2020 Home Matches At Drexel University Put On Hold Until Summer 2021 As League Looks To Bring All Nine Teams To One Neutral Site This Summer
The Philadelphia Freedoms’ 2020 World TeamTennis (WTT) home schedule of matches slated for this summer at our new venue at the Daskalakis Athletic Center at Drexel University are being put on hold until July of 2021 due to continuing public health concerns regarding COVID-19.
At the same time, there still might be great tennis to be played as WTT is exploring ways to stage a full season this July with all nine teams in a single-site location competing for the 2020 WTT King Trophy. Currently, the league is in discussions with several cities located in states that have begun to ease restrictions and have an interest in hosting the WTT season.
The league expects to make an announcement on future plans for the 2020 season before the end of May. If this is a “go,” you will be able to cheer on the Freedoms this summer with broadcasts on the CBS networks, wtt.com and through our social media channels.
Although we will miss bringing professional tennis to Philly this summer we are supportive of government guidelines regarding the staging of live events at this time. Fortunately, we have a strong partnership with Drexel University and have already locked in dates for the Freedoms’ season in July 2021.
Thanks for standing with us. With friends like you, the Freedoms will be back, stronger than ever, in 2021!
In these challenging times, we extend a special thanks to our Freedoms’ sponsors, most notably AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Citi and Penn Medicine, on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19.
- AmerisourceBergen’s sourcing teams are closely monitoring the supply chain for potential impacts to ensure support for patients in need of treatment. They are proactively increasing inventory on items related to COVID-19 treatment and supportive care like IV fluids, generic injectables and related products for acute care providers, as well as essential medicines in other classes.
- The AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed $1 million to support communities, individuals and nonprofits impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19). In alignment with the Foundation’s mission to improve the health and wellbeing of patient populations, the grant donations will be deployed to regional, national and global organizations focused on combatting the economic, psychosocial and health challenges resulting from the global pandemic.
- Citi and the Citi Foundation have committed over $65 million to date in support of COVID-19-related community relief efforts around the world, including nearly $36 million in charitable contributions from Citi and nearly $30 million in grants from the Citi Foundation. These efforts are helping to deliver immediate relief to frontline workers and populations within communities most impacted. They also are supporting longer-term investments in programs focused on economic recovery and financial stability.
- The Perelman School of Medicine at Penn has established a new center to help expand and accelerate research related to the novel coronavirus. Penn is hopeful the research will ultimately support the development of potential vaccines, diagnostic tools and effective therapies for COVID-19.
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The Philadelphia Freedoms