The Atlanta Open, an ATP 250 event, has announced that it is joining with partner, CIGNA, to help feed some of the frontline workers in Metro Atlanta at Northside Hospital Cherokee on behalf of GF Sports, the Truist Atlanta Open, CIGNA and Waffle House.
Eddie Gonzalez, Truist Atlanta Open Tournament Director, commented, "Northside Hospital and Waffle House are two of our key partners, not only during the nine days of the Truist Atlanta Open, but throughout the year.
They, like many others, are being affected by COVID-19. We're not just a tennis tournament, we're a major community event. We have tremendous community partners, and they have stepped up in critical times. It's our way of doing something to help support Northside Hospital and those hero frontline healthcare workers, along with our great partner Waffle House who is being hit through this as well , with all of their stores being closed other than take out”.
The Truist Atlanta Open is scheduled to be held this year from 25 July to 2 August. As of now, all tennis tournaments till July 13th have been suspended by the ATP Tour. The ATP Tour has said they will take a call by June 1st on the status of events post 12th July.
The tournament’s charity partner, Giving Kitchen, was also one of nine charities to receive a $15,000 ATP ACES for Charity grant this year. The ATP 250 event began working with Giving Kitchen, which provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources, in 2017.