The Japan Society of Northern California is pleased to announce a volunteer opportunity to help the USTA in hosting the annual Kids Day at the opening of the WTA Mubadala Silicon Valley Tennis Classic (fka the Bank of the West Classic at Stanford), part of the women’s US Open Series, with tennis stars from around the globe.
Kids Day is a longstanding USTA Norcal tradition of engaging kids in sports, a critical formula to promoting success through fitness and education for kids in the community. The Kids Day activities include interviews with WTA players, Q&A, and lunch and tickets for the kids to watch some competitive matches, for many the first time seeing a tennis match! This year, less than 360 days away, the Summer Olympics comes to Tokyo after 56 years, offering a unique opportunity to engage with the community and share not only the vision, spirit and values of the Olympics with the kids, but also the opportunity to talk about Japan, the host country.
After having successfully gathered volunteers for the 2019 Prefontaine Diamond Classic, the premier Track and Field meet at Stanford University on June 30 and our first activity to celebrate the 2020 Games, the Japan Society has again offered to invite volunteers to support USTA Norcal’s Kids Day.
Please come and immerse yourself in the world of tennis while enjoying a fun day with the kids in the midst of some high-level competition!
Please note the following:
1. You must be at least 16 years old to be a volunteer.
1. A Background Form must be filled out and sent to Silvia Duenas-Bielser @ [email protected].
2. Here’s a map of the layout from last year. Kids Day will be on the baseball field (#2). There’s a short walkway from the KD site to the stadium where matches are being played. As you can see, the site is pretty compact.
Consistent abuse-prevention training across the Olympic Movement’s 50 national governing bodies is critical for keeping athletes safe and ensuring that adults who work with youth clearly understand their roles and responsibilities,” said Shellie Pfohl, CEO of the U.S. Center for SafeSport. “The Center appreciates USTA’s commitment, leadership and support of putting an athlete’s well-being first and creating respectful sport environments across the country.”
The Japan Society of Northern California created the Road to Tokyo 2020 Initiative to help raise awareness of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics in the Bay Area through sports and strengthen the bridge between the Bay Area and Japan. It is driven by volunteers who have a passion and interests in Japan, sports, and culture and are dedicated to creating even stronger ties of friendship between the Bay Area and Japan.
The Road to Tokyo 2020 Initiative focuses on developing a series of programs, sporting activities, and community engagement until next summer to generate the excitement and spirit towards the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Additionally, they create the opportunity to visit and enjoy the beauties, cuisines, history, and culture of Japan. The programs will continue to strengthen the already firm foundation of US-Japan friendship that has been built over the past 70 years of close engagement and fellowship.