Beginning in 2015, local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx, smash the ball to the wall each year in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. Local personalities including politicians, business and media professionals, celebrities, and the public gather to witness the fast-paced competition, with the cross-town rivalry kindled by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams alongside Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. The goal is to engage inner-city and under-served youth in sports, and benefit the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The event, started in 2012, celebrates the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA’s CEO who inspired the creation of the association. Dmitry Druzhinsky welcomes the opportunity to support organizations that promote a healthy lifestyle to the fitness center.