Towards the end of August there is always something special in the air. Why, you may ask? It’s officially the US Open season, and what better way to kick-off the spectacular US Open (one of the biggest moments for tennis) than with one of the most outstanding events ever – the Arthur Ashe Kids Day! The Arthur Ashe Kids Day is a stupendous event that celebrates the legacy of legendary tennis player, inspiring leader, and incredible humanitarian Arthur Ashe. The event brings magic together with tennis-inspired activities, tons of outstanding musical performances, and a whole lot of fun for everyone!
The remarkable Arthur Ashe Kids Day event was back again for another incredibly successful and amazing day on August 27, 2016 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day Stadium. The event brought together some of the greatest and biggest musical acts including Troye Sivan, Flo Rida, Laura Marano, Zara Larsson, Jordan Fisher, and Forever In Your Mind. The event had some of the most exceptional performances and every one of the performers brought extra energy to the Arthur Ashe Kids Day Stadium. Troye Sivan made the crowd go “Wild” at the event while Laura Marano had every one up on their feet dancing and singing along to her hit songs like “Boombox.” Flo Rida welcomed everyone to his house with one phenomenal performance that had everyone jamming out. Forever In Your Mind, Zara Larsson, and Jordan Fisher rocked out with some of the greatest performances. A whole lot of music and some extra exciting tennis activities, could there possibly be any other event better than the Arthur Ashe Kids Day to kick-off the US Open? The answer is no!
The event was also hosted by three magnificent individuals – none other than everyone’s faves: Laura Marano, Joey Bragg and Jordan Fisher. These three served as terrific hosts who got everyone looking forward to all of the fantastic things that awaits at the event.
In addition to the remarkable musical performances, four extraordinary and iconic tennis players made their way to the Arthur Ashe Stadium tennis court for some excellent tennis activities with some great kids. Tennis stars including the legendary Venus Williams, Juan Martin Del Porto, Monica Puig, and Steve Johnson continued to leave everyone mesmerized with their out of this world tennis skills. Their talent is truly unsurpassable and all four of these extraordinary athletes continue to be wonderful role models to all of their fans as they show that with hard work, passion, and dedication, any goals can be achieved, something that Arthur Ashe also taught everyone as well. Acting sensation and DJ Ansel Elgort made everyone’s hearts skip a beat as he brought some of his tennis player skills to the event. In addition, musical acts including Citizen Four, Los 5, Sophie Beem, and Tegan Marie all gave fans unforgettable performances at the event’s HESS Festival stage.
The event also had the one and only, America’s hero, Simone Manuel, who made history at the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Simone Manuel is truly one of the greatest role models ever to fans as she inspires everyone that nothing is unachievable. She is a legend, an icon, and she will forever go down in history as being one of the greatest individuals.
Without a doubt, the Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day is one of the most awe-inspiring and sensational events for kids, teens, families and people of all ages to enjoy. In fact, this year was the first year ever that the roof at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day closed – history being made for Arthur Ashe Kids Day events! Arthur Ashe Kids Day brings together some of everyone’s favorite things – music, sports, and a great way for bonds to be strengthened and friendships to be created. This event is always so successful every year and is truly something I, Alexisjoyvipaccess and everyone else looks forward to. At the end of each Arthur Ashe Kids Day event, we all always look forward already to the excitement that is to come at next year’s terrific event!
I, Alexisjoyvipaccess had the greatest honor of covering and attending the Arthur Ashe Kids Day event again this year! I always have a magnificent time at Arthur Ashe Kids Day and it is definitely one event that I recommend everyone attends. It truly is one of the greatest events that takes place in New York! Check out some VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE pictures and videos from my coverage of the 2016 Arthur Ashe Kids Day and stay tuned for VIPAccessEXCLUSIVE interviews with the multi-talented and inspiring musician, Troye Sivan as well as the legendary, history-making, Gold Medalist Simone Manuel on YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess! Thanks for another exceptional time at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day!
The Arthur Ashe Kids Day aired on August 28th at 2:00 PM ET on ABC! For more information on the Arthur Ashe Kids Day event, head on over to http://www.arthurashekidsday.com! Don’t forget to follow the Arthur Ashe Kids Day on Twitter: @AAKidsDay and use #AAKD on all social media networks!
Had the GREATEST HONOR interviewing America's HERO, the legendary, history-making @swimone13 at #AAKD #ArthurAsheKidsDay yesterday! #StayTuned for our INTERVIEW on YouTube.com/alexisjoyvipaccess and alexisjoyvipaccess.com – we talk about #Olympics in Rio, making history, what a typical breakfast is like for an Olympian like her and more! #SimoneManuel @aakidsday