ATP ACES For Charity: Budapest
Charities and Causes
The Hand in Hand Foundation performs its work to move toward a tolerant society in which individuals with disabilities can live with dignity. The foundation helps disabled people and their families through various aspects of life such as education, health and family care, employment and recreation. The Gazprom Hungarian Open and the Hand in Hand Foundation will use the ATP ACES for Charity grant to kick-off a large-scale event for 400 children aged 6-10 during the 2018 tournament in Budapest. This event will include a wheelchair tennis clinic for both disabled and able-bodied children and a mini-tennis clinic involving ATP World Tour players and top Hungarian wheelchair tennis players. The grant will also provide three new junior-sized sports wheelchairs and cover the costs of a promotional campaign to raise awareness of the event and the foundation.
Update: Budapest Kids' Day A Success
The Gazprom Hungarian Open, a 2018 ATP ACES For Charity grant recipient, held a successful kids' day on 25 April 2018 in Budapest, benefitting more than 400 children. The tournament also donated three junior-sized sports wheelchairs, which kids used to play tennis with the help of wheelchair tennis instructors and ATP World Tour pros.
Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, No. 2 seed Damir Dzumhur, Colombian Santiago Gonzalez, Briton Dominic Inglot, Germans Yannick Maden and Maximilian Marterer, Japan's Ben McLachlan, Aussie John Millman, Hungarian Zsombor Piros, top seed Lucas Pouille, #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Croatian Franko Skugor, Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Swede Elias Ymer joined the festivities to help create a memorable experience for all of the kids.