Game, Set, Match: A Charity By Design Bangle by Alex and Ani
Great jewelry for a great cause? That’s a win-win!
The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is thrilled and grateful to announce that through Alex and Ani’s Charity By Design program 20% of sales of the newly released Game, Set, Match bangle will benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in support of our mission to preserve the history of tennis and inspire its future. Order yours now! >>
The Game, Set, Match bangle was available for the first time in Rhode Island at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, held on the Hall of Fame’s historic grass courts in July– the only men’s pro tennis tournament in New England. The bangle was wildly popular among the tournament guests – selling out quickly! It was even spotted on the wrist of tennis greats Martina Hingis and Mary Pierce during the week. Just in time for the US Open, the bangle is now officially available in stores nationwide and on www.alexandani.com
Charity By Design is the heart and soul of Alex and Ani. In this program, Alex and Ani founder Carolyn Rafaelian works closely with organizations in creating a unique design that embodies the message and reflects the beauty of each charitable organization. The organization believes profoundly that people everywhere are anxious to participate in creating change and empowering those who so clearly need assistance. By allowing consumers to enter the charitable world through their purchases, we believe a new generation of philanthropists will emerge.
The Charity By Design program has had a positive impact on non-profits doing important work across the nation, and the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is so grateful to be the most recent charity to be selected to participate.
At the International Tennis Hall of Fame, we work to ensure that our programs touch all levels of the game—aspiring juniors, recreational players, pro tennis at its highest level, and of course, the Hall of Famers, the legends who have built the sport that is such a popular global pastime.
The Hall of Fame is located in a National Historic Landmark—an extraordinary property that was built in 1880 as a social club for the community. In 1881, the facility hosted the first U.S. National Lawn Tennis Championships, the tournament that grew to become today’s US Open.
Today, the Hall of Fame operates a fascinating museum dedicated to preserving the history of tennis. Children ages 16 & under are invited into the museum free of charge to learn about the sport’s rich history and be inspired by its great champions. More than 4,000 explore the hallowed halls each year.
Those same grass tennis courts that hosted the U.S. Nationals in 1881 are now open to the public— adult recreational players come back week after week, passionate about their sport and committed to the sport’s benefits of a healthy, social lifestyle. Children participate in tennis clinics lead by pro tennis players, who educate them about the sport’s honor codes and inspire them to strive to be the best. Each summer, an elite group of some of the sport’s greatest champions and contributors return to the Hall of Fame to participate in a grand ceremony to honor the sports best of the best—in the Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.
At the Hall of Fame, we are passionate about celebrating the sport that we know has made an important impact on the lives of so many. We hope to see many tennis fans out there wearing the new Game, Set, Match Bangle with pride as a momento of what the sport means to each individual. We are grateful for the support we will receive through the Charity By Design program to continue our work of preserving the history of tennis and inspiring its future.
The Game, Set, Match Bangle is now available at Alex and Ani stores and on www.alexandani.com.