Photo: USANA Executive Vice President of South Asia Ng Keng Hean, USANA President of Asia and Greater China Deborah Woo, WTA President Micky Lawler, and WTA players Alla Kudryavtseva and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. (Getty Images) (PRNewsFoto/USANA Health Sciences)
Through its 2015 Aces for Humanity initiative, the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has raised $25,000 in support of the USANA True Health Foundation. The longtime partner of USANA has donated more than $115,000 to the foundation in the past five years, providing critical necessities to those in need.
The WTA’s relationship with USANA Health Sciences extends back to 2006, when the nutrition company became the Official Health Supplement Supplier of the WTA. The two organizations also have partnered in charitable work, even before the launch of the USANA True Health Foundation in 2012. The charity focuses on meeting the basic needs of suffering populations such as those who survived the Nepal earthquake earlier this year. In the wake of the disaster, the USANA True Health Foundation donated $50,000 to relief efforts supplying nutrition, clothing, shelter and medical assistance.
USANA and the WTA launched Aces for Humanity in 2014, after signing a deal to extend their partnership through 2016. The initiative guarantees a $5 donation for every ace served at Premier-level WTA events throughout the season. Caroline Wozniacki (Denmark), Sam Stosur (Australia), Madison Keys (U.S.) and five other WTA players currently represent USANA as Brand Ambassadors. Each time one of them served an ace, the WTA upped its donation to $10.
“The WTA is proud to contribute $25,000 toward the USANA True Health Foundation,” WTA CEO Steve Simon said in a statement. “Our entrusted partnership with USANA spans nearly 10 years, and we are pleased to have the opportunity to provide support to this deserving foundation, which helps those in need.”