The former number 1 has decided to collaborate with Unicef for a campaign to help children who are victims of war. Meanwhile, the ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Slams have donated 700,000 dollars
Former tennis world No.1, Britain’s Andy Murray, has announced that he will donate his tournament earnings to UNICEF, which is campaigning for war-torn Ukrainian children, until the end of the season. “I will be donating my cash prizes for the rest of the year – tweeted the winner of three Grand Slams and two Olympics – but anyone in the UK can support UNICEF’s humanitarian action by responding to our call for donations. “.
Today the High Commissioner for Refugees identified more than two million refugees from Ukraine after the Russian invasion. Hundreds of thousands of them are children, according to Unicef: “Over 7.5 million children are at risk due to the escalation of the conflict in Ukraine – tweeted Sir Andy – which is why I am working with Unicef to help provide emergency medical care and early childhood development kits “.
The other initiatives
ATP, WTA, ITF and the four Slam tournaments have launched the Tennis Plays for Peace campaign. Along with the initiative, which will include social media efforts and tournaments, each of the seven organizations has pledged to donate $ 100,000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine. A joint statement from tennis governing bodies explained that the campaign is not just about donations. “The seven organizations will also signal support via their social and digital platforms, highlighting the Ukrainian ribbon icon, with everyone in the tennis ecosystem encouraged to use the hashtag #TennisPlaysforPeace. In addition, they will be distributed. yellow and blue ribbons for ATP and WTA players to wear at the Indian Wells tournament “.
March 8 – 9:39 pm
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