The tennis star Naomi Osaka has mobilized considerably to come to the aid of the victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti … she opens her wallet to provide essential assistance.
Naomi has pledged to donate any cash prizes she wins at next week’s Western and Southern Open to the Haitian relief effort.
Naomi, whose father is Haitian, said: “It really hurts to see all the devastation going on in Haiti, and I feel like we really can’t take a break,” adding: “I am about to play a tournament this week and I will donate all the prize money to the relief efforts for Haiti I know our ancestor’s blood is strong, we will continue to rise.
The massive 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti on Saturday. The number of casualties is not final, but more than 300 people have died, hundreds have been injured and countless numbers have been displaced from their homes.
Naomi has been a strong advocate for a variety of causes including mental health and social justice. She wore masks with the names of victims of police violence at last year’s US Open.
As for next week’s tournament… she’s ranked second. As for the possible cash prize, the winner of the women’s singles tournament will receive $ 255,220, the runner-up will receive $ 188,945 and the semi-finalists will receive $ 100,250.