Tennis is uniting as soon as extra by Tennis Performs For Love to assist these in want in North Africa.
Following devastating occasions earlier this month — an earthquake in Morocco and floods in Libya — tennis’ seven governing our bodies (ATP, WTA, ITF and the 4 Grand Slam tournaments) are coming collectively to boost funds to offer emergency aid and long-term assist for the affected households and communities.
Moroccan Hicham Arazi, the previous World No. 22 and event director of the Grand Prix Hassan II, an ATP Tour occasion performed in Marrakech, stated: “The earthquake in Morocco has devastated communities and households all through the Marrakech area, house of our ATP occasion. Many want our assist. It is very important do our greatest to help these in want. Funds raised will assist present meals, clear water and needed provides to survivors, whereas additionally supporting longer-term aid and restoration. I thank upfront the tennis governing our bodies, the gamers, my fellow former gamers, and our followers for doing their half and rally for these in want by Tennis Performs For Love.”
One other Moroccan, former World No. 14 Younes El Aynaoui, added: “The worldwide solidarity has been superb. However coming from the tennis household, having a thought for the Moroccan inhabitants, we’re blessed, and we will’t thanks sufficient.”
A catastrophic earthquake impacted Morocco on 8 September, killing 1000’s and injuring many extra. Hundreds died in Libya when Storm Daniel made landfall, inflicting the collapse of two dams in Derna, which despatched waves by town.
Donations to this fundraiser by GlobalGiving will help in assembly emergency wants in each areas in addition to offering long-term assist.