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Citi Open® Tennis Tournament to Hold Exclusive Player Party at Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington's 2017 RAMMYS

May 2, 2017

Racquets and restaurants come together as the Citi Open® Tennis Tournament partners with Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) for the third year on three culinary-centric programs and events for foodies and sports fans alike.

The invitation-only Citi Open Player Party, attended by tournament players and VIPs, will be held for the first time ever at the 2017 RAMMY Awards Gala, July 30th at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The gala, now in its 35th year, honors the best in Washington’s culinary and hospitality community and features the best food, drink, and party DC has to offer.

“The combined RAMMYS and Citi Open Player Party will infuse the best of Washington’s culinary scene and some of the world’s best tennis in this glamorous, black-tie soiree, which is definitely DC’s party of the year,” said Citi Open Tournament Director, Keely O’Brien. “It’s a natural partnership — food and sports complement each other.”

In addition, RAMW will once again offer a Citi Open Dining Passport to tournament players and their guests. Dozens of world-class restaurants participate in the passport, which provides the player with a complimentary meal and encourages them to venture around the city through its vibrant dining scene.

“The Citi Open Tournament is such a fantastic event for Washington, DC’s residents and visitors each year, said Kathy Hollinger, President and CEO of RAMW. It is an experience not to be missed and RAMW is thrilled to partner once again to connect tennis fans and tournament players with incredible dining experiences before, during, and after the Tournament. And the chefs and restaurants are equally excited to welcome players and VIPs to the RAMMYS at the Player Party.

Another RAMW activation for this year’s tournament is its participation in the Citi Open Official Kickoff Party, to be held Friday, July 28 at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. RAMW will invite a select group of restaurateurs to showcase their restaurants at the unique ticketed event, which also includes the tournament’s Official Draw Ceremony and live music. More details to come.

The Citi Open Tennis Tournament will be held July 29 to August 6 at the Rock Creek Park Tennis Center on 16th and Kennedy Streets NW. The international event directly benefits local kids and youth through the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, the tournament’s owner and beneficiary. Courtside box seats and a variety of ticket packages are now on sale at or the hotline at 202-721-9500. Single session tickets will be available starting Tuesday, April 18.

The Citi Open Tennis Tournament is one of only 13 elite ATP World Tour 500-level events worldwide and the only one held in the United States. The tournament also features a WTA International Tournament, which provides fans the opportunity to watch simultaneous competitions of both world-class men’s and women’s tennis throughout the nine-day event. It is one of only four U.S. tournaments that include both men’s and women’s fields. Main draw matches of the tournament will be broadcast starting Monday, July 31, on Tennis Channel.

For more information, visit, or follow the Citi Open on, @CitiOpen on Twitter, or CitiOpen on Instagram. The Citi Open Tennis Tournament is a Lagardère Sports production, and is a registered service mark of its title sponsor Citigroup Inc.




About Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington

The Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW) is the regional trade association representing restaurants and the foodservice industry in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. Established in 1920, RAMW is an advocate, resource and community for its members. The Association works to promote and sustain the growth and development of the industry while providing its members legislative and regulatory representation, marketing and small business support, programming and events. RAMW strives to serve its members with professionalism and integrity, and provide them the training, education and support they need to grow a successful business.


About The RAMMYS

Presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington (RAMW), The RAMMY Awards Gala honors the exceptional ability and accomplishments of the hard-working individuals and organizations of the region’s restaurants and foodservice community. Named the #1 Food & Restaurant event by BIZBASH Magazine since 2009, The RAMMYS celebrate one of Metropolitan Washington’s greatest assets: Its restaurants.


About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About Lagardère Sports

Lagardère Sports is a leading sport marketing agency, with a global network of local experts dedicated to delivering innovative solutions that meet our clients’ needs. We believe sport inspires emotions and passion that are essential to enrich people’s lives and generate powerful collective experiences. At Lagardère Sports, we dedicate our expertise and passion to provide our clients with privileged access to the infinite opportunities of sports. Lagardère Sports is part of Lagardère Sports and Entertainment, a company with more than 1,600 employees worldwide and 50 years of experience.