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alex.2812
Nov 16th, 2004, 06:40 PM
that was nice of sharapova to donate her winnings to the victims from the school hostage, but i was a bit confused--was she just donating the car or all of her $1 millions winnings?

Andy Mac
Nov 16th, 2004, 08:06 PM
no clue.......but if she donates the car.......she still has the winnings....and if she donates the winnings she still has the car

msmsed
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:05 AM
:unsure:
she donated either the car or the money?!!?
how nice ;)

Atrixo
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:13 AM
She donated the car, not the money.

It's generous and heartfelt that she feels so strongly for the victims of the Beslan tragedy. :)

But, why donate a car? You would think that something more tangible, like money, would've been more appropriate. I'm not sure what they're suppose to do with a Porsche Cayenne. :confused:

msmsed
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:15 AM
She donated the car, not the money.

It's generous and heartfelt that she feels so strongly for the victims of the Beslan tragedy. :)

But, why donate a car? You would think that something more tangible, like money, would've been more appropriate. I'm not sure what they're suppose to do with a Porsche Cayenne. :confused:

they'd prolly sell it?? :confused:

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:35 AM
She and her family already has one... and also you can always sell the car for some money...

Dan23
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:41 AM
Yeah Maria's donating the car which would likely be sold for somewhere near its value of US$53000 :D

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 17th, 2004, 03:42 AM
That is actually quite a lot of money.... and I think the price is even higher!

YOu can auction and it could become crazy!

DrChemicalX
Nov 17th, 2004, 05:37 AM
Yes maria's heart is fantastic :) 53,000 is a fair amount of money in all sense..

Marcova
Nov 17th, 2004, 07:51 PM
that was nice of sharapova to donate her winnings to the victims from the school hostage, but i was a bit confused--was she just donating the car or all of her $1 millions winnings?

Are you sure she made a donation? It doesn't sound like something she would do to me.
If her father has an accountant he would have made sure she did not do such a foolish thing I hope.

Marcova
Nov 17th, 2004, 08:03 PM
Yeah Maria's donating the car which would likely be sold for somewhere near its value of US$53000 :D

She could probably get that amount for a pair of her used shoes.

nouf
Nov 17th, 2004, 09:51 PM
ben alors alex j'ai fait una rticle dessus! elel a donné la voiture ki etait en plus du millions de $

no1mariafan
Nov 17th, 2004, 09:55 PM
If Maria sits in the car, it could get double on ebay or somewhere!

mashenka best 1
Nov 17th, 2004, 10:00 PM
clever clever..

a maria inhabited car..

it will always contain something of sharapova

namely -- her precious time!!

Dan23
Nov 17th, 2004, 10:35 PM
ben alors alex j'ai fait una rticle dessus! elel a donné la voiture ki etait en plus du millions de $
I think that says Nouf will pay a million dollars for the car...:p:lol:

Dan23
Nov 17th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Are you sure she made a donation? It doesn't sound like something she would do to me.
If her father has an accountant he would have made sure she did not do such a foolish thing I hope.
No Maria is definitely donating the car..:)
Whether she'll sit in it to get an extra $100,000, im not sure :D

Lemonskin.
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:12 AM
Isn't the car a prize she HAD to donate to a charity? I thought the prize was $1 million, and a Porshce to donate to a nominated charity.

lakan kildap
Nov 18th, 2004, 12:55 AM
Isn't the car a prize she HAD to donate to a charity? I thought the prize was $1 million, and a Porshce to donate to a nominated charity.

That is correct. The vehicle is to be donated to a charity of the player's choice.

Marcova
Nov 18th, 2004, 02:52 AM
Isn't the car a prize she HAD to donate to a charity? I thought the prize was $1 million, and a Porshce to donate to a nominated charity.

At least that makes a little sense. The sponsor who donated the car is going to get some publicity for their donation, and the charity is going to get some money.

I thought that she had decided to donate the car she bought for herself after Wimbledon. My point was that as a Christian she is not supposed to make a big thing about donating to charity. She is supposed to do it anonymously, and that way, I presume all christians get the credit because people assume they are all making big anonymous donations.

