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Schwartzman’s ChamPlay Event Raises More Than $275,000

Diego Schwartzman had an unusual weekend, but one that was just as intense as competing on the ATP Tour. The World No. 13 organised the ChamPlay Solidaria charity event, which raised more than $275,000 for the Argentine Red Cross.

On Sunday, it was Schwartzman’s turn to take to the pitch for the FIFA event. He fell in the American Zone final against Boca Juniors player ‘Toto’ Salvio, 1-0.

“It ruined my weekend… all the good things that were happening over the weekend with donations, I don’t like losing,” Schwartzman said, cracking a laugh. “I deserved better, I was ready to win!”

[TENNIS AT HOME]

What was different about these two days for the Argentine?

“We always play on the PlayStation amongst ourselves, but playing with so many people watching and being able to help is different… There were a lot of details that were difficult to coordinate online and with everyone being remote, but we achieved the goal of getting a lot of people to donate lots of money, to have a fun weekend at home and to help those that need it the most,” Schwartzman explained.

“I have to thank all the people that participated, my whole family, who did a lot to help. We had fun and a lot of money was raised, both from companies and from people’s contributions. It turned out really well, we were able to help a lot of people and that makes me happy.”

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The event was made up of 14 celebrities, including World No. 3 Dominic Thiem, former Argentine star Juan Monaco, and other well-known athletes.

“There was a lot of frustration from those that lost,” Schwartzman said, laughing. “Agüero was really angry, and others drowned their sorrows while they were watching the matches, we really laughed a lot.”

Schwartzman began his run in the event on Sunday with a 3-0 win over singer Paulo Londra, and then a 4-1 victory against the Brazilian Filipe Luis.

“Filipe is a huge football lover, he’s been to Madrid to watch the tournament, he’s friends with Thiem,” Schwartzman said.

“I’m a big fan of ‘El Peque’. I played tennis until I was 14, it’s an incredible sport. It served him mentally, he went behind against me and pulled it back”, said the footballer.

Mónaco also played in ChamPlay on Sunday with one victory, before losing in the semi-finals. The Argentine started with a 2-0 win over singer René before bowing out to the eventual champion, Salvio.
However, the former World No. 10 enjoyed taking part in the event from Miami, where he is residing during this time.

“You have to be generous,” said the man from Tandil. “To me it was nice to join ‘El Peque’’s initiative alongside Paulo.”

Schwartzman’s ChamPlay Event Raises More Than $275,000

Diego Schwartzman had an unusual weekend, but one that was just as intense as competing on the ATP Tour. The World No. 13 organised the ChamPlay Solidaria charity event, which raised more than $275,000 for the Argentine Red Cross.

On Sunday, it was Schwartzman’s turn to take to the pitch for the FIFA event. He fell in the American Zone final against Boca Juniors player ‘Toto’ Salvio, 1-0.

“It ruined my weekend… all the good things that were happening over the weekend with donations, I don’t like losing,” Schwartzman said, cracking a laugh. “I deserved better, I was ready to win!”

[TENNIS AT HOME]

What was different about these two days for the Argentine?

“We always play on the PlayStation amongst ourselves, but playing with so many people watching and being able to help is different… There were a lot of details that were difficult to coordinate online and with everyone being remote, but we achieved the goal of getting a lot of people to donate lots of money, to have a fun weekend at home and to help those that need it the most,” Schwartzman explained.

“I have to thank all the people that participated, my whole family, who did a lot to help. We had fun and a lot of money was raised, both from companies and from people’s contributions. It turned out really well, we were able to help a lot of people and that makes me happy.”

[TTV CLASSICS]

The event was made up of 14 celebrities, including World No. 3 Dominic Thiem, former Argentine star Juan Monaco, and other well-known athletes.

“There was a lot of frustration from those that lost,” Schwartzman said, laughing. “Agüero was really angry, and others drowned their sorrows while they were watching the matches, we really laughed a lot.”

Schwartzman began his run in the event on Sunday with a 3-0 win over singer Paulo Londra, and then a 4-1 victory against the Brazilian Filipe Luis.

