ATP ACES For Charity
Tsonga Thankful For ATP ACES For Charity Grant
by ATP Staff|
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga accepted a € 10,000 grant from the ATP ACES For Charity programme during the Moselle Open in Metz. The funds will benefit his foundation, Attrap La Balle, which provides underprivileged children in the Congo with access to sports activities.
“I am very happy to have received the ATP ACES for Charity grant and want to thank the ATP for choosing my association,” said Tsonga, who was presented with the cheque by ATP supervisor Gerry Armstrong.
“Through Attrap La Balle, I really take to heart helping children in need in Congo, which is like my second country. I know this money will be wisely spent in helping kids to develop not only their sporting skills but also general life skills.”
Attrap La Balle (“Catch the ball”), founded by Tsonga and a group of friends in 2009, has renovated existing facilities and built a sports centre in Pointe Noire to provide training for the most promising athletes. The foundation also aspires to improve hygiene and nutrition in schools.
Tsonga is one of the 12 inaugural recipients of the ATP ACES For Charity grant programme, through which the ATP will award $10,000 grants on an annual basis to charitable causes nominated by ATP World Tour players and tournaments.
See a full list of 2011 ATP ACES For Charity grants recipients.
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