Andy Murray has pledged to donate £50 (about $77) to UNICEF for each ace he hits for the rest of the year to help with the charity’s refugee relief efforts.
One of Murray’s sponsors, Standard Life, along with the Lawn Tennis Association and the Association of Tennis Professionals, have all agreed to match Murray’s donations, raising the total donation for each Murray ace to £200.
“Having seen the images broadcast on the news in recent weeks I felt I had to do something to help the millions of children and their families who have been forced to flee their homes and had their lives turned upside down,” Murray said in a statement on his website.
“I’ll get that little bit more satisfaction from each ace I hit knowing that it will be helping UNICEF keep children safe.”
Murray is playing for Great Britain in this weekend’s Davis Cup semifinal against Australia. He is also expected to compete in events in Shanghai and Paris before the World Tour Finals in London in November.
- Mike Fiammetta