Djokovic Offers Dream Trip To Next US Open In Charity Auction
World No. 1 Novak Djokovic is offering a dream opportunity in a charity auction to help support Americans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Serbian is participating in the #allinchallenge, providing a special package for two to the next US Open.
I’m all in for the #allinchallenge to help support Americans facing hunger. Come be my guest at the next @usopen. Bid on the experience at https://t.co/ARmAx0Af2s 🙏🏻— Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) April 18, 2020
Thanks @garyvee for inviting me in. I nominate @serenawilliams @KingJames and @GerardButler. pic.twitter.com/ZCxRLTQpES
“It’s every human’s right to have food on the table no matter what, so the #allinchallenge is raising money for America’s No Kid Hungry, World Central Kitchen, Meals on Wheels America, Feeding America, and America's Food Fund,” Djokovic wrote on Facebook.
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Djokovic is offering a three-night trip for two to the next US Open, at which the auction winner will sit in Djokovic’s box for a match, enjoy a chat with the Serbian and his team after the match, and then hit balls with the 79-time tour-level titlist the next day. The Serbian also will sign two racquets and two sets of match gear for his guests.
“I’m honoured to be part of the #allinchallenge. Unfortunately lots of families across America are struggling at the moment, and they’re in desperate need for our help and support," Djokovic said in a video on his social media accounts. "Please, please get on board and support this noble and wonderful initiative in order to provide the most fundamental need and right for every single person in America and across the world... that is food on a plate."
According to an Associated Press report, Djokovic also recently made a donation to support the fight against the coronavirus in Bergamo, Italy.
Djokovic and his wife, Jelena Djokovic, announced in March that they would donate €1 million through the Novak Djokovic Foundation for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment to support hospitals and other medical institutions in Serbia.