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Bероника
Jun 14th, 2004, 07:59 PM
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Mauresmo Named Official Ambassador of Habitat for Humanity

PARIS – Today Whirlpool announced that Amélie Mauresmo was named official ambassador of Habitat for Humanity, the WTA Tour’s and Whirlpool Europe’s joint social cause, at a brief ceremony on the roof terrace of The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Paris. Habitat For Humanity is an international charity dedicated to eliminating poverty housing, with a passion for supporting women as central figures in society and the family. The three organizations are equally dedicated global leaders in their respective fields. Habitat for Humanity was thus a natural choice for both Whirlpool and the WTA Tour.
In her role as ambassador for Habitat for Humanity, Mauresmo will support the charity's cause, appear at social occasions, build on site and be directly involved in partnering with families in need. In Paris, Habitat for Humanity presented the celebrity player with a Habitat for Humanity tool-belt, hammer and commemorative plaque, as a symbolic gesture to mark her appointment as an official ambassador.

Mauresmo, ranked World No. 4, said "The Whirlpool brand and women's tennis have a lot in common: they're both modern, exciting and dynamic. These are qualities that make me proud to be associated with this partnership. I am here today to show my own support and that of the other players, to the charitable work of Habitat for Humanity. I am very happy to be able to contribute to this cause. Everyone deserves to have a home, a roof over their heads, so I'm looking forward to lending a practical hand "on-site" in the building of one of these houses. Thanks to everyone for what you do."

The premier sponsorship of the WTA Tour by Whirlpool Europe, brings together two top global brands that are household names for performance, leadership and passion, and also sees Whirlpool Europe as the presenting sponsor of Habitat for Humanity as the WTA Tour’s official social cause.

The partnership between Whirlpool Europe and Habitat for Humanity in Europe, with the support of the WTA Tour, began this year. It follows a long-established relationship between the Whirlpool Corporation and Habitat for Humanity on a global level, which has resulted in more than $25 million in service and support donations since 1999. Whirlpool Europe, in the first year alone, will donate 600 Whirlpool brand home appliances for the construction program across Europe. The homes, which will be sold to people in need at no profit, through no-interest loans, will each include Whirlpool appliances.

“The personal involvement of a tennis star like Amélie as our new ambassador, added to Whirlpool’s contribution to our program and the support of the WTA Tour represents another important step forward in our global efforts to help eliminate poverty housing worldwide,” said Don Haszczyn, Vice-President for Habitat for Humanity, Europe and Central Asia. “Their commitment to our cause will enable us to inform more people in Europe about the unacceptable conditions in which millions of families are forced to live around the world. It will help us tell more people about our work internationally and to enlist their help to break the cycle of poverty caused by not having a simple, decent place to live and grow.”

Bероника
Jun 14th, 2004, 08:00 PM
Makes me love Amélie even more :hearts:

Linnie
Jun 14th, 2004, 10:55 PM
.....and she gets her own tool belt :hehehe: :hearts:

Thanks for posting this, veronika :D

flyingmachine
Jun 15th, 2004, 12:13 AM
:hearts:

-Em-
Jun 15th, 2004, 12:08 PM
:hearts: :hearts: :hearts: probably the most suitable person for that spot.... :hearts: :hearts: :hearts:

cro-girl
Jun 15th, 2004, 01:57 PM
.....and she gets her own tool belt :hehehe: :hearts:

Thanks for posting this, veronika :D
Mmmm, that sounds very interesting....I`d reeeeally love to see how woud a tool belt look on her :devil: :devil: :devil:

-Em-
Jun 15th, 2004, 03:15 PM
Mmmm, that sounds very interesting....I`d reeeeally love to see how woud a tool belt look on her :devil: :devil: :devil:

there's a pic at the official site of wtatour www.wtatour.com- if you look closely you might happen to see the hammer ;) ;) ;)

mauresmofan
Jun 15th, 2004, 04:49 PM
Excellent - she can whistle the girls from atop the scaffolding like all the guys do when they're working! :p :tape:

*Joking aside - this is really why we all love Momo, regardless of her being one kick ass player, she has an unbelievable personality and is always very giving of her time and resources*