“Filipe is a huge football lover, he’s been to Madrid to watch the tournament, he’s friends with Thiem,” Schwartzman said.

“I’m a big fan of ‘El Peque’. I played tennis until I was 14, it’s an incredible sport. It served him mentally, he went behind against me and pulled it back”, said the footballer.

Mónaco also played in ChamPlay on Sunday with one victory, before losing in the semi-finals. The Argentine started with a 2-0 win over singer René before bowing out to the eventual champion, Salvio.
However, the former World No. 10 enjoyed taking part in the event from Miami, where he is residing during this time.

“You have to be generous,” said the man from Tandil. “To me it was nice to join ‘El Peque’’s initiative alongside Paulo.”

ATP Serves: How Stars Are Helping Combat The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ATP Tour’s stars thrill fans worldwide with their efforts on the tennis court. But perhaps more important is what they’ve been doing off court.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no matches. However, many players and tournaments have done their part to the combat the virus, whether raising money for charity or purchasing necessary medical equipment to support those on the frontlines.

[TENNIS AT HOME]

Learn more about those actions below:

Players

Cabal Launches Campaign To Help Colombian Families Combat COVID-19
Juan Sebastian Cabal, the No. 2 player in the FedEx ATP Doubles Rankings, launched an initiative with his brother to help the most vulnerable people in his hometown of Cali, Colombia. Cabal promoted a campaign on social media to raise funds for buying food in local markets and delivering it to families in need.

Dimitrov Donates Ventilators To Hometown Hospital
Grigor Dimitrov, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion, is currently in California, but his home nation is close to his heart. The Bulgarian donated ventilators to the hospital in his hometown of Haskovo in a bid to help those affected by COVID-19 in his country.

Djokovic Family Donating €1 Million Of Ventilators To Serbia
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Djokovic announced a €1 million donation through the Novak Djokovic Foundation for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment to support hospitals and other medical institutions in Serbia’s battle against coronavirus.

Djokovic Offers Dream Trip To Next US Open In Charity Auction
Djokovic is offering a dream opportunity in a charity auction to help support Americans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Serbian is participating in the #allinchallenge, providing a special package for two to the next US Open.

Jelena Djokovic, Novak Djokovic

Federer Makes Big Donation To Vulnerable Swiss Families
Roger Federer and his wife Mirka donated one million Swiss Francs (USD $1.02 million) to vulnerable families in Switzerland in the global fight against COVID-19.

How Kiefer Is Doing His Part In Coronavirus Efforts
Former World No. 4 Nicolas Kiefer has worked with the producer of his clothing line, NK #kiwifash, to help promote the spread of reusable masks in Germany.

Nicolas Kiefer

Knock, Knock, It’s Nick: Kyrgios Could Be At Your Door
Nick Kyrgios posted on Instagram that fans who are struggling during the pandemic should feel free to reach out to him for help through direct message. Soon thereafter he followed through.

“Hey guys, tomorrow I will be doing as many deliveries as I can throughout the day to the nearest people I have been in contact with. If I haven’t read your message yet, trust me I will do my absolute best to get to yours,” Kyrgios wrote. “And to my international friends around the world, I wish I could do more, but right now things are tough, stay strong, brighter days are coming.”

Mahut Organises FIFA Tournament To Raise Funds
Frenchman Nicolas Mahut organised the #RestezChezVousTrophy to offer gamers the opportunity to compete in an online FIFA 20 tournament with entry fees being donated to hospital staff. Mahut took to his Instagram account to announce details of the event and invite French players, including Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, to join the fun and help save lives by staying at home and reducing the spread of the virus.

