SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: USNA) The USANA Health Sciences and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced today its Aces for Humanity initiative benefiting the USANA True Health Foundation has raised more than $25,000 this year for the not-for-profit charity whose mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need.
Through the Aces for Humanity campaign, the WTA donated $10 for every ace served by one of the seven USANA Ambassadors—Genie Bouchard (CAN), Madison Keys (USA), Monica Puig (PUR), Sloane Stephens (USA), Samantha Stosur (AUS), Zhang Shuai (CHN) and Zheng Jie (CHN) —with a $5 donation being made for all other aces served at Premier-level events since March. Collectively, the seven USANA Ambassadors hit 412 of the 4,314 aces served leading to a $23,630 donation. The overall amount was increased to $25,000.
"The WTA is proud to contribute $25,000 to the USANA True Health Foundation as part of this year's Aces for Humanity campaign," said WTA Chairman & CEO, Stacey Allaster. "A loyal partner for more than seven years, USANA continues to promote a healthy life-style for our athletes and, more importantly, for those in need."
"The WTA continues to play a substantial role in our humanitarian efforts year after year through its generous donations," said USANA True Health Foundation President Elaine Pace. "We are grateful for this wonderful partnership and thank the WTA for teaming up with USANA and its foundation through this year-long campaign."
In March 2012, USANA created the USANA True Health Foundation to rapidly and effectively help deserving populations worldwide in times of need, and to help improve both their health and living conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, providing nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and health education. The Foundation was created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA's founder, and USANA CEO, Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance the company's on-going charitable efforts.
USANA is one of the WTA's global premier partners and serves as the Official Health Supplement Supplier for the WTA. Since 2006 the company has provided high-quality nutritional vitamin bars and protein snacks, supplements and meal replacement products to more than 160 WTA players, including seven of the current Top 10.
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.
About USANA Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and energy products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. Learn more about USANA by visiting our web site http://www.usana.com or the official USANA blog http://whatsupusana.com.
The WTA is the global leader in women's professional sport with more than 2,500 players representing 92 nations competing for a record $118 million in prize money at the WTA's 54 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. Close to 5.4 million people attended women's tennis events in 2013 with millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world. The 2014 WTA competitive season concludes with the WTA Finals in Singapore, October 17-26, 2014 and the Garanti Koza WTA Tournament of Champions in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 28-November 2, 2014. Further information on the WTA can be found at www.wtatennis.com; facebook.com/WTA and twitter.com/WTA.
SOURCE USANA Health Sciences