Former No. 1 Andy Roddick may have left the court in 2012, but the US Open champion has far from turned his back on the game. His eponymous and award-winning Foundation, which looks to provide opportunities to underprivileged youth through sports-based mentoring, has been at the center of his focus since retiring just over two years ago.
Launched during his career, the Andy Roddick Foundation won the prestigious Arthur Ashe Leadership Award in 2007, becoming the first male tennis player to earn such an honor from the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health.
The American has also made a home behind the desk, calling plays for Fox Sports since last June, and aims to combine the two in his latest fundraising effort through Prizeo, a site that rewards donations towards worthy causes with prizes from your wildest dreams.
Roddick took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce this new effort:
(@andyroddick) February 03, 2015
Hoping to raise awareness and funds for the Andy Roddick Foundation, the three-time Wimbledon finalist has set up a Prizeo donation page that will remain open through March 17 at 5PM EDT. Supporters can make custom donations in addition to several preset options that earn contributors automatic prizes, which range from an exclusive campaign t-shirt, signed photos and racquets, even a LUG bag signed by Roddick or wife, model/actress Brooklyn Decker (while supplies last).
All donations made during the campaign will enter supporters in a draw for the chance to win a trip for two to Los Angeles, CA. Once there, the lucky winners will meet Roddick, tour the FOX Sports studio and watch a sportscast from backstage.
The contest is a tremendous opportunity for tennis lovers everywhere to win some very cool prizes, all the while supporting one of the greats of the game as he continues to make a difference for those in need.
Be sure to visit www.prizeo.com/andy for your chance to win!