Stan Wawrinka Steps Up for Philanthropic Work, to Donate a Minimum of $1 Million Dollars

Published 11/24/2021, 10:00 AM EST
Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka celebrates winning his second round match against Germany’s Dominik Koepfer REUTERS/Charles Platiau


The three-time Grand Slam champion, Stan Wawrinka, has had an unfortunate season. The former World No. 3 couldn’t showcase his prime game this season. He played his last match in March and hasn’t featured since due to injury. However, he’s in the news for the right reasons now, as he recently announced he will ensure the donation of $1 million dollars to a charity.

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On several occasions, the Swiss star has stepped up and shown some remarkable approaches towards philanthropic work. This time, he has tied up with an international association, Make-A-Wish.

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Stan Wawrinka to ensure donation of $1 million dollars

Stan Wawrinka has won everyone’s hearts once again. This time, not with his tennis skills, but because of his notable charity works. He has decided to ensure the donation of $1 million dollars to an international association. He took to Instagram to share this amazing news.

“I’m happy to announce that the sales of match ball number #5555 will be donated to the international association Make-A-Wish. I will personally guarantee a minimum of $1 Million dollars,” he spoke on the video posted on Instagram.

The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a charitable organization based in the United States that grants the wishes of children aged 2 and a half to 18 who are suffering from critical diseases.

Wawrinka has been always active in his philanthropic work, involving himself with charities on various occasions.

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Wawrinka trained at Lionel Messi and Neymar’s ground

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The former World No.3 has been struggling with his left foot since March 2021. He last competed at the Qatar Open, exiting in the round of 32. Recently, he was spotted practicing at the football team PSG’s ground. Not with big players like Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe, but with the team’s physiotherapist.

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates match point after his First Round Singles Match against Daniel Evans of Great Britain during day Three of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queens Club on June 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Talking about his injury, in an interview, he said, “There are many things you don’t know about athletes. About what they are going through. You only ever see the good sides. But it is difficult for many of us, including me.”

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Interestingly, Wawrinka has a strong connection with Al-Khelaifi, the owner of PSG. Therefore, the Swiss was training at PSG’s facilities. However, Wawrinka is still unsure about his participation for the ATP season 2022.

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Atri Bhatt

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Atri Bhatt is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. He is pursuing his Master's degree in Sports Management from Deakin University, Australia. In addition to critically analysing the game, he also plays tennis professionally.

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