U.S. Open site set for patients, food packages
The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages.
U.S. Tennis Association spokesman Chris Widmaier said an area that houses indoor courts at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows will be converted into a medical facility starting Tuesday.
New York state and city officials are trying to increase hospital capacity by up to 87,000 beds to handle the outbreak.
Widmaier added that kitchens at Louis Armstrong Stadium will be used for putting together 25,000 meal packages per day for patients, workers, volunteers and schoolchildren in the city.
Boxing: The International Boxing Hall of Fame canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June. Executive director Ed Brophy said this year’s class will be honored at the induction ceremony in June 2021.
The Class of 2020 includes the first female honorees in Barbara Buttrick, Christy Martin and Lucia Rijker, along with Bernard Hopkins, Juan Manuel Marquez, “Sugar” Shane Mosley, Frank Erne, and Paddy Ryan.
Also selected were promoters
Lou DiBella — the Richmond Flying Squirrels’ team president and managing general partner — Kathy Duva and Dan Goossen, and journalists Bernard Fernandez and Thomas Hauser.