Meaningful Sports Celebrity Giving

December 5, 2010 at 11:40 AM

Having taken a recent skeptical look at the Tiger Woods Foundation‘s efforts, I feel compelled to note a world-famous athlete who is doing something truly meaningful for charity.

From the Washington Post: Navratilova to hit tennis balls off Kilimanjaro.

The tennis legend is climbing Tanzania’s 19,340 foot- (5,895-meter) mountain next week to raise money and awareness for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation… The fund raising goal for the climb is 100,000 euros ($134,000). More than half of that already has been raised.

As for the tennis balls:

Navratilova said she will carry a tennis racket to the top but doesn’t know if she can find a game up there.

‘I’m bringing one racket and I’ll hit a few balls from the top to see how far they can travel,’ she said. ‘With the air being that thin they should go a long way.’

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