London, UK: The All England Club, Wimbledon, today announced the establishment of its new community and charitable arm, the Wimbledon Foundation.
Using the heritage and resources of Wimbledon, the Wimbledon Foundation’s principal aim is to bring together and enhance in a more cohesive, coordinated and effective way the extensive programme of community, development and charitable activities currently undertaken by the All England Club and The Championships (see examples below).
The Wimbledon Foundation, which will be a non-profit making organisation, will focus on three themes:
Philip Brook, Chairman of the All England Club and The Championships, said: “The establishment of the Wimbledon Foundation will provide a proactive framework for the enhancement and co-ordination of our community, charity and development activities and is an exciting and important development for The Championships, the Club and our Members.”
WIMBLEDON’S COMMUNITY INVESTMENT PROGRAMME
Taking tennis to local juniors – the Wimbledon Junior Tennis Initiative (WJTI):
HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and Under Challenge
Charity and benefits to the local community
Ball Boys and Ball Girls
Museum Education Programme
Creating tennis opportunities for juniors in less developed countries
Supporting grass-roots British tennis
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