Blue shoestrings are today (October 25, 2005) being worn by ATP players at tournaments in Basel, Switzerland; Lyon, France; and St. Petersburg, Russia in support of UNICEF's global launch of its Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS campaign. The shoestrings symbolize that the ATP is 'tied-in' to UNICEF's goal to support millions of children affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
World No. 3 Andy Roddick, along with a host of other ATP players wore the cyan-blue shoestrings to help raise awareness of the impact of HIV and AIDS and put children at the forefront of the global AIDS/HIV agenda. Roddick also filmed a short message to be used during UNICEF's global launch today, at the United Nations in New York.
"Having the ability to bring awareness to this on-going problem is a privilege to me," said Roddick, the winner of the ATP's 2004 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award, who's own charity, the Andy Roddick Foundation (www.arfoundation.org
), helps children in need
The link below has the video