Tennis - Roberto Bautista Agut, from Spain, and Joao Sousa, from Portugal, took some time away from the courts in Auckland to pay a visit to Ronald McDonald House over the weekend to raise money for charity, reports the New Zealand Herald, reports the New Zealand Herald.
During the Smash for Cash event, the two players hit tennis balls through a makeshift tennis court with each hole having an attached dollar value of $100 to $300 - and the two combined to raise more than $2700 to support the Ronald McDonald House Charities New Zealand.
The families and children who were staying at the Ronald McDonald House were given the opportunity to play with the professionals and also speak to them. The money raised would help provide accommodation and support to families with a child in the hospital.
Ronald McDonald's network of local Chapters has been helping millions of families with sick children and are found in more than 64 countries and regions across the globe.Core programs — Ronald McDonald Houses, Ronald McDonald Family Rooms, and Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles — provide access to health care and enable family-centered care.