Felix Auger-Aliassime is Making a Difference to Children’s Lives With a Generous Initiative

Published 11/30/2020, 10:00 AM EST
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Every ranking point earned by Felix Auger-Aliassime makes a difference to a child’s life in Togo.

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The Canadian star has been helping push a humanitarian project in Togo through his exploits in tennis.

Felix Auger-Aliassime

Every ranking point earned by Felix Auger-Aliassime helps educate a child in Togo

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The 20-year-old came together with banking conglomerate BNP Paribas and CARE France to give back to a country his father was born.

Born to a Togolese father and a Canadian mother, Auger-Aliassime’s involvement in the project has helped children in the impoverished African country pursue education.

A global non-profit headquartered in Germany, CARE France bankrolls a flood of humanitarian programs.

Their initiatives are largely aimed at the welfare of needy children and women in poor countries and conflict zones.

As part of the noble initiative, every point that Auger-Aliassime earns on the ATP Tour brings $20 to the EduChange program.

An initiative close to Auger-Aliassime’s heart

The more points the Canadian earns, the more is the money going into the project aimed at promoting children’s education in Togo.

Aliassime’s 4,904 career ranking points on the ATP Tour has helped mobilize a bouquet of charitable activities under the EduChange program.

As much as his tennis, Auger-Aliassime’s philanthropic pursuits have also earned him a lot of respect and appreciation from across the globe.

Auger-Aliassime a rising star in world tennis

For someone who turned pro in 2017, the Canadian already has a Tour title to his credit and four runners-up finishes.

He achieved a career-high  world ranking of 17 and made the fourth round of the US Open this year.

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He scored an upset win over three-time Grand Slam winner Andy Murray during his run at the Flushing Meadows this year.

The Canadian career earnings from prize money currently stand at $3,123,385.

Felix Auger-Aliassime giving back to a country his father was born

It is understood that the project is close to the Canadian’s heart.

It helps thousands of children in the ethnic Kara region of Togo take up education and sports while staying safe from the violence around them.

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The project was launched during the ATP Cup in Australia on January 3.

For every ranking point that the Canadian earns, he donates $5 from his own pocket while BNP pays $15 to fund the initiative in Togo.

BNP runs a counter displaying the points earned by Auger-Aliassime across events and the money raised for the program.

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Priyabrata Chowdhury

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Priyabrata Chowdhury is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. He has been a print journalist for a decade, producing news pages for leading national dailies such as the Hindustan Times and The New Indian Express. His passion for sports eventually drove him to tennis writing.

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