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Roger's sports site in South Africa

nobama
12-01-2005, 06:58 PM
Yesterday, in the name of the Roger Federer Foundation, Lynette and Robbie Federer inaugurated a multipurpose sports site in the small municipality of Zwide, South Africa. During the solemn ceremony, the parents of Roger Federer handed over the site to the local organisation IMBEWU. The project has been realized and financed in close cooperation with Roger Federer's sponsor Nike.

The site contains two tennis courts as well as a court for basketball, netball and soccer. "I am tremendously proud that we have succeeded in making these great sport facilities available to the children and the young people. A great big thanks goes to Nike for the implementation. I am convinced that my sponsor will to do whatever it takes to maintain the site in perfect shape in the years to come so that as many kids as possible will be able to go in for sports and have a lot of fun there for a long time", said Roger.

Futher to housing sports activities the site serves a second purpose: in the future it will be the center for activities of the community - such as programs for AIDS-prevention. The courts are part of the international recycling program lead by Nike and are made of recycled shoes.

http://www.rogerfederer.com/data/img/0511str_imbewu_inaug_2_3498.jpg http://www.rogerfederer.com/data/img/0511str_imbewu_inaug_1_3502.jpg

mangoes
12-01-2005, 07:07 PM
That, really, very nice and wonderful to read. :) Well Done Roger

prima donna
12-01-2005, 07:11 PM
As a fan of Roger, the fact that he's taken money out of his own pocket and taken on a project like this once again makes me proud of him. He's a beautiful person, very caring and generous, the heart of a lion when on court and when off-court, a heart the size of Oprah's.... welll .... not quite there yet ... but he is giving a lot back to special communities. I just hope that the children taken care of it.

richard gasquet
12-01-2005, 10:00 PM
great guy :)

El Legenda
12-01-2005, 10:03 PM
As a fan of Roger, the fact that he's taken money out of his own pocket and taken on a project like this once again makes me proud of him. He's a beautiful person, very caring and generous, the heart of a line when on court and when off-court, a heart the size of Oprah's.... welll .... not quite there yet ... but he is giving a lot back to special communities. I just hope that the children taken care of it.

you mean the money, out of Nike's pocket?

soraya
12-02-2005, 02:27 AM
way to go Roger amd thanks Mirkaland for the info

tangerine_dream
12-02-2005, 02:33 AM
Is the Federer forum---




never mind.