BARCLAYS ATP WORLD TOUR FINALS 2011
Player Locker Charity Auction Underway At Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
by ATP Staff|
Bidding is underway in a unique worldwide player locker auction, which sees players competing at this year’s Barclays ATP World Tour Finals come together to support charity.
As the season-ending tournament, featuring the world’s top eight singles players and doubles teams, gets underway at The O2 in London this Sunday, an online charity auction has been launched which sees fans bidding for the contents of their favourite player’s locker. The lockers are personally stocked by each of the top eight singles players, including Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray and Roger Federer, who are competing in this year’s tournament.
All money raised is being split between each respective player’s charity of choice, with 50% of all the proceeds going to the tournament’s charity partner Save the Children.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for tennis fans to get their hands on some amazing tennis memorabilia and help the world’s poorest children. You could win Andy Murray’s racquet, Roger Federer’s shoes or personal photographs and know your money will be helping children the world over. Please get bidding!” said Save the Children CEO Justin Forsyth.
To take a look at the lockers and the personal possessions of the players up for auction, bidders are invited to visit the exhibition taking place in the Fan Zone during the tournament at The O2.
From signed racquets, clothing and shoes, to personal items such as signed autobiographies, calendars, photographs and more, the auction provides a memorabilia goldmine for tennis enthusiasts worldwide. Bidding on the eight lockers is now open through www.BarclaysATPWorldTourFinals.com/charity, running throughout the course of the tournament before closing on Monday 28 November.
The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals is the world's biggest indoor tennis event, where each of the top eight singles players and top eight doubles teams are drawn to play a minimum of three round-robin matches to determine which four players and teams advance to the knockout semi-finals.