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A sports ground for IMBEWU

01.12.2005 | Foundation

Yesterday, in the name of the Roger Federer Foundation, Lynette and Robbie Federer inaugurated a multipurpose sports site in the small municipality of Zwide, South Africa. During the solemn ceremony, the parents of Roger Federer handed over the site to the local organisation IMBEWU. The project has been realized and financed in close cooperation with Roger Federer's sponsor Nike.


The site contains two tennis courts as well as a court for basketball, netball and soccer. "I am tremendously proud that we have succeeded in making these great sport facilities available to the children and the young people. A great big thanks goes to Nike for the implementation. I am convinced that my sponsor will to do whatever it takes to maintain the site in perfect shape in the years to come so that as many kids as possible will be able to go in for sports and have a lot of fun there for a long time", said Roger.


Futher to housing sports activities the site serves a second purpose: in the future it will be the center for activities of the community - such as programs for AIDS-prevention. The courts are part of the international recycling program lead by Nike and are made of recycled shoes.

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01/29/2006 | 03:30 PM
Well done Roger! It's great to see what you're doing in South Africa!

Thank you!
01/23/2006 | 01:31 AM
What a man!What a player! What class!

A worthy # 1 in any form of sport........

Kudos to you and your family...
12/19/2005 | 06:04 PM
it's so good to make things for people...
12/18/2005 | 05:10 PM
Bless you, Roger and family. Fantastic work you're doing.
12/11/2005 | 06:55 PM
Hi Roger,

With each passing year, you continue to add to your legend both on and off the court. As an avid follower of sports and its personalities, I have rarely seen an athlete so dedicated to improving the lives of others, with such awareness at su
12/08/2005 | 04:53 PM
U r MORE than a sportsman.....a GREAT guy.....i'm really proud of that......this a GREAT GREAT ACHIEVEMENT!
N.B-The fact that Mr.& Mrs. Federer inaugurated it .....makes it even MORE special.....HOPE ..this sports facility does the work of PARENTING & GU
12/07/2005 | 09:20 AM
This is TOTALLY cool ! You have been blessed so much as an athlete, its not luck, you have used yr gifts and talents so well! It is so heart warming to see you giving back to those who need it so much. U are such an inspiration - keep it up !
12/05/2005 | 03:01 PM
Congrats! Roger´s family. That´s impresionant!
12/05/2005 | 01:48 PM
I'm very proud of you,Roger! You have done the great thing for those poor children!
12/05/2005 | 06:08 AM
this is the reason why you are so blessed yourself. I'm so proud to be your fan.
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