The Match for Africa 4 Seattle
On April 29, 2017, Roger Federer and John Isner will face off against each other in the KeyArena in Seattle, WA to raise money for the Roger Federer Foundation.
"The Match for Africa 4 Seattle", the fourth charity tennis event for the Roger Federer Foundation, will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Roger Federer's opponent in the KeyArena in Seattle will be none other than the winner of 10 ATP Titles John Isner.
Roger Federer will make his inaugural visit to Seattle in collaboration with Seattle’s own Bill Gates. Net proceeds from this event will go to the Roger Federer Foundation.
The Match for Africa 4 Seattle will start at 5:30 pm PT on April 29, 2017.
Bill Gates and Roger Federer
John Isner and his celebrity partner to be determined
- one set -
- best of three sets -
The Roger Federer Foundation supports children living in poverty and helps them to realize their potential. The foundation supports education projects in six countries in southern Africa and in Switzerland. This year it is already reaching out to 275'000 children.
The Roger Federer Charitable Fund, Inc. is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization classified as a public charity in the United States. It supports the work of the Roger Federer Foundation.
For over twelve years, the Roger Federer Foundation has engaged in education programs for children living in poverty in Africa and Switzerland. lt only works with carefully selected local organizations in long-term partnerships and seeks for systemic change and sustainable impact. The Foundation aims therefore to enable and empower the local population in question to assume their responsibility for the solution of its problems with regard to the contents, Organisation and finances. In 2016, 15 programs were running in Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe and in Switzerland for around 6.5 million CHF reaching 275'000 children.
Facts and figures Roger Federer Foundation
- 2003 start of the Foundation
- 4 members of the family in the Board of Trustees
- 15 running initiatives and local partners
- 7 countries with running programs
- 275‘000 children benefitting from the current programs
- 1 million children to be reached by 2018
- 29 million CHF invested so far in total until end 2016