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*W*
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:24 AM
Venus Donates EleVen Shoes

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BANGALORE, India - Winning her fifth Wimbledon crown isn't all Venus Williams has been up to lately. The 28-year-old American - who, two weeks ago, defended her title at the All-England Club without dropping a single set - has been continuing her work as the first Promoter of Gender Equality under the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's partnership with UNESCO. Her latest efforts involve donating sneakers from her EleVen line to young girls she met in Bangalore, India in March.

Williams, who reached the semifinals at the Bangalore Open, met many young girls at the UNESCO announcement at the Tier II event, and just last month they all received shoes from the clothing and apparel line she launched last summer. The school that the girls are from - the Hutting Government School - benefits from the Tour's partnership with UNESCO, which aims to promote leadership and gender equality in all spheres of society. Many of the children came to the UNESCO announcement in Bangalore barefoot, which touched Williams and prompted her to make the donation. She even asked the girls on the spot what their shoe sizes were, and, in conjunction with Steve & Barry, sent them the shoes.

Williams was named the first Promoter of Gender Equality in November of 2006 and has since been joined by France's Tatiana Golovin and China's Zheng Jie.

For more information on UNESCO, please visit www.unesco.org For more information on Venus Williams and EleVen, visit www.venuswilliams.com

frontier
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:26 AM
thats really kind of Vee,her good reputation is spreading throughout the world.

Miss Atomic Bomb
Jul 18th, 2008, 10:27 AM
thats soo nice of vee

mykarma
Jul 18th, 2008, 12:59 PM
Venus Donates EleVen Shoes

http://www.sonyericssonwtatour.com/global/library/200x250/vw_08blore_shoes_200.jpg

BANGALORE, India - Winning her fifth Wimbledon crown isn't all Venus Williams has been up to lately. The 28-year-old American - who, two weeks ago, defended her title at the All-England Club without dropping a single set - has been continuing her work as the first Promoter of Gender Equality under the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour's partnership with UNESCO. Her latest efforts involve donating sneakers from her EleVen line to young girls she met in Bangalore, India in March.

Williams, who reached the semifinals at the Bangalore Open, met many young girls at the UNESCO announcement at the Tier II event, and just last month they all received shoes from the clothing and apparel line she launched last summer. The school that the girls are from - the Hutting Government School - benefits from the Tour's partnership with UNESCO, which aims to promote leadership and gender equality in all spheres of society. Many of the children came to the UNESCO announcement in Bangalore barefoot, which touched Williams and prompted her to make the donation. She even asked the girls on the spot what their shoe sizes were, and, in conjunction with Steve & Barry, sent them the shoes.

Williams was named the first Promoter of Gender Equality in November of 2006 and has since been joined by France's Tatiana Golovin and China's Zheng Jie.

For more information on UNESCO, please visit www.unesco.org (http://www.unesco.org) For more information on Venus Williams and EleVen, visit www.venuswilliams.com (http://www.venuswilliams.com)
Wonderful of her. Now I'm waiting for the negativity from Drake about this.

Bijoux0021
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:10 PM
This is so touching. :hearts::kiss:

calabar
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:17 PM
Dang! she could at least make it an even 12, or perhaps one of the recipient is one-legged. Lol!

Sharapowerr
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:19 PM
Why is this in the GM..?

Infiniti2001
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:51 PM
Why is this in the GM..?

Why did you even bother to post? :rolleyes:

Meanwhile WTG Venus :yeah:

Bijoux0021
Jul 18th, 2008, 01:52 PM
Why is this in the GM..?
Why are you in GM? :confused:

tennnisfannn
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:35 PM
Good work Vee

Mightymirza
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:38 PM
very sweet of vee..:yeah: true champion

kwilliams
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:44 PM
That's cool that she thought of doing it on the spot and bothered to get each individual girl's shoe size!

kwilliams
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Why are you in GM? :confused:


Best post of the day! :worship:

Pureracket
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:45 PM
Venus is becoming the tennis Oprah. :-)

Dave.
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Nice gesture from Venus :)


Why are you in GM? :confused:

:lol: :yeah:

mykarma
Jul 18th, 2008, 02:48 PM
Why is this in the GM..?
Why do you care?

Mrs. Peel
Jul 18th, 2008, 04:27 PM
Venus is becoming quite the stateswoman! She never ceases to amaze. :worship:
What upsets me is that she is still villified. It is sickening.

sasha&tennis
Jul 18th, 2008, 04:47 PM
That is awesome. She is truly evolving to a level that many tennis players or superstars will never know. She has that rare quality that comes along every once in a while like Oprah, Madonna, Michael Jackson just to name a few. She is the type of person who will not only be a tennis legend but one of the most influiential icons in the world to ever come from a sports background.

SV_Fan
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:02 PM
:tears:

MrSerenaWilliams
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:14 PM
Dang! she could at least make it an even 12, or perhaps one of the recipient is one-legged. Lol!

:lol: that's what I thought for a second too :lol:

Marshmallow
Jul 18th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Venus is becoming quite the stateswoman! She never ceases to amaze. :worship:
What upsets me is that she is still villified. It is sickening.

Cosign.

maddogz48
Jul 18th, 2008, 07:25 PM
Dang! she could at least make it an even 12, or perhaps one of the recipient is one-legged. Lol!


:lol:

Tennisstar86
Jul 18th, 2008, 07:47 PM
That is awesome. She is truly evolving to a level that many tennis players or superstars will never know. She has that rare quality that comes along every once in a while like Oprah, Madonna, Michael Jackson just to name a few. She is the type of person who will not only be a tennis legend but one of the most influiential icons in the world to ever come from a sports background.

Theres only enough room for 1 crazy white women in this group....

but seriously... Jackson may be an icon, i just dont think he belongs in this list....

hankqq
Jul 18th, 2008, 07:55 PM
Venus :hearts:

A really nice thing to do.

Serenita
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:03 PM
Venus:worship:

Haute
Jul 18th, 2008, 08:13 PM
Oh that Venus, she is truly evil incarnate!

:p

*W*
Jul 19th, 2008, 09:05 AM
DIVA!