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Venus and Serena Williams in first joint African visit after US Open

Global tennis sensations Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, are due in Nigeria in November 2008 in what will be their first-ever joint visit to Africa, according to the organisers of the visit.



Tuesday 9 September 2008

’’The Williams sisters, in a meeting at the Plaza Athenee Hotel in Manhattan (New York) confirmed their visit for Nov. 10 to Nov 12,’’ the coordinator of the visit, Mr. Godwin Kienka, said Tuesday.

Mr. Kienka, who runs the International Tennis Academy in Lagos and publishes a tennis magazine - Tennis Africa, said the sisters would be coming with their mother, Oracene, as well as sister and manager Isha Price, trainers and other staffers.

He said the sisters would fly to the commercial city of Lagos directly from Doha, the capital of Qatar, after playing in the last tournament on the WTA calendar in that city

Mr. Kienka said the final confirmation of the visit was made during the New York meeting this week, and that Serena’s clothing sponsor Nike, as well as Wilson racquet and bag sponsors for both, are also interested in supporting the project.

The theme of the historic visit will be ’’Touching 1000 lives’’, adding that in addition to the sisters adopting an orphanage for sports programmes, ’’they will play an exhibition, run a short clinic and impact (on) 1000 youths.’’

It would be Venus’ first visit to Africa, whereas Serena had been to Ghana and Senegal.

Meanwhile, Mr. Kienka said a committee to plan the visit had been set up, with Chief A.K. Horsefall, former boss of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) as chairman. Panapress .
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The great news is that....

He said the sisters would fly to the commercial city of Lagos directly from Doha, the capital of Qatar, after playing in the last tournament on the WTA calendar in that city

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I hope they have nice trip.

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I want to go!
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No update on Serena's school in Senegal?
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I'm beginning to think seriously about making the trip to Doha ... I wonder if it's sold out yet
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I love these girls and this is the reason I have such an issue with that fat fuck Leizel Huber.

Venus and Serena are African-Americans and never have forgetten where they come from and show their support of their background thru their actions as role models and just by going back.

For some reason Liezel can't do that.
She hasn't given back to Africa and her previous background country one bit which is interesting because her doubles partner Cara Black supports her country no matter what.
I'm proud of her for doing that but when it comes to Leizel Huber, she has a responsibility and she's not doing anything.
I'm incredibly dissapointed in her.

The fact that she would mention that she would adopt an American baby over a South African baby in a article years ago, doesn't show me nationalistic pride but the lack thereof.

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Great! They will play YEC since they wont drop out of the Africa visit and dissapoint so many people

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Nice! That shoudl be a great few days for them, as well as the people in Africa.
And they both plan on playing YEC this year!
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I love these girls and this is the reason I have such an issue with that fat fuck Leizel Huber.

Venus and Serena are African-Americans and never have forgetten where they come from and show their support of their background thru their actions as role models and just by going back.

For some reason Liezel can't do that.
She hasn't given back to Africa and her previous background country one bit which is interesting because her doubles partner Cara Black supports her country no matter what.
I'm proud of her for doing that but when it comes to Leizel Huber, she has a responsibility and she's not doing anything.
I'm incredibly dissapointed in her.

The fact that she would mention that she would adopt an American baby over a South African baby in a article years ago, doesn't show me nationalistic pride but the lack thereof.
Do you have any idea what that 'fat fuck' Leizel Huber personally did for Katrina victims after the Hurricane?? (waiting for some irrelevant tirade in response)...
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Adopted Families

Liezel's Cause will be helping a number of families and we would like to introduce you to our first! Meet the Riggelton family.
The Riggelton Family


They are extremely grateful and appreciative to everyone that has helped them by donating. They now have a fresh start thanks to your generosity.
Mervyn loves his new school and has made lots of new friends. Ben is an assistant manager at McDonalds and has a second job at Wal-Mart. Deidres volunteers at the church and Nolan will be 1 one the 29th of September (took his first steps last week). 10 Sept 2005
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Meet Quentin and his wife, Tameka, John(9), Justin(2) and Kaelyn(1). We were helping them get settled here in Houston, but then Quentin's job has moved them to Tallahasse. They left for their long drive this morning. John started school in Houston and loved it, but will start school again on Monday in Tallahasee. Hopefully they will be able to get Justin into school too, as he is very active. Kaelyn loves being held by mommy.
We were able to help them with clothing, a few toys for the little ones and money to get them into their apartment right away and for their immediate needs. We will miss them! 15 Sept 2005
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Zach and Venus, brother Clayton and older sis. As you can see we had gone to Wal-mart and bought some bedding and a much needed kitchen table and chairs! Dad assembled it very nicely and I got to see the finished product today when we delivered their beds! They love their new home. Clayton has made a lot of new friends, not just at school but in their neighbourhood. When I get there he is always outside with his basketball. Big sis wants to be outdoors too, but still working on finding her a bike. Then she can be just like her brother... making lots of new friends! 20 Sept 2005
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There is so many of them, but a great thrill to have met them and to be able to help them. Mother Patrina stays very busy! They too love their new apartment! Best of all, they live across the street from their new church. They too will be sleeping on their new beds tonight and eating a home cooked meal! 20 Sept 2005
We moved 3 families in today. The moving truck did not get returned today... It's been a long day...
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Last night we were a total of 19 in our house! All beds were occupied as well as sleeper couches, matresses, blow-up beds and sleeping bags. We had dinner for 19 - spaghetti, vegetables, bread, fruit and cookies and then this morning we all had breakfast too! Before they left, we emptied my gas cans into their cars to ensure that they made it home, which they did!

Now we are are doing the last bit of preparation for the storm.
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Laci Rouzan and baby Shaun. Dad (also Shaun) was still at work.
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