Here’s how tennis legends Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic are helping the people of Pakistan during the pandemic
Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi initiated the campaign in collaboration with The Raza Foundation.
The Swiss Maestro Roger Federer has joined several other big names from tennis to assist a COVID-19 relief campaign in Pakistan.
Pakistani tennis star Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi initiated the campaign in collaboration with The Raza Foundation. The project named ‘Stars against Hunger’ will auction memorabilia collected from tennis stars such as Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, and Rafael Nadal to provide food for Pakistani citizens left in a precarious state due to the COVID-19 lock-down.
Thanks #starsagainsthunger @rogerfederer @RafaelNadal @DjokerNole @MirzaSania @wasimakramlive @realshoaibmalik @shoaib100mph @StefTsitsipas @DaniilMedwed @GrigorDimitrov @jahangirkhan @amirkingkhan @SarfarazA_54 #shahbazahmed fr ur signed memorabilia pic.twitter.com/H9CSDFl26t
— Aisam ul Haq Qureshi (@aisamhqureshi) May 12, 2020
Roger Federer donated shirts and shoes
Qureshi revealed to a source that the 20-time Grand Slam winner had donated a pair of shoes and shirts that he had worn in tournament play.
Spanish legend Rafael Nadal has also donated a shirt featuring his academy logo, while World No. 1 Novak Djokovic has given the T-shirt he wore during the 2011 Australian Open final.
Besides international stars, Shoaib Akhtar also contributed one of his prized possessions-a helmet he won when he played for Kolkata knights in IPL.
Qureshi has distributed ration bags including rice, flour, milk, oil, grains, tea, and soap, can feed a family of five. One ration bag costs PKR 3,500. The campaign has already supported more than 2,000 families in Pakistan.
How to bid
The Pakistani tennis star said that the auction would end on May the 24th.
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