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World TeamTennis - Haiti Relief

World TeamTennis joins the sports community in supporting earthquake relief efforts in Haiti
 
Fans can visit www.wtt.com/haiti  for donation links.
 
 New York, N.Y. (January 15, 2010) -- World TeamTennis is donating
 hundreds of clothing items for children impacted by the earthquake in
 Haiti to K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations), a global charity
 that focuses on the needs of children and their families.  While the
 immediate call from relief organizations is for funds to support
 rescue efforts and emergency medical treatment in Haiti, a number of
 charities such as K.I.D.S. will also provide a "second wave" of
 support to displaced children and their families.
 
 "At this point, everything helps," said WTT CEO/Commissioner Ilana
 Kloss.  "Clothing, money, volunteers - whatever you can give will make
 a difference.  I'm sure the tennis community will reach out in many
 ways, from individual players spreading the word about relief efforts
 to support from manufacturers and organizations.  We just want to help
 get the word out and encourage everyone to get involved in whatever
 way they can."
 
 A number of athletes, including Venus Williams who plays for the
 Philadelphia Freedoms in the WTT Pro League, have issued a call for
 fans to support relief organizations.  WTT veteran Anna Kournikova of
 the St. Louis Aces, who visited Haiti on a charity trip last year,
 posted a blog on her website asking fans to support humanitarian
 relief efforts.  WTT has set up a web page at www.wtt.com/haiti with direct
links to donate to a number of charities providing relief
 to Haiti.  Links are also posted on WTT's Twitter and Facebook pages.
 
 K.I.D.S. is a global charity of leading retailers, manufacturers, and
 licensors of children's and youth products, in partnership with major
 foundations, committed to helping improve the lives of children and
 their families who are ill, living in poverty, or are the victims of
 natural disasters.  Kids in Distressed Situations has worked in Haiti
 since 1995, maintaining a constant presence, primarily in the capital
 city of Port-au-Prince and the Central Plateau region, providing
 apparel, shoes, and books to vulnerable children.  For more
 information on K.I.D.S., visit www.kidsdonations.org
 
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