Roger Federer Uses Tennis to Raise Millions for the Poor Children of Africa

Shifting from South Africa online casino to tennis, here is an overview of the Roger Federer Foundation. Roger Federer is one of the greatest tennis players to have ever played the game. However, not only has he been a great asset for this wonderful sport, but he has also been a great asset for the young people of Africa. He set up the Roger Federer foundation back in 2004, with the aim of raising money to help children from poor families in South Africa get an education. In the 16 years that it has been in existence, this wonderful foundation has managed to raise $52 million, and 1.5 million children have benefited from it.

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How Money is Raised

Each year, for the last six years, Federer has organized a charity tennis event where all of the money that is raised (which is usually millions and millions of dollars) goes straight towards helping poor children in Africa get the education that they deserve. This charity event is played in different locations around the world, but it had never been played in Africa until February 7th, 2020. It was, as you are about to see below, a huge success.

The foundation, at the time of writing, has education initiatives in Malawi, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Namibia, and Zambia. They are hoping to set up education initiatives in more African countries over the coming years. There is also an educational program running for poor children in Switzerland, which is where Federer is from.

A Great Event at Cape Town Stadium

It is not every day of the week where you get to see two of the greatest tennis players on Earth battle it out on South African soil. However, those in attendance at the Cape Town Stadium on the 7th of February 2020 were lucky enough to be able to watch such an event. Federer took on Rafael Nadal in a charity match that raised an impressive $3.5 million for the Roger Federer Foundation. Not only was this the most money ever raised by one of these events, but it also set the World Record for the biggest attendance ever seen at a tennis match.

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The atmosphere in the stands was nothing short of electric as Trevor Noah, a South African comedian, and Bill Gates joined the two fantastic players for a doubles match, with Nadal and Noah playing against Federer and Gates. Those in the stands were extremely happy to see Noah back on his home soil, and he and Gates showed the capacity crowd that they know how to play tennis.

When there was a break from the tennis, the crowd were kept thoroughly entertained by some local talent such as the Zip Zap Circus, which is a social circus that was created to inspire the young generation and to help to build peaceful coexistence within South Africa. The highly popular Ndlovu Youth Choir also shared their talents with the crowd.

A Great Day for Tennis

Overall, this was a fantastic day for tennis and a brilliant day out for those in attendance. At the end of the day, Federer thanked those who took part in the event, those who donated to the cause, and for the amazing support that was shown throughout the course of the event. He said that he was already looking forward to the 2021 event and that he would be happy to stage it in Africa as well. This, it is safe to say, got the biggest cheer of the day.

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