International Women's Tennis Association (WTA) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary worldwide on Wednesday. Athletes from multiple sports, celebrities from the music and film industries, and media from all walks of life gathered online to commemorate this historic moment in advancing gender equality. The highlight of the official series of commemorative activities is the online charity donation activities, and the donations received will be included in the WTA Charity and Billy Jean King Leadership Project.
国际女子网球协会（WTA）在周三庆祝了其成立50周年。来自多种体育项目的运动员，来自音乐和电影行业的名人以及来自各行各业的媒体在网上聚集在一起，以纪念这一促进性别平等的历史性时刻。官方纪念活动系列的重点是在线慈善捐赠活动，收到的捐赠将包括在WTA慈善和Billy Jean King领导项目中。
St. Petersburg, Florida, USA-The International Women's Tennis Association (WTA) celebrated its fiftieth anniversary worldwide on Wednesday. Fifty years ago, the nine founders signed a symbolic $1 contract with the visionary promoter Helderman, which has since changed the historical course of the development of professional tennis.
Athletes from multiple sports, celebrities from the music and film industries, and media from all walks of life gathered online to commemorate this historic moment in advancing gender equality. The nine founders used their careers as a bet to give them a go and fight for a better future for women. Today, fifty years later, the feats of the nine founders and Helderman have led women's professional tennis to become the world's leading women's sport.
The highlight of the official series of commemorative activities is the online charity donation activity. The donation activity is organized by WTA Charity and the Billy Jean King Leadership Project. The donations received will be included in the WTA Charity and Billy Jean King Leadership Project. The funds will be used to assist the new crown pneumonia epidemic, focusing on helping women affected. Highlights of various activities will be broadcast on the WTA platform this week. The donation activity has received strong support from the global tennis community, business community and charity community, and has raised more than 1 million US dollars in donations. Charity Night also announced the establishment of the WTA Courage Award, which will be awarded to those who uphold the spirit of unity and courage of the nine founders and Helderman. The WTA Courage Award, as a legacy of the leadership and outstanding contributions of the nine founders, will be selected and awarded annually.
官方纪念活动系列的重点立博真正的网站是在线慈善捐赠活动。捐赠活动由WTA慈善机构和Billy Jean King领导项目组织。收到的捐款将包括在WTA慈善和Billy Jean King领导项目中。这些资金将用于协助新的冠状肺炎流行，重点是帮助受影响的妇女。本周将在WTA平台上播放各种活动的摘要。此次捐赠活动得到了全球网球界，商业界和慈善团体的大力支持，已筹集了超过100万美元的捐款。慈善之夜还宣布设立WTA勇气奖，该奖项将授予那些秉承九位创始人和Helderman团结与勇气精神的人。 WTA勇气奖将作为九位创始人的领导才能和杰出贡献的遗产，每年进行评选并颁发。
Ms. Lawler, President of WTA, said, “In the history of our tennis sport, we are full of respect and honor to have such brave women. In the 1970s, they used their careers for the future of women’s tennis. As a bet, today we are lucky enough to live in their dreams. Through the Courage Award, we hope to pass on their legacy to future generations, and will be like the nine founders and Helderman 50 years ago. As we have done, we will continue to pursue equality."
Fans can donate through the following channels to learn more about the stories of the nine founders:
The global tennis community has given great support to charitable activities. The International Tennis Federation (ITF), the Australian Tennis Association, the French Tennis Association, the All England Lawn Tennis Club/Wimbledon Open, and the United States Tennis Association have all contributed. Other organizations and institutions that made generous donations include: Altria Group, Anthem Foundation, Atria Senior Living, Brightstar Capital Partners, Centene Charitable Foundation, EY (Ernst and Young), Jeff Bezos, Jennifer and Jonathan Allan Soros Foundation, Franklin Templeton, The Kraft Group, Magellan Corporation, The Margaret Fund by Deborah and John Larkin, Teneo, Tennis Channel, UBS
全球网球界大力支持慈善活动。国际网球联合会（ITF），澳大利亚网球协会，法国网球协会，全英格兰草地网球俱乐部/温布尔登网球公开赛和美国网球协会都做出了贡献。其他慷慨捐赠的组织和机构包括：奥驰亚集团，Anthem基金会，Atria老年生活，Brightstar Capital Partners，Centene慈善基金会，安永（安永），杰夫·贝索斯，詹妮弗和乔纳森·艾伦·索罗斯基金会，富兰克林·邓普顿，卡夫集团，麦哲伦公司，Deborah和John Larkin的玛格丽特基金，特内奥，瑞银网球频道