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Chanda has established a foundation to help with her charitable endeavours. In addition, she takes a direct hand in helping out:<ul>[*]The United ***** College Fund<br />[*]The American Heart Association<br />[*]Bishop Charity Fund<br />[*]the Women's Sports Foundation<br />[*]the Children's Museum<br />[*]Athletes Against Drugs<br />[*]Wheelchair Tennis<br />[*]Special Olympics<br />[*]the American Tennis Association (helps minorities)<br />[*]works with disabled and disadvantaged children<br />[*]the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation, supporting education opportunities as well as tennis[/list]

In addition, she supports grassroots tennis, and personally put up the money to save 5 junior events in the US which would have been lost (and cost young players opportunities to develop). She's a spokesperson for the tour's ACES and F.I.R.S.T.SERVE programs (encouraging kids to stay in school). She conducts over a dozen clinics per year, and adds 3 schools per year to her grassroots program. She participates actively in state and local communities, and has involved herself in the political process by campaigning door-to-door.

Her coach says she'll often take time to do things in the middle of tournaments.
 

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I'm sure we've just scratched the surface. Many players reognize how fortunate they are, and give of themselves to others. Why don't the tennis writers do a big story on this? It would give a positive image to the sport. Rather than having tennis players perceived as spoiled, pampered brats, they could show that tennis players do as much as any athletes.
 
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