Flushing, New York - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project will make a ceremonial stop for Operation Arthur Ashe at the John Lewis Freedom Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia. Among other things, a Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van has been requested to the Mercedes Benz Corporate Headquarters.
H.R. 1242 Resilience Project is awaiting feedback. During the interim, attention turns towards getting tennis rackets stringed, logistics confirmed for distribution, and garnering more partners.
Operation Arthur Ashe will travel cross country starting from USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. During the journey, items collected will be distributed at scheduled and unscheduled stops along the way. H.R. 1242 Resilience Project hopes to depart in September.
Rep. John Lewis, was an icon for the Civil Rights Movement and often called the conscience of U.S. Congress. He was a supporter of Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project quest to bring attention and action towards HIV/AIDS pandemic by rowing from Africa to New York's Brooklyn Bridge. His transatlantic row was completed on a fourth try, which took a grueling 21 months with many challenges.
Flushing, New York - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project congratulates US Open Tennis Championships winners Daniil Medwed of Russia and Emma Raducanu (United Kingdom). Both athletes demonstrated great resilience in their victories.
Novak Djokovic (Serbia), Serena Williams (USA), and Naomi Osaka (Japan), we're in the process of sending our inaugural Arthur Ashe Never Give Up Award to you. You all are champions in our eyes.
This award symbolizes the unwavering legacy of Arthur Ashe humanity and the spirit to never give up. The three of you exemplify fortitude and compassion, both on and off the tennis court.
H.R. 1242 Resilience Project was launched in 2019 to commemorate 400 Years of African American History at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Flushing, New York (September 12, 2021) - As the US Open Tennis Championships draws to an end, we pause again for an icon that shared love on and off the court.
Arthur Ashe, like many of his counterparts of the time, was competitive in every aspect. One of the defining characteristics that echoed after each match was Ashes humility of playing with another champion. Ashe has been quoted of saying, from what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. In our eyes, that love!
Flushing, New York (September 11, 2021) - A representative for Mercedes Benz USA, called Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project on Friday.
H.R. 1242 Resilience Project humanitarian request for a loaner Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van to distribute tennis rackets, balls, and bags stuffed with school supplies for children in New York and across America has been received.
Flushing, New York (August 10, 2021) - At Arthur Ashe Stadium this week, many players took to using the lob shot for an advantage. Operation Arthur Ashe has another meaning to the difficult maneuver.
During the US Open, a collection drive for tennis rackets, balls, and bags stuffed with school supplies dubbed Operation Arthur Ashe ends on Sunday. A second effort is now underway for manufacturers to drop tennis sneakers inside these bags.
Arthur Ashe advocated the power of tennis and education. "With teenagers making a forceful stand at the US Open, it’s more than a placebo for the next generation of tennis players. Not only can they compete, but win as well," said Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project.
Louisville, Colorado (September 9, 2021) - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project announces that Babolat USA is sending tennis rackets for Operation Arthur Ashe. Thanks Babolat Family.
Queens, New York (September 9, 2021) - With a mission to provide a comprehensive and nurturing learning environment where students will excel, Primary School 161 Arthur Ashe, Jr. School will see Operation Arthur Ashe.
While the logistics need to be confirm, Arthur Ashe left a footprint on and off the court. With the added time for distribution, it allows us to engage past awardees from 400 Years of African American History. Some were principals, teachers and held positions at United Federation of Teachers and Council of School Supervisors and Administrators.
Flushing, New York (September 9, 2021) - Arthur Ashe had so many opportunities to quit. He faced an avalanche of challenges, both on and off the court. Ashe had a profound love for the game of tennis.
At 10 years old, his mentor, Dr. Robert Walter Johnson, a proponent of socialization taught Ashe to carry himself with politesse in the extreme. Ashe let his racket do his talking, no matter how uncivil the treatment he faced. It was a hard road, but he knew others would grace the court. Every challenge was served with a never give up attitude.
New York City, New York (September 8, 2021) - In advance of 20th anniversary of those killed in the 9/11 attacks, Don Victor Mooney, President of H.R. 1242 Resilience Project has written to National September 11 Memorial & Museum seeking their consent to include a canoe used to honor the heroes and victims of September 11 for permanent exhibition.
The canoe was used by Mooney during his 3rd Annual Paddle for HIV/AIDS in the summer of 2002.
During the circumvention of Long Island waters, sand and soil donated by United Nations member states was solemnly released as a gesture of solidarity. Construction & General Building Laborers Local 79, AFL-CIO supplied Mooney with dust from Ground Zero, which joined the tribute.
With Mike Bloomberg as Chairman of National September 11 Memorial & Museum, we’ve an opportunity to share our story, said Mooney.
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