Tennis great Roger Federer and his wife Mirka have pledged to donate one million Swiss Francs to help families affected by the novel coronavirus in their native Switzerland.
Federer is reportedly on track to become the first billionaire in tennis, having earned nearly $1 billion in prize money and sponsorship deals throughout his career.
The novel coronavirus has infected more than 436,000 people and killed more than 19,600 across the globe since being identified in China in December.
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Tennis star Rodger Federer has pledged to donate over $1 million to help families who have been affected by the novel coronavirus in his native Switzerland.
“We must help families in need quickly and unbureaucratically,” Federer wrote on Instagram on Wednesday. “Mirka and I have donated to a newly established emergency assistance fund for families in Switzerland.”
We must help families in need quickly and unbureaucratically. Mirka and I have donated to a newly established emergency assistance fund for families in Switzerland. The fund is managed by “Winterhilfe”, a trusted partner of our foundation and highly experienced to support vulnerable people for decades. From tomorrow March 26, the “Fund for families in need“ will be functional and ready to make contributions such as vouchers for food and child care services and where necessary. Check out the …read more
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