Italy’s Matteo Berrettini has launched a charity campaign on Wishraiser for Tennis for Africa with a lucky winner getting the chance to play with him on the courts.
One lucky donor from those who participate will be picked out to win the super prize: a trip to Monte Carlo for two people, a game on the courts with Berrettini and a special lunch with him at the exclusive Monte Carlo Country Club where they will have a chance to chat with the player and get to know him.
Other prizes to donors include a thanksgiving video by Berrettini, shirts, posters and rackets autographed by the champion.
“I am excited to be the testimonial of this campaign for Tennis for Africa,” Berrettini said.
“We athletes have fun doing what we do; our sport is a profession, but also, and above all, a passion, and being able to use it a sport to help the neediest gives the charity a different, even greater value.”
“I hope that this campaign will bring a significant result to the association and that it will also involve all tennis fans who want to do good in a fun way,” Berrettini added.
Tennis for Africa is a non-profit organization founded in 1998 and organizes numerous sporting events in Africa with the participation of great champions of the tennis world.
The proceeds from this campaign would be donated to the “Tennis Welcome Initiative”, a project aimed at young people from disadvantaged families, whose purpose is social inclusion through sport and in particular tennis.
Lorenzo Turchi, President of Tennis For Africa, commented, “With this project, we want to help children from families in difficulty and give them the opportunity to play a sport. We offer free tennis access by providing rackets, clothing and a teacher for 8 months.”
“Each child is registered. Access to the courts it’s always free. The initiative is linked to local primary and secondary schools in three locations in Kenya, Sierra Leone and Tanzania.”
Mario Salsano, CEO of Wishraiser, which is the first benefit contest platform in Europe that allows famous people and web influencers to create fundraising campaigns for non-profit associations, commented;
“In this period Matteo Berrettini is the Italian pride for all tennis fans, he has become one of the 10 strongest tennis players in the world and we at Wishraiser are delighted to be able to launch an exclusive experience like this with a tennis player from his caliber.”
“We are happy to be able to launch the campaign with Matteo at this moment of great visibility for him, and for the whole movement of Italian tennis.”
“He has participated in the ATP Finals and I hope this broad media exposure and repeated successes of the last period can bring great satisfaction for his fundraising campaign on Wishraiser in favor of Tennis for Africa “ Salsano added.