FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA ATTENDS 2011 US OPEN

First lady Michelle Obama visited the U.S. Open for the first time Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, to promote “LET’S MOVE”;  her campaign against childhood obesity.  The initiative encourages more children to become active and lead healthier lifestyles.   She also applauded the United States Tennis Association (USTA) for engaging millions of children in tennis, introducing tennis into thousands of elementary schools throughout the country, and building more than 2000 right-sized courts that provide a place for young people to play tennis.

SERENA TAKES TIME FROM COMPETING IN THE 2011 US OPEN TO JOIN THE FIRST LADY  IN PARTICIPATING IN THE  USTA 10 and UNDER TENNIS CLINIC


The First Lady is pictured her with Chairman of the Board and President of the USTA Jon Vegosen, and former and current players who participated in the USTA 10 and Under Clinic:  MaliVai Washington, Billie Jean King, James Blake, Serena and Katrina Adams.

First lady Michelle Obama high fives a child who has joined
the LET’S MOVE campaign.

The 
Lady
Takes
To
The
 Court

 

 

 

James Blake Another of My Favorite Players with the First Lady

Pictured here with tennis great Billie Jean King, First Lady Michelle Obama commented “I have been trying to get to the US Open my entire life. I am so incredibly excited to finally be at my first US Open, but I am equally excited and proud to be standing in partnership with the USTA and all they have done for hundreds of thousands of kids across this country. You are an example of what we can do when we put our minds to it,” said First Lady Michelle Obama.

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