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RAPPER JAY-Z TO DESIGN ARTHUR ASHE SHIRT

 

09.02.09 ----  Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has designed a shirt in homage of legendary African-American tennis star Arthur Ashe. 

 

A customized Rocawear Arthur Ashe shirt will be sold during this year’s U.S. Open in New York. The customized shirt marks the 40th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning Network, a tennis organization Ashe co-founded.

 

“I am thrilled that someone of Jay-Z’s stature would take part in this project,” said Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Arthur Ashe’s widow. "This shirt will honor the legacy of my husband and remind people of his contributions to both the sport of tennis and this country’s underprivileged youth.”

 

Proceeds from the sales of the shirt will be donated to Arthur Ashe Endowment for the Defeat of AIDS.

 

The U.S. Open takes place August 31-September 13 in Flushing, New York.



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