Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios join Monica Puig's Puerto Rico relief efforts
After the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria nearly two weeks ago, the island has continued to suffer as many residents still lack access to food, water and electricity.
This week, tennis star and Puerto Rico's gold medal winner Monica Puig established a relief fund and has asked her fellow tennis players to help.
Maria Sharapova and Nick Kyrgios both made heartfelt pledges to contribute. Sharapova, who played against Puig in an exhibition match in Puerto Rico last year, announced that all profits from her candy company Sugarpova will go to the relief fund through the end of the year.
Less than 12 months ago I visited the beautiful island of Puerto Rico as the guest of Monica Puig for her exhibition match. I fell in love with the island, the people and the culture. From a distance, it is incredibly devastating to see how much the island and people are suffering. I have been following all the amazing and heartfelt work Monica has been doing for the island and I will continue to support her fund raising efforts. All profits beginning today through the end of the year from Sugarpova.com will go directly to support Monica's fund. She has raised close to $100K and we will continue to grow that number all together. Please visit http://www.youcaring.com/donatewithmonica for all information about Monica's fund, as well as Sugarpova.com from which all proceeds will go directly to helping Puerto Rico. I ❤️ you ����!!
And Kyrgios said that he will donate $50 for every ace he hits for the remaining of 2017.
Well done, tennis fam. Here's to hoping even more players follow suit.
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