Milos Raonic launches The Milos Raonic Foundation to support disadvantaged children
November 14, 2012 · Print This Article
Organization Launches with Benefit Event at Toronto Lawn Tennis Club on November 15
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (November 14, 2012) – The world’s #13-ranked men’s tennis player and top North American on the ATP World Tour, Milos Raonic, today announced the launch of The Milos Raonic Foundation. The charitable foundation, which is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency, will create and support initiatives to reduce economic, physical, and other barriers that may prevent disadvantaged children from becoming healthy, productive members of society. Preliminarily, the organization will focus on children with physical disabilities and, especially, children in need of prosthetic devices that will enable them to reach their full potential.
“I’m very excited and honored to be able to launch my foundation this year,” said Raonic. “To have the opportunity to allow my foundation to grow and establish itself along with my tennis career is a true honor and privilege for me. I will enjoy the support and help I can provide for many years.”
The foundation will host its first fundraising event – Raonic Race for Kids – in conjunction with Tennis Canada’s “Let’s Make Tennis Matter for Kids” campaign, on Thursday, November 15 at The Toronto Lawn Tennis Club. Twelve teams, each co-captained by a celebrity guest and Toronto Lawn member, will compete in a series of circuit-style challenges. Daniel Nestor, Serena Williams, and Andy Roddick will also participate in the festivities. For more information on the event, please visit raonicraceforkids.com.
ABOUT MILOS RAONIC
A Canadian citizen, Raonic has experienced a meteoric rise in the world rankings, having climbed from #152 to #37 in just one month, after reaching the fourth round of the Australian Open and winning his first ATP title at the 2011 SAP Open. Since then, Raonic has captured a title in Chennai, defended his SAP Open title for the second consecutive year, and set the record for the longest two-out-of-three set Olympic match in history with his battle against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga at the 2012 London Olympics. Raonic is currently the top North American on the ATP World Tour and among the next generation of great players due to his powerful serve and forehand.