-time employees member of Sports activities Illustrated since 1996 and has reported with Tennis Channel since 2012. Along with his immersive work in tennis, Wertheim has coated the NBA, sports activities enterprise and society, and emerged as one in all SI’s chief investigative reporters. Tennis followers all over the world are accustomed to seeing Wertheim on Tennis Channel, the place he brings a large breadth of perspective as an analyst all through the tennis calendar and is a daily contributor to Tennis.com.
Wertheim’s reporting acumen extends past sports activities as a correspondent for essentially the most profitable tv broadcast program in historical past, CBS’ 60 Minutes. Since becoming a member of in 2017, he has reported on tales starting from native newsrooms being strained by budget-slashing monetary companies to the Ritchie Boys, the key U.S. unit bolstered by German-born Jews who helped the Allies beat Hitler, a profile of Oscar, Emmy and Tony-winner Viola Davis, and an interview with the ATP Tour’s Rafael Nadal on his island residence in Spain.
Wertheim is the writer of 10 books together with New York Occasions bestseller Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports activities Are Made and Strokes of Genius: Federer, Nadal, and the Biggest Match Ever Performed.
RWQuarantunes: Richard and Demi Weitz
Joseph F. Cullman third Award Recipient
RWQuarantunes will obtain the Joseph F. Cullman Award, which honors an distinctive entity that has made a major contribution to society at giant – each philanthropically and thru excellent generosity of spirit. In March 2020 throughout the top of pandemic lockdowns, Richard Weitz, a associate and agent at WME, and his daughter Demi launched a sequence of digital live shows that includes a few of music’s greatest stars to learn charitable causes. What started as an intimate Zoom expertise from the Weitzs’ kitchen in Beverly Hills shortly grew to become a global phenomenon.
In 2020, RWQuarantunes stepped in to interchange Legends Ball throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, and funds raised throughout the digital gala supported the ITHF at a much-needed time. Throughout practically a 12 months and a half with 75 Zooms and over 550 performers, RWQuaratunes raised over $35 million for pandemic reduction, racial fairness, and nonprofits. Richard and Demi, now a sophomore at Stanford College, have been honored nationally by Huge Brothers Huge Sisters of Better Los Angeles, Billboard Journal, the Make-A-Want Basis, the Alliance for Childrens’ Rights, and plenty of extra organizations.
The Legends Ball is offered by BNP Paribas and can be sponsored by Constancy, FILA, and Infosys. Co-chairs for the occasion are John and Jody Arnhold, Ganesh Betanabhatla and Pooja Barbhaiya, Dominic and Nancy Casserley, Russ and Judy Fradin, Wendy Holcombe and Carl Kawaja, Andrea and Erik Lisher, Ajay and Debbie Nagpal, and Gary and Barbara Tolman.
To register for and be taught extra in regards to the Legends Ball, go to tennisfame.com/legends-ball.