China Open Continues Support Of Bethel Home
by Press Release|
As part of the China Open’s commitment to the local community, on 4 March a team of staff members of the China Open revisited the Bethel Home, a special school for visually impaired orphans, which gains support from the ATP ACES For Charity programme.
In addition to bringing blankets, stuffed toys, tennis balls and snacks, staff members also played games, performed piano selections and chatted with more than 40 orphans in the school.
The school was built using a donation from Bethel, founded by a French philanthropist couple. The Bethel Home accepts visually disabled orphans from around the world. Not only does Bethel provide a warm home for the children, but it also provides them with a decent education and ensures that they feel cared for and loved.
As the China Open’s selected charitable cause, Bethel received a donation of $10,000 from the ATP during last year’s tournament in the first wave of grants donated by the ATP ACES For Charity initiative.
According to an official from Bethel, its China branch has adopted 54 blind children, including 10 who currently study in a boarding school for the visually impaired in Beijing’s Haidian district. To improve their living conditions, Bethel has rented a 17-acre project site that includes school buildings and a self-managed farmland to accommodate its students’ dietary needs.
Some of the charity’s supporters in China have also donated venues, including a swimming pool and a miniature amusement park, to provide physical education and entertainment facilities for the children.
As well as offering gifts and companionship, the employees from the China Open staff also helped the Bethel volunteers to supply the orphans with fruits and vitamins, which provide the daily nutritional intake for the disabled children.
To further benefit the youth, the China Open will provide some rare player-autographed memorabilia, which will be auctioned for charity. The China Open will continue to recruit more members into its voluntary charity team and visit the school on a regular basis.
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