Tennis For Charity

Posted: November 2, 2010 by akl5086 in AIDs
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Billie Jean King and Elton John team up to host the 18th annual WTT Smash Hits- an annual tennis charity event. The event will be presented by GEICO and is scheduled to take place on Nov. 15 at the Bender Arena at American University in Washington, D.C.

The event raises money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), as well as for local AIDS charities in Washington, D.C.

EJAF was established in the U.S. in 1992 by Elton John. A year later, Elton John established  a UK edition of the organization with headquarters in London. The two organization have similar missions, but function with their own distinct grant-making portfolios. The orgs. support projects in 55 countries worldwide and have thus far raised more than $220 million.

EJAF-US focuses on the Americas and the Caribbean, whereas EFAF-UK focuses on Africa, Asia and Europe.

EJAF-UK’s funding focuses around fives themes: Women & Children, Positive Lives, Livelihoods, Vulnerable Groups and Innovation.

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