Serena Williams Appointed as UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, but Why?

by The Insider on September 21, 2011 · 3 comments

in WTA News

Serena Williams has been appointed as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador.

“Serena Williams isn’t just a world tennis champion, she is a champion for children — and a passionate advocate for providing every child with a quality education,” said UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake.  “We are delighted that Serena is joining us as UNICEF’s newest Goodwill Ambassador and look forward to working together to win for children.”

“I believe all children deserve the chance to make something of their lives,” Williams said. “I am committed to helping UNICEF provide a quality education to children to help them build a brighter future for themselves, their families, and their communities.”

p.s. have people completely forgotten how she acted at the US Open 2011 and how she simply shouldnt be a role model?

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Tracy September 21, 2011 at 10:54 am

Have people forgotten the millions of dollars she donates to charities as well as the school she opened in africa for poverty stricken kids. Who cares what she does on the athletic courts if a greater good comes from this. It’s just entertainment.

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The Insider September 21, 2011 at 11:26 am

Yeh, but Colonel Gaddafi could give millions away to charities, but that doesnt make him a role model!!

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George September 22, 2011 at 8:53 am

Money, money, money. Insults and threats to honest people like the US Open umpire and the line umpire are nothing compared to the amount of money such arrogant people like Serena Williams throw. Integrity cannot be bought with money, no matter the amount paid. Those who collaborate with such people are on the same level. I prefer my children to have a quart of integrity that a ton of dishonesty.
Thank you

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