ATP Aces For Charity: Chennai
The Aircel Chennai Open supports Magic Bus and the Chief Minster's Relief Fund
Charities and Causes
Magic Bus, the charity partner of the 2015 Aircel Chennai Open, has a mission of breaking the poverty cycle, one child at a time. The organisation equips India’s poorest children and youth with essential skills and behaviours so that they can take control over their lives to move from poverty towards a life of dignity and employment.
Following the December 2015 floods, the Aircel Chennai Open also supports the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund organises flood relief measures for the distressed in Chennai and across the State of Tamil Nadu. Its wide scope of rehabilitation work includes housing and infrastructure development; provision of food, medication and essential relief materials; free medical check-ups; and compensation for losses.
Starting with a single programme in a Mumbai slum in 1999, Magic Bus now has one of the largest poverty alleviation program in India, working with 250,000 children across the country.
A recipient of an ATP ACES for Charity grant in 2015, the $15,000 will empower 1,000 children from Chennai communities using the sports for development approach, focusing in the area of education and life skills, and will expose them to tennis at the Aircel Chennai Open.