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Venus Williams & Simone Manuel Have Fun At Arthur Ashe Kids' Day + Diddy Cuts The Ribbon On Harlem Charter School!


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Olympians Venus Williams and Simone Manuel had some fun with the kiddies before kicking off the U.S. Open tournament. Meanwhile, Diddy just opened his new charter school in Harlem. Pics inside…

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Over the weekend, tennis champion Venus Williams and Olympic gold swimmer Simone Manuel stepped out for some fun with a few kiddies at the 21st Annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day prior to the start of the 2016 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens.

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The tennis festival included interactive games, musical entertainment and fun activities to promote youth tennis and to honor tennis legend Arthur Ashe.

Serena Williams is set to face off against Ekaterina Makarova in the first round of the U.S. Open 2016 tonight at 7pm EST. Venus Williams will hit the court against Kateryna Kozlova tomorrow (August 30th) at 3pm EST.

Speaking of spending time with the kiddies.... 

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Diddy just fulfilled a life long dream of opening a school for kids in his hometown of Harlem. The Hip Hop mogul officially opened his Capital Prep Harlem school today as a means to provide an opportunity to provide leadership curriculum to the inner city youth.

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Diddy was front-and-center for the ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of his new school, captioning on Instagram, "Growing up in Harlem I always had a dream of opening a school with a leadership curriculum for our inner city youth. Through the grace of God and the support of the Harlem community my dream came true. I'm going from me to we!! I would like to thank Harlem, all my children in the school and the staff for making it happen!! #letsGO #CapitalPrepHarlem."

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Just in time to kick off the 2016-17 school year. Hope the kiddies had a fabulous first day!


Photos: Getty/Diddy’s IG/@_prista_/@erickapittman

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