MALAYSIAN OPEN 2013
Almagro, Harrison, Pospisil Launch Books For CARE
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
by ATP Staff|
Nicolas Almagro, Ryan Harrison and Vasek Pospisil helped launch the Books For CARE initiative at the DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur on Monday.
“Books for CARE” is a CR project by DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur that supports Hilton Worldwide’s CR commitment to ‘Travel with Purpose’. Books for CARE seeks pre-loved book donations from team members, clients, nearby office tenants and surrounding (business) communities to increase underprivileged children’s access to more books and to support their literacy, education and development.
The press launch presented the unveiling of the book closet wrapped in ribbon. To celebrate, Almagro, Harrison and Pospisil and children from Hope Worldwide Malaysia decorated three cakes made in the shape of books. The trio then signed Limited Edition DoubleTree cookie tins and selected children’s books, which will be sold during the tournament. The funds will be used to buy new books in mint condition for contribution towards Books for CARE.
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"It was a lot of fun," said Pospisil, who reached the Malaysian Open quarter-finals last year. "We decorated some cakes. I haven't done that in a long time. I would have loved to have eaten some of it, but it got taken away a bit too quickly! I think Ryan and Nicolas had a lot of fun too. It was a good start to the week."
"It was great with those kids," said Harrison. "You could see how excited they were to be up there with us. We obviously love giving back to the communities that we're in. Being part of something that helps educate kids and brightens up their lives a little bit is a really cool experience."