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Catch Skai Jackson, In Real Life and *more* at Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

As the Jessie theme song suggests, “it feels like a party every day"—especially at the 23rd Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The event—powered by Net Generation—will be be hosted by Jessie actress and activist Skai Jackson, singer Alex Aiono and Radio Disney’s Morgan on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in New York. Attendees are invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open and Arthur Ashe's legendary victory with a tennis and entertainment festival from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kids are invited to try out Net Generation tennis on 14 different courts. Attendees can earn accolades for their skills including adidas Earn Your Stripes, Chase Challenge, evian® I Wanna Court, Emirates Airline Beat the Pro, IBM Speedzone, Mount Sinai Get Fit and Play and Wilson Stars Court.

During the Grounds Festival, guests can also watch tennis pros practice on the new Louis Armstrong Stadium, Grandstand, Court 17 and Practice Courts 1-5. So far, the lineup of sports talent includes defending US Open Champion and World Number One Rafael Nadal, 2018 Wimbledon Champions and past US Open Champions Novak Djokovic and Angelique Kerber, and 2018 US Open Finalist Madison Keys.

In addition to the sports aspect, the festival—which once helped Justin Bieber, Rhianna,and more launch their careers—will feature music from EchoSmith, In Real LifeJAGMAC, AJ Mitchell, Brynn Elliot, 4thAve, and X’s & O’s. Students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are also set to perform.

Additional activities during the Grounds Festival include cardio tennis, face painting, a juggling workshop, hair beading and braiding, storytelling, balloon artists and roving entertainers.

WANT TO GO? Girls' Life is giving two lucky readers the opportunity to attend with three of their friends! Click HERE to enter. 

Stadium show tickets are officially on sale through Ticketmaster (1-866-OPEN-TIX), and at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center box office. Unable to attend? You can watch the event broadcast live on Sunday, August 26, from 2 – 3 p.m. on ABC.

Are you stoked for this amaze event? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


by Carrie Berk | 7/31/2018
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