Join United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) at our next virtual Speaker Series featuring Kamau Murray, founder and CEO of XS Tennis and Educational Foundation (XSTEF).

After graduating from HBCU Florida A&M as a student-athlete, Murray began working for Plant Moran and then Pfizer. A Chicago southside native, Murray coached kids after work to give back to the community. His passion for coaching led to the opening of XSTEF, one of the largest tennis centers in the country with the mission to “provide Chicago’s underserved youth with an enriching safe-haven and positive pathway to college through a community-based tennis and academic enrichment program.”

Since starting XSTEF, Murray left the corporate sector, sending more than 50 youth to Division 1 schools with tennis scholarships, coached Sloane Stephens to the U.S. Open title in 2017, and is a regular commentator on the Tennis Channel.

Tune in to hear about Murray’s fascinating journey from the business world to philanthropy and professional tennis!

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Event Details


Thursday, September 30, 2021
Zoom Meeting, RSVP Required
12-1:00pm (CDT)

Zoom Meeting, RSVP Required
A Zoom registration link and details will be provided in a confirmation email.

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About Young Leaders United

United Way of Metro Chicago’s Young Leaders United (YLU) is a group of caring and committed young professionals on a mission to encourage philanthropy and volunteerism among their peers. YLU members are typically under 40 years old and engage in a wide variety of volunteer projects, networking conversations and social events.

Interested in learning more? Visit Young Leaders United landing page.

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