It is with deepest sorrow that Tennis Canada confirms the passing of a member of its extended family this morning.
Anne-Marie D’Amico, identified as one of the victims of the senseless van attack in Toronto yesterday, had been working at Rogers Cup since the age of 12.
Anne-Marie started out as a ball girl and went on to become an integral part of the volunteer team, most recently serving as committee head of Stadium Control in addition to her full-time role with Invesco, a US-based investment management firm.
Anne-Marie was voted volunteer of the year in 2016. She was always smiling, had the biggest heart and always put other people’s needs ahead of her own.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Anne-Marie’s family and with all those impacted by this tragic event,” said Gavin Ziv, the Vice President of Professional Events at Tennis Canada. “Anne-Marie lived for working at Rogers Cup and seeing her fellow volunteers each summer. The tournament was such a large part of her life and we were so lucky to have her on our team each summer. Her passion for Rogers Cup was contagious and we are honoured to let the world know what an amazing person she was and the great things she did for others.”
Anne-Marie’s grandmother, mother, father and brother have all been volunteers with Rogers Cup and the D’Amico family have provided a combined 84 years of incredible service for the event.
Anne-Marie will be greatly missed by the Tennis Canada and Rogers Cup family, who will make plans to honour her memory and service to the tournament at this summer’s event.
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