Back

Novak Djokovic Foundation raises $1.7 million for charity at London Gala Dinner

boris_novak_djokovic_foundation_dinner_umpire_header
July 8, 2013
 
Having won six Grand Slam titles, not to mention one Laureus World Sportsman of the Year Award, Novak Djokovic is well used to receiving the congratulations of the sporting world.
 
Now Laureus would like to send congratulations to the world’s Number One tennis player for his incredible charity efforts, and for raising $1.7 million for charity at his Novak Djokovic Foundation Gala last night.
 
And supporting Novak at the event were Laureus Academy Members Boris Becker and Sean Fitzpatrick, along with Laureus Ambassadors Andre Villas Boas and Tim Henman.
Novak is a great example of a man who uses his sporting excellence to help others. Inspired by his role as an ambassador for UNICEF, Djokovic founded the Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007 with a mission to support vulnerable and disadvantaged children from the lack of nutrition, education, illness or loss of family- especially in his native Serbia.
 
The event concluded with guests such as Jeremy Piven, Jonathan Ross and Kate Hudson participating in a mini tennis match on stage with commentary provided by Boris Becker.
Commenting on the event, the six times Grand Slam Champion said; "I am delighted to be joined this evening by friends and family to support a cause which is so close to my heart. The Foundation works alongside young children in Serbia to provide support, encouragement and resources so they can fulfil and nurture their dreams. With the help of such generous people, our vision is to expand our work to the UK and America and transform the lives of more children around the world."