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Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2012 A Fun Day for All

A player autograph session with fans Photo Credit: Alexis Williams/What's The 411 Networks A player autograph session with fans

What's The 411 TV captured some of the sights and sounds at the Arthur Ashe Kids Day 2012 held at the US National Tennis Center.

Arthur Ashe Kids Day offers something for everyone. There were opportunities to watch tennis pros practice; attend concerts with pop and R&B stars such as Carly Rae Jepsen and Mindless Behavior; and tennis clinics for the little ones. The video also shows that kids and adults alike, stood ready to get autographs from their favorite players.

Arthur Ashe Kids Day also celebrates the writing and artistic skills of young people connected to the National Junior Tennis and Learning network founded by Arthur Ashe. Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins was on hand to help celebrate the winners of the Arthur Ashe Essay and Art Contest. Mayor Dinkins also spoke about the genesis of the Arthur Ashe Kids Day and What's The 411 TV's Andrew Rosario captured it all.

Arthur Ashe was born on July 10, 1943 in Richmond, Virginia and is remembered for his excellence as a tennis player as well as his efforts to further social causes. He remains the only African American player ever to win the men's singles title at Wimbledon, the Australian Open or the US Open. His legacy continues to have a positive effect on our society.