12:32 PM GMT May 20, 2020
Felix Auger-Aliassime is doing his part to support Quebecois people struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The #NextGenATP Canadian announced Friday that he is donating a signed racquet from the 2018 season to support the Solidarity Challenges, which aims to provide 1.6 million meals to Quebec food banks.
Ravi de participer aux Défis Solidaires qui ont pour objectif de produire 1 600 000 repas afin de regarnir les frigos des Banques alimentaires du Québec. Ma raquette de la saison 2018 est aux enchères ! Rendez-vous au https://t.co/PAmM0uF6Ib pour participer.🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/ZkFXh51Ce8— Félix AugerAliassime (@felixtennis) May 15, 2020
“If together we make an effort we will be able to get through these difficult times," Auger-Aliassime said in a video supporting the auction. "Thanks to everyone for taking part in this challenge and I hope that we will be able to collect as much as we can.”
The 19-year-old has shown an affinity for philanthropy, announcing in February, before the pandemic, that he would donate $5 for every point he wins this season to EduChange, partnering with CARE to support the protection and education of children in Togo.