Whether it’s her leadership with the USTA Foundation or courageous fight against ovarian cancer, this International Tennis Hall of Famer teems with inspiration.
Earlier this week, Chris Evert was celebrated with the Stuart Scott ENSPIRE Award at the annual ESPYs. And what a deserving honoree she was.
An 18-time major singles champion, the International Tennis Hall of Famer has continued to lead the way well beyond her playing career. As someone who greatly benefited from access to courts, Evert has used her platform in advocating for increased opportunities and resources for future generations through her Evert Tennis Academy and role as chairperson with the USTA Foundation—which recently distributed $3 million in its latest set of grants to National Junior Tennis and Learning chapters across the U.S.
“I grew up in the public parks system. It provided an opportunity where I could set goals and I could play the sport that I loved. I believe that every child deserves at least this,” she says.
Source By – The Times of India