Novak Djokovic Foundation raised $1,400,000 at its first-ever fundraising dinner held at Capitale in New York last night.
The most interesting items for auction were match with Novak at the 2012 Necker Cup (opportunity to travel to Sir Richard Branson’s beautiful Necker Island to participate in five days of tennis, parties and other island activities), Audemars Piguet watch, tickets for Madonna’s concert, Roberto Dutesco’s painting – The wild horses of Sable Island (“Linda, Christie and Naomi”), Shamballa Jewels Zebra bracelet, golf with Andy Garcia (opportunity to join movie star in Los Angeles for a round of golf).
“What we want to do with our Foundation is to help and raise the awareness in Serbia of the pre-school education, and try to enable kids to have access to sport activities, facilities, to better nutrition, better education. This is the first event, so we are all very excited for it,” Novak said. “In partnership with UNICEF, we’re trying to achieve a lot, and to bring happiness and joy to our kids.”
Golden Slam donor was Uniqlo, one of the world’s most prestigious brands, the Japanese clothing and sports equipment manufacturer. Grand Slam donors were: Alpine Associates Advisors, CourtSense at Tenafly Racquet Club and Goran Djokovic; Master donors: Jon Brooks, Thomas J. Hilfiger, IMG, Rebecca MacDonald and MTV Adria; Champion supporters: ATP World Tour and Jay Goldman; Ace supporters: Bombardier and Heyley Newstead; Winner supporters: Aleksandar Jakovljevic, Ilona Saic and Nash Subotic.
(Interview with Nole at 3:00 and Nole speech at 7:00)
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