SINGAPORE - The WTA today presented to USANA Health Sciences a check for $25,000 for the USANA True Health Foundation to support its mission to provide basic necessities to those suffering and in need.
The money was raised thanks to another successful year of the annual Aces for Humanity campaign, a joint WTA and USANA initiative supporting the USANA True Health Foundation, when every ace served at a Premier-level WTA event has translated into a donation.
For every ace served by the USANA Brand Ambassadors - Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Monica Puig, Sloane Stephens, Samantha Stosur, Zhang Shuai, Kristina Mladenovic and Alizé Cornet - the WTA contributed $10 to the campaign, while every ace served by any other WTA player translated into a $5 donation.
This year the program involved regular social giveaways via Twitter that included autographed tennis balls by the some of the WTA's biggest names and USANA product.
"The WTA is pleased to again contribute $25,000 to the USANA True Health Foundation," said WTA CEO Steve Simon. "The long-standing partnership we hold with USANA provides many opportunities, perhaps the most notable here in supporting this Foundation and helping those in need."
Since opening its doors in 2012, the charitable organization has donated more than $5.3 million to those in need and most recently contributed $80,000 towards disaster relief in Haiti for those affected by Hurricane Matthew. During the same time the WTA has contributed more than $140,000 to the Foundation's efforts.
"The support we continue to receive from the WTA has allowed the Foundation to respond to disasters in a timely manner and help those in need of assistance when it has mattered most," said Jim Bramble, board president of the USANA True Health Foundation. "We are grateful for our partnership with the WTA and our Brand Ambassadors, and their commitment to helping us make the world a better place."
USANA is one of the WTA's global premier partners and has served as the Official Health Supplement Supplier for the WTA for the past ten years. Since 2006 the company has provided its high-quality nutritional supplements, protein bars and protein shakes to more than 170 WTA players, including eight of the current Top 10, and 15 players in the Top 20.