Tennis stars Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Coco Gauff, Victoria Azarenka and the Bryan Brothers have taken part in ‘The Real Heroes Project’, dedicating their uniforms to healthcare professionals who are on the frontlines helping save lives during the current pandemic.
The joint initiative took place between 13 professional sports leagues. Besides the tennis stars, athletes from MLB, MLS, NASCAR, NBA, NFL, NHL, NWSL, USGA, WNBA, and WWE took part in the project. On Wednesday May 6, each athlete dedicated their jersey and posted a special message of thanks to their own healthcare hero.
Below are the posts from the tennis stars who were part of the project.
I would like to give a big thanks to Dr. Amersi and all the healthcare heroes out there. Thank you for all you’ve done to help keep us safe, you are truly #TheRealHeroes ❤️ pic.twitter.com/nQI7DA2nuj — NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) May 6, 2020
Auntie Kim, you’re selflessness and dedication has been an inspiration to me!
I’m honored to put your name on my back. On behalf of the @WTA , thank you for fighting for our safety!🙌🏾
Show some love to your healthcare heroes using #TheRealHeroes. pic.twitter.com/e0RIH5IdgT — Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) May 6, 2020
So we’ve teamed up with 14 other sports leagues to pay tribute to them. Join @mikecbryan, @bryanbros & star athletes across leagues in saying thanks to #TheRealHeroes in a post of your own.
During these challenging times, she’s been on the frontlines helping to keep us safe. Thank you Sara 💙 Show some love for the healthcare heroes in your community using #TheRealHeroes
Melissa, thank you for stepping up in our time of need.
You are truly an example to me and all of @WTA of what it means to be a hero. You make us proud!
Help us recognize the healthcare heroes in your community using #TheRealHeroes pic.twitter.com/JgmNbIYR6Y — Bianca (@Bandreescu_) May 6, 2020