Four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka has teamed up with BODYARMOR LYTE, the official sports drink of the US Open Tennis Championships, to unveil the newly renovated children’s tennis courts at Detective Keith L. Williams Park in Jamaica, in Queens.
In 2020, BODYARMOR is committed to renovating the tennis court facilities to bring its US Open partnership to life beyond the tournament and to inspire young athletes in the local community of Queens where Osaka did. his beginnings. The courts were unveiled by Naomi Osaka’s foundation, Play Academy, which will host “LYTE Up the Courts” – a youth tennis clinic featuring participants from New York-based tennis organizations.
“I have seen with my own eyes how playing sports can have a positive impact on the lives of children,” said Naomi Osaka. “It has been extremely rewarding to work with BODYARMOR to revitalize the same tennis courts that I grew up playing on. And the fact that BODYARMOR is also a Queens-based company makes this initiative even cooler and more meaningful to me. Updating these courts means so much – local high schools use them for practice and competition, the community comes here to play – the benefits will be long lasting. “
“Through our partnership with Naomi Osaka, BODYARMOR has been able to give back to the Queens community, which holds a special place in our hearts,” said Michael Fedele, vice president of marketing at BODYARMOR. “Being able to support this project is much more important than the renovation itself. With the new courts, we are not only able to provide improved facilities for the next generation of tennis players, but we are also investing in the future of the community that we also call our home.
An extension of BODYARMOR Sports Drink, BODYARMOR LYTE offers a premium low-calorie, no-sugar-added sports drink option with potassium-rich electrolytes, antioxidants and coconut water. The brand knows that consumers and athletes alike are looking for better health options when it comes to sports drinks, as health and wellness trends continue to rise. In 2020, BODYARMOR LYTE announced its significant multi-year partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) which named BODYARMOR LYTE the official sports drink of the US Open Tennis Championships.
The 2021 US Open will run from August 30 to September 30. 12 at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, NY