TORONTO, Canada - Elina Svitolina won her tour-leading fifth title at the Rogers Cup in Toronto, but before she lifted the trophy she took some time to visit the kids at the Dovercourt Boys and Girls Club.
Boys and Girls Clubs aim to help children and youth develop the skills they need to succeed by using life-changing programs, community-based services, and relationships with peers and caring adults.
While at Dovencourt, Svitolina answered every single question about everything from her tennis to her tiny dog “Kobe” - named after the famous basketball star - before signing tennis balls for all the kids as a souvenir.
WTA Charities is the WTA's global philanthropic organization dedicated to making a positive impact across the globe. Our mission is to be a social responsibility vehicle built on the WTA's values to empower and provide for a better future. We're dedicated to combining, strengthening and enhancing the community and charitable efforts of the WTA through its members (players, alumnae and tournaments), along with our partners.