BNP Paribas partners with Washington Tennis & Education Foundation

August 31, 2017

BNP Paribas to be presenting sponsor of WTEF’s Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament.

A longtime partner to tennis worldwide, BNP Paribas today announced a new partnership with the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF). For the first time, BNP Paribas will sponsor the WTEF’s Congressional Charity Tennis Tournament. The event takes place on Monday, September 25, 2017 at WTEF’s East Capitol Tennis Center.

The annual tournament raises funds to benefit education for low income youth, on and off the court. Members of Congress and former professional tennis players will play alongside corporate sponsors and WTEF members. This year’s event will feature tennis legends Kathy Rinaldi, Dan Waldman, and Richey Reneberg, and Congress members including Senator Shelley Moore Capito, Representative Joyce Beatty and Representative Charlie Dent; all of which are repeat CCTT participants.

Ilias Catsaros, BNP Paribas’ Head of Brand and Communications, Americas, said, “As well as sponsoring major professional tournaments, BNP Paribas has been a longtime supporter of youth tennis programs as a key component of our community outreach efforts. We are delighted to partner with WTEF to continue making investments in helping children in the Washington, D.C. area succeed.”

“We are thrilled to be partnering with BNP Paribas, which has an incredible history of supporting tennis and giving back to the community,” said WTEF’s President, Eleni Rossides.

About BNP Paribas
BNP Paribas, a global bank, has built a strong and diversified presence in the United States to support its client base. The bank employs over 16,000 people and has had a presence in the USA since the late 1800s. Just as the bank serves clients across the world, the bank has been able to bring tennis to fans globally. BNP Paribas is the leading partner of tennis worldwide, sponsoring the sport in all forms—professional, amateur, junior, community and wheelchair tennis. The bank sponsors dozens of professional tournaments including the French Open, the Davis Cup, the Fed Cup and the BNP Paribas Open. In 2011, BNP Paribas launched to provide a platform with global tennis news for all fans.

About WTEF
The Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF) is a premier educational and tennis organization
for low income, underserved children in Washington, DC. WTEF’s mission is to improve the life prospects of the District of Columbia’s neediest children and youth through athletic and academic enrichment. We seek to keep children off city streets during out-of-school time, in a safe environment they can trust, by engaging them in productive activities that teach discipline, build confidence, improve school performance, and encourage a healthy lifestyle. We empower our students to achieve their highest potential by helping them develop meaningful values and the critical life skills that will lead them to make constructive life choices. Working together with the community, WTEF builds life champions. For more information about our services, please visit

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