Earlier this spring, Global Water Foundation (www.globalwater foundation.org) Founder and international tennis star Johan Kriek assembled a team of volunteers to ride a grueling 65-mile bike race in South Africa to raise money for clean water. The GWF joined an estimated 37,000 riders across the globe in the Cape Argus Pick ‘n’ Pay Cycle Tour, known as the longest timed cycle tour in the world. Businesses supporting the trip included Korn/Ferry International and Greystone Pharmaceuticals based in Ft. Myers, Florida.
During April, the GWF invited tennis legends to Sanibel Island (a Florida resort community) for an all-day fundraiser to raise money for local estuary cleanup in south Florida while raising clean water awareness worldwide. Other tennis pros joined Kriek in leading tennis clinics, a celebrity exhibition and a silent auction. Watch for photos in a future issue of the GWF fundraiser in Naples, Fla. during the ITG/ATP Challenger Series on April 28, where players will battle it out to qualify for the US national tennis circuit.
The Global Water Foundation was established as a charitable trust with the exclusive purpose of raising public awareness, providing technical assistance, supporting knowledge sharing, enabling technical innovation and research and facilitating the provision of humanitarian aid throughout the developing world. The ultimate goal is to provide safe, healthy drinking water and adequate sanitation in areas where it is not available or where accessibility and supply have been compromised. For more information, visit www.globalwaterfoundation.org