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David Ferrer© ATPDavid Ferrer is a supporter of the Laureus Espana Foundation

The Valencia Open 500 and the Laureus España Foundation agreed that 1€ from each ticket sold will go to the foundation to support its programme against child inactivity and obesity. The idea is to make the Valencia Open 500 something more than a tournament, and with that in mind the committee has decided to make the fans more of a part of the event by making their own little contribution to a good cause.

Thanks to this collaboration agreement, fans that have tickets for the Valencia Open 500 will not only get the chance to enjoy all the excitement of live tennis and a great atmosphere, but will also be able to support the fight against an increasingly more common problem caused, among other things, by poor eating habits among young people and a lack of sporting activity. 

The tournament involves the presence both on court and behind the scenes of two Valencian tennis stars, David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero. "The Laureus España Foundation has been doing a great job for many years. Both David and I are especially excited about being able to collaborate with this fight against child inactivity and obesity", said Ferrero. Meanwhile, Antonio Martínez Cascales, the Director of the Valencia Open 500, has also highlighted the importance of this agreement: "The Laureus Foundation has set new standards for sport and it is an honour for the Valencia Open 500 to grow alongside it". 
 
During the tournament, there will also be a number of activities involving personalities from the worlds of sport and showbiz, plus an exhibition by the greatest wheelchair tennis player ever, Esther Vergeer.

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