US Open Press Release, September 11, 2022
The US Open raised $2 million in crisis relief for Ukraine through its collection of fundraising efforts throughout the 2022 event, starting with the Tennis Plays for Peace exhibition during Fan Week and continuing with donations from the US Open’s corporate partners, the USTA, fans and private donors.
All funds raised were donated to GlobalGiving’s Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund, which supports humanitarian assistance in impacted communities in Ukraine and surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled. The Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund has been the official charity of the Tennis Plays for Peace initiative, launched by the sport’s seven governing bodies in March in response to the invasion of Ukraine. To learn more or to donate, visit TennisPlaysforPeace.com.
“What an incredible experience it has been to partner with the USTA and the entire tennis community in standing together with the people of Ukraine,” said Donna Callejon, CEO of GlobalGiving. “We are grateful for the tremendous generosity of the USTA, the tennis community, and fans around the globe — and we are honored to be a part of this monumental effort.”
“I’m incredibly proud of the way we were able to use the global platform of the US Open to increase the worldwide tennis community’s support for the Ukrainian people,” said USTA Chairman of the Board and President Mike McNulty. “Our sport continued to rally for our friends in Ukraine these past three weeks, and we owe a tremendous thanks to our tournament partners, our private donors and passionate fans for showing the people of Ukraine that we continue to stand with them in their time of need.”