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ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament's Charity Works

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Richard Krajicek© ATPThrough support from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament the Richard Krajicek Foundation has been able to build a playground.

The ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament has adopted three different charitable activities over the last three years. Through these activities, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament has been able to help disabled athletes, children in deprived areas and children with life threatening diseases.

The first charity to be a beneficiary was ‘Fonds Gehandicaptensport’, a foundation supporting sports for people with a physical disability in The Netherlands. The main activity is the ABN AMRO World Wheelchair Tennis Tournament, which is organised during the regular tournament, to highlight wheelchair tennis. This activity is supported by advertising opportunities in the tournament.

The Richard Krajicek Foundation (website) is also a beneficiary. It makes sports available to children living in the deprived areas in the Netherlands. Jacco Eltingh and Paul Haarhuis, the best Dutch doubles team ever, made a one-off return in support of this charity. Their prize-money and money they generated by attracting companies to support their initiative was donated to a playground nearby Ahoy, the venue of the tournament.

Finally, over the last couple of years, the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament has worked together with ‘Doe een Wens’, the Make-a-Wish foundation in the Netherlands. Very sick children were able to fulfill their dreams by visiting the tournament and on some occasions even meeting a player.

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