La situation sanitaire en France nous contraint à devoir rester chez nous et il est important que nous respections tous les règles! Avec mes fils, Thiefaine et Natanel, nous avons décidé d’organiser le #restezchezvous Trophy sur #fifa20 ⚽️ 4 tournois disputés un jour sur deux et un masters réunissant les 4 vainqueurs. Le vainqueur de chaque tournoi recevra au choix une raquette dédicacée de ma part ou une tenue! Le vainqueur du masters recevra 2 places pour @rolandgarros Pour les les inscriptions et les regles >> écrivez en DM sur Instagram à @thiefaine_t Les copains @iamgaelmonfils @lucaspouille @pierrehuguesherbert @tsongaofficiel @jimchardy @richardgasquet34 @edouardrogervasselin je vous attends? Pour le premier tournoi, les 32 premiers seront inscrits, et suivant les demandes on augmentera la taille des tableaux!! inscription à partir de…. MAINTENANT et premier tournoi lundi 23 Mars à 16h avec retransmission en direct de la finale sur instagram ! À très vite et n’oubliez pas # RESTEZCHEZVOUS

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Nadal Offers Refuge To Juniors Stranded By Coronavirus
In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Nadal took measures to ensure the safety of players stranded at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. While following orders and recommendations from authorities, the 19-time Grand Slam champion made arrangements for players at his facility who could not return home due to a variety of issues, including travel restrictions.

Nadal & Gasol Support Red Cross In Fighting Coronavirus
Rafael Nadal and six-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol launched the #NuestraMejorVictoria (Our Best Victory) campaign to encourage donations from Spanish sportsmen and sportswomen in the fight against COVID-19. The initiative, which forms part of the #CruzRojaResponde (Red Cross Responds) project, aims to raise €11 million and help citizens in need during this health emergency.

Nadal Donates ‘Precious Object’ For Charity Auction
As part of his continuing efforts to support those in need during these tough times, Nadal donated one of his 2019 Roland Garros final match shirts to the ‘La Mejor Asistencia’ (The Best Assistance) auction, organised by Liga ACB, Spain’s top professional basketball division.

Qureshi Delivering For 1,000 Families In Pakistan
Two-time Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year winner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi will not allow Pakistan’s daily workers to be forgotten during this pandemic. Through his foundation Stop War Start Tennis, Qureshi committed to financially supporting ration bags for 1,000 families that have been unable to work and earn their daily sustenance.
Each ration bag consists of flour, rice, oil, grains, tea, milk and soap, and can feed a family of five. Qureshi got out in the field himself, making deliveries to those families.

Roddick: ‘We Have To Serve Families That Put Their Faith In Us’
The Andy Roddick Foundation announced the creation of a Family Emergency Fund to help families in need in Austin, Texas. Roddick’s foundation largely revolves around after-school and summer programming for the children in those families, but it has pivoted to support them through this pandemic. Roddick says the closing of schools hurt childhood education, but that it causes other issues in that there are families in the area that rely on the two meals per day kids get at school.

Schwartzman: ‘We’ve Done Something To Help Entertain People In Their Homes’
Diego Schwartzman planned #LaChamplay — two FIFA 20 knock-out competitions including the participation of the two organisers and 14 celebrities — with his footballer friend Paulo Dybala. All money raised was for Red Cross Argentina, with World No. 3 Dominic Thiem among the stars competing.

Sinner Sets Pizza Challenge To Raise Funds
Sinner launched the #SinnerPizzaChallenge, which went viral. He promised to donate €10 alongside his management company Starwing Sports for every photo he receives of a pizza that resembles himself or any past or present Italian figure. The money raised will be used to fund vital medical supplies in Italy during the pandemic. 

Alongside his management company Starwing Sports, Jannik Sinner pledges to donate €10 for every #SinnerPizzaChallenge post on Instagram.

Sinner & Team Make Donation In Support Of Coronavirus Battle
#NextGenATP Italian sensation Jannik Sinner is doing his part in the battle against coronavirus. The 18-year-old announced on his social media that in conjunction with his management company, StarWing Sports, and coach, Riccardo Piatti, he is donating €12,500 to Cesvi, a humanitarian organisation, to aid with medical emergencies in Bergamo. 

Tournaments

Truist Atlanta Open Feeding Frontline Healthcare Workers
The Truist Atlanta Open announced that it is joining with partner, CIGNA, to feed some of Metro Atlanta’s frontline healthcare workers at Northside Hospital Cherokee on behalf of GF Sports, the Truist Atlanta Open, CIGNA and Waffle House.
The Waffle House Food Truck will visit Northside Hospital Cherokee on Tuesday, 14 April from 10am-2pm to feed the daytime shift and on Wednesday, 15 April, from 8pm-12am for the night shift.

