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The Hampton Open

Join us for the Third Annual Hampton Open at The Racquet Lounge in Southampton NY. Started in 2022, this annual pickleball tournament brings players and spectators together for a fun day of great competition supporting the families staying at Ronald McDonald House New York.

Read the below from the founder, Holden Lipton:

 The idea of a Pickleball Fundraising Event came to mind after playing myself. I was like “wow, this is an amazing sport, that all individuals of different ages could play”. After my family went through the experience of my brother being diagnosed with, treated for, and beating cancer, I knew that I wanted the chance to provide comfort to families who were going through similar situations. I was inspired by the volunteers at Memorial Sloan Kettering that kept my brother active, engaged, and joyful throughout his treatment. Sitting on the Youth Advisory Council and volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House New York gives me the opportunity to provide families with a comfortable and welcoming home while maintaining the patients’ happiness.  Helping these families brings me endless amounts of gratification and I have Ronald McDonald House New York to thank for creating this wonderful place.  

 -Holden Lipton 

 About Ronald McDonald House New York 

When families must travel to New York City for the advanced cancer treatment they can’t get anywhere else, they can find a loving place to stay at our Ronald McDonald House New York. Located on East 73rd Street in Manhattan, and within close proximity to 8 major hospital systems, Ronald McDonald House New York welcomes children and families from across the world. The House can accommodate 95 families including 6 post-transplant suites.