Why Helping Kids Is A Priority For Felix Auger-Aliassime | ATP Tour


Felix Auger-Aliassime is the youngest player in the Top 50 of the FedEx ATP Rankings. Although the #NextGenATP star is only 19, he is already serving as a role model for future generations.

The teen announced in February that he would donate $5 for every point he wins this season to EduChange, partnering with CARE to support the protection and education of children in Togo, from where his father hails. Auger-Aliassime revealed Tuesday in a video supporting International Day of the African Child that he is also counting the points he earned in 2019 towards the initiative.

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“The points from last year are counting for this year’s support. I’m just above 3,000 points today,” Auger-Aliassime said. “I can’t wait for tournaments to resume in order to increase the total points so that my family and I can support the project even more.”

During this period without competition, Félix Auger-Aliassime @felixtennis had a chat with Joyce Sepenoo in charge of Care Togo to talk about EduChange program and #FAAPointsForChange project. pic.twitter.com/Hj8x9d5moN

— We Are Tennis (@WeAreTennis) June 16, 2020

The World No. 20 believes that doing his part to support children today can make a massive difference in the future.

“Sport and school help to create values, help in education and contributes to create tomorrow’s leaders,” Auger-Aliassime said. “These are examples for future generations. I think that [when] you see people around you go to school [and] play sports, it’s a real motivation. It’s positive. “

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Auger-Aliassime knew growing up that if he put himself in a position to give back, he would not hesitate.

“I would like to give this opportunity to as many kids as I can so that they have a chance to go to school, to play sports,” Auger-Aliassime said. “It’s the basics for me, and I would like for this to be global. I wanted Togo to be the first place where I can inject support and energy.”

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