Truist Atlanta Open, Waffle House

US Open Site To Be Converted Into Temporary Hospital, Number Of Beds To Be Increased
A temporary hospital was constructed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. The hospital is housed inside the Indoor Training Center at the NTC, which has 12 courts with about 100,000 square feet of space.
Additionally, according to USOpen.org, teams are utilising Louis Armstrong Stadium, the facility’s second-largest stadium, to fulfill meal packages to be sent to patients, workers and school children. There are 25,000 packages being produced per day, with those consisting of two days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

ATP Serves: How Stars Are Helping Combat The COVID-19 Pandemic

The ATP Tour’s stars thrill fans worldwide with their efforts on the tennis court. But perhaps more important is what they’ve been doing off court.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been no matches. However, many players and tournaments have done their part to the combat the virus, whether raising money for charity or purchasing necessary medical equipment to support those on the frontlines.

[TENNIS AT HOME]

Learn more about those actions below:

Players

Cabal Launches Campaign To Help Colombian Families Combat COVID-19
Juan Sebastian Cabal, the No. 2 player in the FedEx ATP Doubles Rankings, launched an initiative with his brother to help the most vulnerable people in his hometown of Cali, Colombia. Cabal promoted a campaign on social media to raise funds for buying food in local markets and delivering it to families in need.

Dimitrov Donates Ventilators To Hometown Hospital
Grigor Dimitrov, the 2017 Nitto ATP Finals champion, is currently in California, but his home nation is close to his heart. The Bulgarian donated ventilators to the hospital in his hometown of Haskovo in a bid to help those affected by COVID-19 in his country.

Djokovic Family Donating €1 Million Of Ventilators To Serbia
Novak Djokovic and Jelena Djokovic announced a €1 million donation through the Novak Djokovic Foundation for the purchase of ventilators and medical equipment to support hospitals and other medical institutions in Serbia’s battle against coronavirus.

Djokovic Offers Dream Trip To Next US Open In Charity Auction
Djokovic is offering a dream opportunity in a charity auction to help support Americans in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Serbian is participating in the #allinchallenge, providing a special package for two to the next US Open.

Jelena Djokovic, Novak Djokovic

Federer Makes Big Donation To Vulnerable Swiss Families
Roger Federer and his wife Mirka donated one million Swiss Francs (USD $1.02 million) to vulnerable families in Switzerland in the global fight against COVID-19.

How Kiefer Is Doing His Part In Coronavirus Efforts
Former World No. 4 Nicolas Kiefer has worked with the producer of his clothing line, NK #kiwifash, to help promote the spread of reusable masks in Germany.

Nicolas Kiefer

Knock, Knock, It’s Nick: Kyrgios Could Be At Your Door
Nick Kyrgios posted on Instagram that fans who are struggling during the pandemic should feel free to reach out to him for help through direct message. Soon thereafter he followed through.

“Hey guys, tomorrow I will be doing as many deliveries as I can throughout the day to the nearest people I have been in contact with. If I haven’t read your message yet, trust me I will do my absolute best to get to yours,” Kyrgios wrote. “And to my international friends around the world, I wish I could do more, but right now things are tough, stay strong, brighter days are coming.”

Mahut Organises FIFA Tournament To Raise Funds
Frenchman Nicolas Mahut organised the #RestezChezVousTrophy to offer gamers the opportunity to compete in an online FIFA 20 tournament with entry fees being donated to hospital staff. Mahut took to his Instagram account to announce details of the event and invite French players, including Gael Monfils and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, to join the fun and help save lives by staying at home and reducing the spread of the virus.

