January 17, 2011 | Leave a Comment
The devastating floods in Queensland, Australia, has affected 22 towns and cities across the state, killing more than a dozen people and sending tens of thousands fleeing from their homes.
This past Sunday, Queenslanders Patrick Rafter and Samantha Stosur were joined by fellow tennis players in the Rally for Relief at Melbourne Park to help flood victims in their stricken home state.
Rafter and Stosur were joined by Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Caroline Wozniacki, Kim Clijsters, Vera Zvonareva, Justine Henin and Viktoria Azarenka in a special exhibition match on the Rod Laver Arena. Laver, whose home town of Rockhampton was one of the places hit hardest by the floods, recorded a special message to the players and the tennis fans who had paid to come and watch the one-off team event.
The Rally for Relief was organized with ticket sales and donations going to those affected by the floods.
How you can get in the game:
A special website has been set up for online donations — Rally for Relief