WTEF SELECTED FOR ATP ACES FOR CHARITY GRANT
The Novak Djokovic Foundation, Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi’s Stop War Start Tennis, and the Washington Tennis & Education Fund have been selected among 14 recipients in the ATP ACES For Charity grant program for 2013. Grants of $10,000 each are awarded by the ATP on an annual basis to charitable causes nominated by ATP World Tour players and tournaments.
The recipients support a wide range of causes worldwide, including childhood education in Serbia and Malaysia; tennis programs for disadvantaged youth in Colombia, Portugal and Tanzania; healthcare in Cincinnati, Eastbourne and the Ukraine; and social services for the elderly in Romania.
Entering its third year in 2013, the ATP ACES For Charity program is a global initiative aimed at giving back to communities where ATP World Tour events are played, as well as recognising and supporting tournament and player charitable initiatives.
The Washington Tennis & Education Fund (WTEF), a beneficiary of the Citi Open, was selected because it combines tennis and education in two main programs that serve 1,000 children annually. It seeks to improve the life prospects of DC youth, particularly those from lower income communities, through academic, athletic and community-building activities that teach discipline, build confidence and improve academic performance. The grant will support its flagship Arthur Ashe Children’s Program, specifically funding the round-robin ‘tennis meet’ competitions between 24 schools.
For more information: http://www.atpworldtour.com/News/Tennis/2013/Charity/ATP-ACES-Charity-Grants.aspx