Fila, the official apparel and footwear sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, has donated approximately $48,000 in fitness and lifestyle apparel and footwear to the Armed Services YMCA Twentynine Palms, a non-profit beneficiary of The Champions Volunteer Foundation (TCVF).
TCVF is the primary beneficiary of the BNP Paribas Open Tennis Tournament and raises funds for charitable purposes, including, but not limited to, youth recreational, educational and well-care programs.
The Fila products range from women's fitness capri pants, tank tops, pants, jackets, short sleeve tops; men's fitness jackets and pants, warm-ups, sweaters and tee shirts; and training and lifestyle shoes for men, women and children.
Fila, a Premier Sponsor of the BNP Paribas Open, selected Armed Services YMCA from many of The Champions Volunteer Foundation's qualified and deserving non-profit beneficiaries based on a variety of factors including frequency and type of physical training exercises.
"Marines must train daily," said Anita Neu-Fultz, Executive Director, Armed Services YMCA Twentynine Palms. "This generous donation from Fila will allow them to train wearing clothes that offer the highest level of comfort and performance. Thank you so much to Fila, The Champions Volunteer Foundation and the BNP Paribas Open for giving our Marines this wonderful and important gift."
"We are thrilled to donate Fila apparel and footwear to active duty servicemen and women and their families through this deserving organization," said Fila EVP Business Operations Jennifer Estabrook. "The programming and support that the Armed Services YMCA provides to military families is outstanding and not only makes a difference in their lives, but makes military life easier."