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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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12/02/2005 | 07:21 PM
That's wery nice from you and your family Roger.It's great for those people to know that there is someone who think. Dijana




12/02/2005 | 06:43 PM
It's wonderful! and am sure the kids must be thrilled. Keep up the good work Rog.

And I love the idea of the courts being made out of recycled shoes (how cool is that!) and I also hope this encourages more people to recycle!
12/02/2005 | 05:43 PM
Roger, things you and your family are doing are simply beyond words. Thanks for caring so much about the world and doing what you can to help. Wish everybody in this world has such a heart as you do.
12/02/2005 | 05:25 PM
Dear Roger,

It is a beautiful thing to see white and black people together in South Africa on a sports field. I am so excited for the kids, that they have somewhere to come and compete and enjoy the sports you grew up playing as a boy!

One of them
12/02/2005 | 04:31 PM
Great news!

Thanks Roger , Nike and the whole team!!;)
When kids are able to play, that's a great time:)

Thanks again. Wonderful, Have a nice Christmas time there, and Roger, have a nice playable vacation;)


Kisses,

Xenia
12/02/2005 | 03:18 PM
Thanks Rogi.
Beautiful tennis player, but even beautiful man...........love you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
12/02/2005 | 02:41 PM
ROGER, M'LOVE -- FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS YOU HAVE BELONGED TO THE WORLD....NOW WITH ALL THAT YOU HAVE DONE WITH YOUR FOUNDATION, THE WORLD BELONGS TO YOU !!
LUV... SHALIMAR
12/02/2005 | 02:39 PM
That's really great.
You're the best
12/02/2005 | 01:12 PM
This is a very good news..More power to Roger Federer Foundation and to Nike. And to Federer family, job well done.We hope and pray that the foundation will have more success in the future to help other people.God Bless to all of you....
12/02/2005 | 12:44 PM
So that was one of the reasons why Roger's mother was going to SA. What a beautiful idea.

God Bless you all

Linda (Luton-UK)
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