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Roger Federer Foundation donates $500,000 to support education for Ukrainian children

LONDON — Roger Federer offers financial aid to Ukrainians during Russia’s invasion of the country.

Federer written Friday on social networks that his foundation will make a donation of 500,000 dollars “to enable Ukrainian children to have access to continuous schooling”.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24 and attacked schools, hospitals and buildings where people sought safety in various towns.

“My family and I are horrified to see pictures from Ukraine and heartbroken for the innocent people who have been so terribly affected,” Federer wrote. “We stand for peace.”

Federer and his wife are the parents of two sets of twins.

Additionally, 10% of ticket revenue from next month’s Billie Jean King Cup matches between Ukraine and the United States will go to a relief fund to help those affected by the invasion. The best-of-five series will take place April 15-16 on an indoor hard court in Asheville, North Carolina. The winning country will qualify for the final of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup.

Stacey Allaster, CEO of the United States Tennis Association for professional tennis, said the event will be used “to continue advocating for peace, while providing help and support to the people of Ukraine.”

Three-time major tennis champion Andy Murray announced on March 8 that he would “donate my winnings for the rest of the year” to humanitarian efforts to help children in Ukraine.