Serena Williams Partners With Michael B. Jordan to Raise $1 Million for Philanthropic Work

Published 10/19/2021, 12:42 AM EDT
Tennis – A Day at the Drive Exhibition – Memorial Drive Tennis Club, Adelaide, Australia – January 29, 2021 Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts during her match against Japan’s Naomi Osaka at A Day at The Drive REUTERS/Morgan Sette


After having an ill-fated journey at Wimbledon 2021, Serena Williams took an unprecedented break from professional tennis. The American is presently recovering from her hamstring injury. Notably, while on the sidelines, the 23-time Grand Slam champion has been participating in a plethora of philanthropic work.

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Recently, Serena Williams partnered with the American actor, Michael B. Jordan, to launch $1 Million for a Capitalist Competition For HBCU Students. The contest has collaborated with Mac Venture Capital and Williams’ investment company, Serena ventures. Serena Williams and Michael Jordan will present the award during Invesco QQQ Legacy Classic Basketball Showcase Finals. The prize distribution ceremony will take place on the 18th of December, 2021, in New Jersey.

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Serena Williams partners with American actor to raise 1 Million prize pool

Serena Williams is spending time productively, even while she’s away from the tennis courts. Freshly, she has collaborated with Michael B. Jordan to raise $1 Million for the competition among HBCU students. Michael B. Jordan is a well-known American actor and producer. The event will take place on 13th December with a band showcase, live musical performance, and career opportunities counseling for the students.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – DECEMBER 30: Serena Williams of United States smiles during her Ladies Final match against Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia on day three of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship at International Tennis Centre Zayed Sports City on December 30, 2017 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Subsequently, the competition is all about submitting creative business concepts. The contest has been associated with Serena’s investment firm, Serena Ventures, and capital firm MaC Venture Capital. The award distribution ceremony will happen on 18th December 2021.

Williams founded Serena Ventures in 2014 with the goal of providing chances to entrepreneurs in a variety of sectors. Serena Ventures backs businesses that value diverse leadership, personal empowerment, innovation, and opportunity.

Both Williams and Jordan are very excited to be an integral part of the competition. Certainly, Serena is making the most out of her time off the court.

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Patrick Mouratoglou will have ‘the talk’ soon on Serena’s injury

In a recent interview, Williams’ coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, opened up on Serena’s present situation. He quoted, “I told her, listen, take time off and take the time to think what you want to do in the future, if you want to go for one more year two more years three more years or stop, it’s up to you it’s very personal. And actually, we’re gonna discuss soon so I’ll let you know as soon as I know.”

Serena Williams and Patrick Mouratoglou

While millions of Serena’s fans are desperately waiting for her comeback to tennis, it is still uncertain if the 23-time Grand Slam champion will return after all. Do you think a comeback is on the cards?

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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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