Leslie Allen is a retired American tennis player and keeper of the legacy of tennis champion, Arthur Ashe through the Arthur Ashe Foundation.
The mission of the foundation is HIV/AIDS education. The foundation carries out its primary mission by training medical professionals from around the world in the latest protocol at Cornell Medical Center.
Money for the Arthur Ashe Foundation has been raised at the U.S. Open for the past 21 years by selling tennis artifacts and many are signed by tennis players. The donated tennis products can also be purchased by bidding on the foundation website, ArthurAsheAIDSEndowment.org.
Also at the U.S. Open, the Arthur Ashe Kids Day is exposing a lot of kids to tennis, Arthur Ashe’s legacy, and to fun.
Ms. Allen represents the top 20 tennis players as a member of the World Tennis Association’s board.
Through her organization, Win 4 Life (LeslieAllen.net), Ms. Allen introduces young people to the behind-the-scenes careers in tennis. Every year, she also has young people working the Arthur Ashe Foundation booth at the US Open.