Samantha Stosur Pledges $100 For Flood Victims In Queensland For Every Ace She Hits At Brisbane International, Andy Roddick Joins Pledge

Brisbane International top seed Samantha Stosur of Australia will donate $100 to help flood victims in Queensland for every ace she hits at the tournament. Her pledge was picked up by American Andy Roddick. These are two of the biggest servers on their respective tours. I expect both to go far in this tournament, if not win it outright, so there should be a lot of aces from both players. The Brisbane International tournament organizers contributed $5000 to start off the pledges.

from Samantha:

“The way the people of Queensland have been affected by the floods is really close to my heart,” Stosur said.

“I only remember a few details of what happen to my family in 1987 but it turned our way of life upside down and was devastating to my family.

“We lost everything, photos, furniture, all our possessions apart from what we were wearing.  It could have been a lot worse as my younger brother’s cot was completely submerged in water but he was in my parent’s bed that night.

“I also remember Daniel diving for my mum’s wedding ring which she lost in the water – he found it.

“I guess this is why I felt it is important for me to try and give something back.

“I am Queenslander and I want to help even in a small way.  When you are in this kind of situation every little bit helps and I hope my small contribution does just that.”

 

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