La situation sanitaire en France nous contraint à devoir rester chez nous et il est important que nous respections tous les règles! Avec mes fils, Thiefaine et Natanel, nous avons décidé d’organiser le #restezchezvous Trophy sur #fifa20 ⚽️ 4 tournois disputés un jour sur deux et un masters réunissant les 4 vainqueurs. Le vainqueur de chaque tournoi recevra au choix une raquette dédicacée de ma part ou une tenue! Le vainqueur du masters recevra 2 places pour @rolandgarros Pour les les inscriptions et les regles >> écrivez en DM sur Instagram à @thiefaine_t Les copains @iamgaelmonfils @lucaspouille @pierrehuguesherbert @tsongaofficiel @jimchardy @richardgasquet34 @edouardrogervasselin je vous attends? Pour le premier tournoi, les 32 premiers seront inscrits, et suivant les demandes on augmentera la taille des tableaux!! inscription à partir de…. MAINTENANT et premier tournoi lundi 23 Mars à 16h avec retransmission en direct de la finale sur instagram ! À très vite et n’oubliez pas # RESTEZCHEZVOUS

A post shared by Nicolas Mahut (@nicomahut) on

Nadal Offers Refuge To Juniors Stranded By Coronavirus
In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, Nadal took measures to ensure the safety of players stranded at the Rafa Nadal Academy by Movistar. While following orders and recommendations from authorities, the 19-time Grand Slam champion made arrangements for players at his facility who could not return home due to a variety of issues, including travel restrictions.

Nadal & Gasol Support Red Cross In Fighting Coronavirus
Rafael Nadal and six-time NBA All-Star Pau Gasol launched the #NuestraMejorVictoria (Our Best Victory) campaign to encourage donations from Spanish sportsmen and sportswomen in the fight against COVID-19. The initiative, which forms part of the #CruzRojaResponde (Red Cross Responds) project, aims to raise €11 million and help citizens in need during this health emergency.

Nadal Donates ‘Precious Object’ For Charity Auction
As part of his continuing efforts to support those in need during these tough times, Nadal donated one of his 2019 Roland Garros final match shirts to the ‘La Mejor Asistencia’ (The Best Assistance) auction, organised by Liga ACB, Spain’s top professional basketball division.

Qureshi Delivering For 1,000 Families In Pakistan
Two-time Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year winner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi will not allow Pakistan’s daily workers to be forgotten during this pandemic. Through his foundation Stop War Start Tennis, Qureshi committed to financially supporting ration bags for 1,000 families that have been unable to work and earn their daily sustenance.
Each ration bag consists of flour, rice, oil, grains, tea, milk and soap, and can feed a family of five. Qureshi got out in the field himself, making deliveries to those families.

Roddick: ‘We Have To Serve Families That Put Their Faith In Us’
The Andy Roddick Foundation announced the creation of a Family Emergency Fund to help families in need in Austin, Texas. Roddick’s foundation largely revolves around after-school and summer programming for the children in those families, but it has pivoted to support them through this pandemic. Roddick says the closing of schools hurt childhood education, but that it causes other issues in that there are families in the area that rely on the two meals per day kids get at school.

Schwartzman: ‘We’ve Done Something To Help Entertain People In Their Homes’
Diego Schwartzman planned #LaChamplay — two FIFA 20 knock-out competitions including the participation of the two organisers and 14 celebrities — with his footballer friend Paulo Dybala. All money raised was for Red Cross Argentina, with World No. 3 Dominic Thiem among the stars competing.

Sinner Sets Pizza Challenge To Raise Funds
Sinner launched the #SinnerPizzaChallenge, which went viral. He promised to donate €10 alongside his management company Starwing Sports for every photo he receives of a pizza that resembles himself or any past or present Italian figure. The money raised will be used to fund vital medical supplies in Italy during the pandemic. 

Alongside his management company Starwing Sports, Jannik Sinner pledges to donate €10 for every #SinnerPizzaChallenge post on Instagram.

Sinner & Team Make Donation In Support Of Coronavirus Battle
#NextGenATP Italian sensation Jannik Sinner is doing his part in the battle against coronavirus. The 18-year-old announced on his social media that in conjunction with his management company, StarWing Sports, and coach, Riccardo Piatti, he is donating €12,500 to Cesvi, a humanitarian organisation, to aid with medical emergencies in Bergamo. 

