Federer to become UNICEF Goddwill Ambassador!

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  1. Shabazza

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    World No. 1 Tennis Star Roger Federer Serves ACEs for Children, Joins UNICEF as Goodwill Ambassador

    Who:
    ATP tennis superstar Roger Federer
    Ann M. Veneman, UNICEF Executive Director
    Mr. Adolf Ogi, Special Advisor to the Secretary-General
    on Sport for Development and Peace
    Grammy award winning singer and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Shakira

    What:
    Press Conference to announce the appointment of Federer as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador

    Where:
    UNICEF House, Labouisse Hall, 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, New York City

    When:
    Monday, 3 April 2006, 10:30 a.m.

    Why:
    ATP World No. 1 tennis player Roger Federer has been an outstanding Ambassador for children for several years both as a UNICEF supporter and as the founder of his own foundation, The Roger Federer Foundation, for disadvantaged children in South Africa. The seven-time Grand Slam champion helped the United Nations launch the “International Year of Sport and Physical Education” with Kofi Annan in 2004. Following the devastating tsunami of 2005, Federer led several fundraising initiatives including the ATP All-Star Rally for Relief, a unique fundraising exhibition event featuring ten of the top players in men’s professional tennis, and four of the top women players. UNICEF was the primary benefactor of the proceeds through the ATP-UNICEF program called ACE (Assisting Children Everywhere).


    Attention broadcasters:
    Please RSVP and bear in mind that all equipment must be specially screened.


    For further information, please contact:
    Kate Donovan, UNICEF Media, 212/326-7452
    e-mail: kdonovan@unicef.org

    Pete Holtermann, ATP, 904/285-8000
    e-mail: pholtermann@atptennis.com

    I think that's great news! :D

    edit: damn mispell in thread title, why can't we change it ;)
     
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  2. jamauss

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    Yet another reason why I enjoy being a fan of Roger Federer. He's as awesome off the court as he is on it.
     
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  3. arosen

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    Damn, he is so good its almost nauseating. He needs to get caught with a hooker.
     
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    LMAO
     
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