Briefs: I-Tri Award, Benefit Tennis
The I-Tri program founded here by Theresa Roden is, according to an I-Tri release, the sole United States nominee to receive in September the International Triathlon Union’s women’s committee’s award of excellence.
The head of the women’s committee, Tomoko Wada, has said, according to the release, “Gender equality is a central element of the work that I.T.U. [the world governing body for the sport] does, and has always been in the DNA of triathlon. . . . There are people the world over doing vital work that helps women, young and old, discover triathlon and to overcome the barriers to participation. This award shines a light on that work. . . .”
“It is incredibly gratifying,” Roden said, “that although we are still a ‘small’ organization that our model is being recognized for promoting social change and empowerment for girls through sport. This is an incredible honor.”
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation will benefit from “a family day of tennis” at Hampton Racquet, off Buckskill Road in East Hampton, a day that is to include an adult round robin, match play for children, children’s activities, and a barbecue, according to a release. Beginners will be welcomed. Tickets cost $50 for families and $20 for individuals. The rain date is Sunday.
The Ellen Hermanson Foundation, established by Dr. Julie Ratner following the death of Ellen Hermanson, her sister, from breast cancer, provides all manner of support for those who have been diagnosed with the disease. “No one is ever turned away at the Ellen Hermanson Breast Center at Southampton Hospital,” Ratner has said.
Susan Henkin, the executive director of the Montauk Playhouse Foundation, which is raising money so that a cultural arts and aquatics center can be built there, will give the public a tour of the community center, on Edgemere Street, tomorrow at 5 p.m.