|04-02-2006, 04:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2006
Federer to become UNICEF Goddwill Ambassador!
World No. 1 Tennis Star Roger Federer Serves ACEs for Children, Joins UNICEF as Goodwill Ambassador
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
Press Conference to announce the appointment of Federer as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
UNICEF House, Labouisse Hall, 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, New York City
Monday, 3 April 2006, 10:30 a.m.
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).
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
Pete Holtermann, ATP, 904/285-8000
I think that's great news!
edit: damn mispell in thread title, why can't we change it