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Match for Africa: Roger Federer and Bill Gates

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It’s time for the fourth charity event in the Match for Africa series. This time it takes place in Seattle and features Roger Federer, John Isner and Microsoft’s Bill Gates (along with other celebrity guests). Net proceeds will go to the Roger Federer Charitable Fund/Roger Federer Foundation.

The Roger Federer foundation has so far donated 29 million USD to support children’s education in six African countries as well as Federer’s home country Switzerland.

This is what Federer had to say about the event:

“I believe in the power of people. We know that a good education is a decisive factor to empower children by allowing them to take their future into their own hands,” said Federer. “With my foundation, we want to provide one million children with the opportunity for a quality education by the end of 2018. The Match for Africa 4 in Seattle will help us reach our ambitious goals. I am very grateful for this opportunity to collaborate with Bill Gates, who in my opinion is the world’s leading philanthropist.”

And Bill Gates:

“I’m a huge fan of Roger’s work on and off the court,” said Gates. “We share a love of tennis (although he might be a little better than I am) and a belief that all children deserve a world-class education. Roger’s foundation does great work to support education in Africa, so it will be a lot of fun to play alongside him for such an important cause.”

Seattle’s Match for Africa is presented by the Starbucks Foundation, Rolex, Microsoft, and Nike. More information is available at www.match-for-africa-seattle.com.

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