Someone in her position will always be asked by charities and "good causes" for money, and her only out is to say she has already made all the donations she had budgeted for for this year. Someone her age will naturally feel guilt at not having properly "earned' her money, not because she hasn't worked for it, but because so much of professional sport seems to depend upon either luck or divine providence, decisions will be made on court, promises made, and thus she may decide to donate more than she can really afford, considering that the future is uncertain. I know because when the police arrested me once, and refused to allow me to see a lawyer, I promised God I'd give all my money to charity if I was allowed out. Fortunately I reconsidered once I had regained my freedom.

As far as that particular charity is concerned, I'm not even certain that as many people as was claimed actually died in the hostage drama. Sure, the terrorists rigged the basketball hoops with explosives, but how do we not know that one of the terrorists did not let them all go before the explosives went off? Can't the Russian government afford to look after the victims? Why this particular charity? Maybe it was to buy favour with the Russian population. Why didn't she give the car to the Christian Church, if she really is asking God to help her win? They would be certain to use the money for a good cause also, perhaps including the families of the people who have died.

lakan kildap
Nov 18th, 2004, 04:12 AM
As far as that particular charity is concerned, I'm not even certain that as many people as was claimed actually died in the hostage drama. Sure, the terrorists rigged the basketball hoops with explosives, but how do we not know that one of the terrorists did not let them all go before the explosives went off? Can't the Russian government afford to look after the victims? Why this particular charity? Maybe it was to buy favour with the Russian population. Why didn't she give the car to the Christian Church, if she really is asking God to help her win? They would be certain to use the money for a good cause also, perhaps including the families of the people who have died.

The death toll of around 300 was determined after they counted the bodies. Even the Western media uses that figure. And really, what does it matter how many died? Even the death of just ONE child in that hostage taking is a tragedy.

I really can't figure out the rest of your last paragraph. Surely there's nothing wrong in helping the victims or their families even if they're already being looked after by the Russian government or some other organizations. There's no limit or end to charity. I'm not sure about the "buy(ing) favour" part, but Maria Sharapova was the first player during the US Open to speak out publicly about the tragedy. This is not a dig at the other Russians, who also wore black ribbons and voiced their sorrow during the tournament, it's simply to say Maria's intentions appear geniune to me. And Maria doesn't need to buy favour with the Russians because from what I read, she's quite popular there.

I don't know about you, but I've always believed the Church is the people. By giving this gift directly to the victims' families, she's giving to the Church, whatever it's called.

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 18th, 2004, 07:28 AM
Isn't the car a prize she HAD to donate to a charity? I thought the prize was $1 million, and a Porshce to donate to a nominated charity.

Prize money I think is $3 millions

greenfunkTHREE.
Nov 18th, 2004, 07:41 AM
I thought that she had decided to donate the car she bought for herself after Wimbledon. ]
she bought herself a car?

marcova. on referral to what you said about the particular charity, were you trying to say that she was "sucking up" to the russian population or anything of that sort?

Dan23
Nov 18th, 2004, 10:26 PM
Prize money I think is $3 millions
Its $1 million Luis ;)
The $3 million was the total prize money for the whole event...

http://www.sharapova.ru/Images/Foto/2004/Los_Angeles/71.jpg

!!!--Duiz™--!!!
Nov 18th, 2004, 10:52 PM
Thanks Dan!

lakan kildap
Nov 19th, 2004, 02:08 AM
Its $1 million Luis ;)
The $3 million was the total prize money for the whole event...

http://www.sharapova.ru/Images/Foto/2004/Los_Angeles/71.jpg

That is a HUGE check!
Literally.

12345happy
Nov 19th, 2004, 03:02 AM
that was nice of sharapova to donate her winnings to the victims from the school hostage, but i was a bit confused--was she just donating the car or all of her $1 millions winnings?
I understood it to be just the car-- when they presented her w/ the key to it, they said she could use it to donate to her favorite charity-- to which she said would go to the village in Russia that went through that horrible school/hostage deal.