It will be held in cooperation with the WTA Charitable Foundation
Former first racket of Ukraine Elina Svitolina will hold a charity evening in support of Ukraine at the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston, USA.
The event will be held jointly with the Charleston Open and the WTA Charitable Foundation. During the competition, a fundraiser will be held in support of Ukraine.
“Hosting such a charity evening is very important for the players and us. We must be aware of the events in Ukraine. We are happy to cooperate with Elina, who understands all the problems of Ukraine. Thus, we will once again demonstrate the mission of uniting around Ukraine – Tennis Plays for Peace,” said Bob Moran, director of the Credit One Charleston Open tournament and president of Charleston Tennis LLC.
The Ukrainian received a wild card at the WTA 500 tournament in Charleston. The event will start on April 3rd. Elina trains under the guidance of the Dutchman Ramon Slater.
Svitolina is an ambassador of the UNITED24 platform, created to provide financial assistance to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, civilians, as well as to restore Ukraine from the consequences of Russian military aggression.
Earlier, Svitolina, together with Sergei Stakhovsky, sold their rackets at a charity auction and donated the proceeds to funds to help the Ukrainian people.
Also, Elina, as a referee, held a charity match with the participation of the first racket of the world, Igi Sventek. The event helped raise about 422,000 euros to help Ukraine.
Last December, Svitolina held a charity gala dinner in Monaco. During the event, 170 thousand euros were collected for generators for Ukrainian hospitals.
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