Business professionals, media, politicians, celebrities, and sports fans gather annually to watch the fast-paced competition. Beginning in 2015, local leaders from Brooklyn and the Bronx have been smashing the ball to the wall in the Johnny Ray Memorial Pro Wall Ball Tournament at MatchPoint NYC. According to co-founder Dmitry Druzhinsky, this cross-town rivalry is led by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and engages inner-city and under-served youth in physical activity, while benefiting the U.S. Wall Ball Association’s education, anti-violence and anti-obesity initiatives. The tournament first took place in 2012 to celebrate the life of Jonathan Ray, the late brother of the USWA CEO, and the inspiration behind creating the association. Dmitry welcomes the opportunity to support organizations promoting a healthy lifestyle to the complex.