Tournaments

Truist Atlanta Open Feeding Frontline Healthcare Workers
The Truist Atlanta Open announced that it is joining with partner, CIGNA, to feed some of Metro Atlanta’s frontline healthcare workers at Northside Hospital Cherokee on behalf of GF Sports, the Truist Atlanta Open, CIGNA and Waffle House.
The Waffle House Food Truck will visit Northside Hospital Cherokee on Tuesday, 14 April from 10am-2pm to feed the daytime shift and on Wednesday, 15 April, from 8pm-12am for the night shift.

Truist Atlanta Open, Waffle House

US Open Site To Be Converted Into Temporary Hospital, Number Of Beds To Be Increased
A temporary hospital was constructed at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. The hospital is housed inside the Indoor Training Center at the NTC, which has 12 courts with about 100,000 square feet of space.
Additionally, according to USOpen.org, teams are utilising Louis Armstrong Stadium, the facility’s second-largest stadium, to fulfill meal packages to be sent to patients, workers and school children. There are 25,000 packages being produced per day, with those consisting of two days’ worth of breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Flashback: Successful Kids’ Day Supports More Than 400 Children In Budapest

Editor’s Note: ATPTour.com is resurfacing features to bring fans closer to their favourite players during the current suspension in tournament play. This story was originally published on 26 April 2018.

The Gazprom Hungarian Open, a 2018 ATP ACES For Charity grant recipient, held a successful kids’ day two years ago in Budapest, benefitting more than 400 children. The tournament also donated three junior-sized sports wheelchairs, which kids used to play tennis with the help of wheelchair tennis instructors and ATP Tour pros.

Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, No. 2 seed Damir Dzumhur, Colombian Santiago Gonzalez, Briton Dominic Inglot, Germans Yannick Maden and Maximilian Marterer, Japan’s Ben McLachlan, Aussie John Millman, Hungarian Zsombor Piros, top seed Lucas Pouille, #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Croatian Franko Skugor, Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Swede Elias Ymer joined the festivities to help create a memorable experience for all of the kids. The event was held in tandem with the Hand in Hand Foundation, which helps disabled people and their families through various aspects of life, such as education, health and family care, employment and recreation.

There was a wheelchair tennis clinic for both disabled and able-bodied children, as well as a mini-tennis clinic involving ATP World Tour players and top Hungarian wheelchair tennis players. It was a fun day for everyone in attendance, with various entertainment off the court, including opportunities to try out the tennis wheelchairs, play volleyball, soccer and much more. 

Hand in Hand Foundation

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Flashback: Successful Kids’ Day Supports More Than 400 Children In Budapest

Editor’s Note: ATPTour.com is resurfacing features to bring fans closer to their favourite players during the current suspension in tournament play. This story was originally published on 26 April 2018.

The Gazprom Hungarian Open, a 2018 ATP ACES For Charity grant recipient, held a successful kids’ day two years ago in Budapest, benefitting more than 400 children. The tournament also donated three junior-sized sports wheelchairs, which kids used to play tennis with the help of wheelchair tennis instructors and ATP Tour pros.

Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili, No. 2 seed Damir Dzumhur, Colombian Santiago Gonzalez, Briton Dominic Inglot, Germans Yannick Maden and Maximilian Marterer, Japan’s Ben McLachlan, Aussie John Millman, Hungarian Zsombor Piros, top seed Lucas Pouille, #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov, Croatian Franko Skugor, Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, and Swede Elias Ymer joined the festivities to help create a memorable experience for all of the kids. The event was held in tandem with the Hand in Hand Foundation, which helps disabled people and their families through various aspects of life, such as education, health and family care, employment and recreation.

There was a wheelchair tennis clinic for both disabled and able-bodied children, as well as a mini-tennis clinic involving ATP World Tour players and top Hungarian wheelchair tennis players. It was a fun day for everyone in attendance, with various entertainment off the court, including opportunities to try out the tennis wheelchairs, play volleyball, soccer and much more. 

Hand in Hand Foundation

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