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World-renowned tennis players join the fight against poverty in the 4th Edition of BreakPoint
On the eve of the Sony Open Tennis tournament, world class tennis players will join TECHO to generate awareness and raise funds to support families living in the slums of Latin America.
BreakPoint is a fundraising event hosted by TECHO, a youth led non-profit organization that builds transitional houses in the slums of Latin America. The 4th Edition of BreakPoint will bring together world-renowned tennis players, local business representatives and community leaders with the goal of raising funds and awareness for homeless families living in extreme poverty. So far, TECHO has built close to 100,000 houses and has mobilized over 530,000 youth volunteers in 19 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean.
World-ranked tennis players that have pledged their support thus far include Willy Cañas (Argentina, ranked among the world’s top 10 players during his career), Santiago Giraldo (Colombia), Alejandro Falla (Colombia), Juan “Pico” Mónaco (Argentina), and Andy Murray (Scotland, currently ranked as N°3 in the world).
Previous editions of BreakPoint have had the support of players including Juan Carlos Ferrero (Spain, formerly ranked N°1 in the world), David Nalbandian (Argentina, formerly ranked N°3 in the world), Argentinean duet Paola Suarez and Gisela Dulko, and Fernando Gonzalez (Chile).
Sponsors for this year’s Breakpoint event include Goldman Sachs, LAN Airlines and Novecento. More than 350 guests are expected to attend, and the goal is to raise USD 230,000, which will be used to build more than 115 transitional houses across Latin America. The cost of each table is equivalent to the average cost of one house (USD 2,000).
Players and TECHO representatives will be available for interviews during the reception.
Through the construction of transitional housing, TECHO works with families in extreme poverty in 19 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean in a social inclusion process that allows them to develop into a sustainable community. For more information about TECHO´s work to eradicate poverty across Latin America, visit www.techo.org.
Thursday, March 20th at 7:00 p.m.
GRAND BAY CLUB
425 Grand Bay Dr.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Alexandra Miranda Bao
Executive Director of Communications, TECHO U.S.
Burson-Marsteller for TECHO
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