Roger Federer (39 years old) proves once again that he is a great champion both on and off the field! The Swiss donated no less than 4.7 million dollars, money obtained from an auction, to help disadvantaged children in Africa and Switzerland.
Roger Federer’s goal to participate in the Olympic Games from Tokyo at the age of 39 he collapsed due to physical problems, so the Swiss decided it was a good time to help children from poor families to fulfill their dreams.
Federer scored objects such as the racket with which he defeated the Spaniard Rafael Nadal in the 2007 Wimbledon final and the sports shoes from the victory against the Swede Robin Soderling in the last act at Roland Garros 2009.
Roger Federer, a gesture that leaves you speechless! Swiss sells items worth $ 4.7 million at auction to support disadvantaged children
After a first auction held on June 23 in London, which focused on selling items that belonged to Federer at several Grand Slam tournaments, other online auctions followed, until July 14! Federer has auctioned off rockets and equipment carried over the past 21 years, including his first appearance at the Olympic Games (Sydney 2000). The items were awarded by buyers from 44 countries on six continents: “I’ve always known that I could do something significant someday, so I started collecting items during tournaments.”, said Roger.
The highlight of the auction was the sale of the set of three missiles used by Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2019! They sold for £ 162,500, 23 times the estimated value (£ 7,000-10,000). In total, 4.7 million dollars were raised, money that will be redirected to support disadvantaged children, through the Roger Federer Foundation! It supports education projects for children from poor families in Africa and Federer’s home country, Switzerland.
Source: Prosport by www.prosport.ro.
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