Arthur Ashe Tunnel-Mural Project in Battery Park official unveiling on Wednesday

Arthur Ashe Tunnel-Mural Project in Battery Park official unveiling on Wednesday

Tennis great Arthur Ashe will be honored with a mural in Battery Park.

Arthur Ashe would have been 74-years-old on July 10th.

His legacy will live on in a unique way in a tunnel in Battery Park.  The colors and images tell the story of Arthur Ashe’s life from his days of playing tennis on segregated courts in Richmond to the grassy courts of Wimbledon and ultimately to his death in February 1993.

U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project has been working this past week to finish the mural, and now they’re ready to show off their hard work.

Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 12th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, all those that worked on the project will gather in Battery Park to officially unveil Ashe’s Mural, take tennis lessons, enjoy entertainment, eat food, and celebrate Arthur Ashe.

Donations for this project and more that U.N.I.T.Y. Street Project have been in the works for some time and can be made online.

Below is a list of all those that came together to bring this mural to life:

  • Metro Richmond Tennis Association
  • Friends of Battery Park
  • Battery Park Civic Association
  • U.N.I.T.Y Street Project
  • Richmond Parks and Recreation
  • Sir James Thornhill Global Arts Initiative
  • Hamilton Glass
  • Ramsey Art Works
  • And Many Corporate Volunteers

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