Federer donates $500,000 to Ukrainian children

Tennis star Roger Federer said he will donate $500,000 to support Ukrainian children’s education through his foundation.

Roger Federer hasn’t played since Wimbledon last year (AP Photo)

20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer said Friday he was offering financial aid to schoolchildren in Ukraine amid the Russian invasion.

Federer said he would donate $500,000 through his foundation “to provide access to secondary school education for Ukrainian children”.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, attacking schools, hospitals and buildings where people were sheltering in various cities.

“My family and I are horrified to see images from Ukraine and heartbroken for the innocent people who have been so terribly affected,” Federer wrote.

“We stand for peace”

Federer and his wife are parents of two sets of twins. The Swiss great has not played since his quarter-final exit at Wimbledon 2021 as he withdrew from the US Open due to knee injuries.

Another former No. 1 tennis player, three-time major champion Andy Murray, announced on March 8 that he would be donating “my earnings from my prize money for the remainder of the year” to humanitarian efforts aimed at helping children in the to help Ukraine.

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