The US Open raised $2 million in disaster aid for Ukraine by way of its assortment of fundraising efforts all through the 2022 occasion, beginning with the Tennis Performs for Peace exhibition throughout Fan Week and persevering with with donations from the US Open’s company companions, the USTA, followers and personal donors.
All funds raised have been donated to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Disaster Aid Fund, which helps humanitarian help in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding areas the place Ukrainian refugees have fled. The Ukraine Disaster Aid Fund has been the official charity of the Tennis Performs for Peace initiative, launched by the game’s seven governing our bodies in March in response to the invasion of Ukraine. To be taught extra or to donate, go to TennisPlaysforPeace.com.
“What an unbelievable expertise it has been to companion with the USTA and your entire tennis group in standing along with the folks of Ukraine,” mentioned Donna Callejon, CEO of GlobalGiving. “We’re grateful for the super generosity of the USTA, the tennis group, and followers across the globe — and we’re honored to be part of this monumental effort.”
“I’m extremely happy with the best way we have been in a position to make use of the worldwide platform of the US Open to extend the worldwide tennis group’s help for the Ukrainian folks,” mentioned USTA Chairman of the Board and President Mike McNulty. “Our sport continued to rally for our associates in Ukraine these previous three weeks, and we owe an amazing because of our event companions, our non-public donors and passionate followers for exhibiting the folks of Ukraine that we proceed to face with them of their time of want.”