SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced today the Aces for Humanity, a joint WTA and USANA Health Sciences initiative supporting the USANA True Health Foundation, has raised $25,000 this year toward the not-for-profit philanthropy whose mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need.
Beginning at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, every ace served at a Premier-level WTA event translated into a dollar donation for the Foundation. For every ace served by the eight USANA Brand Ambassadors—Caroline Wozniacki, Eugenie Bouchard, Madison Keys, Monica Puig, Sloane Stephens, Samantha Stosur, Zhang Shuai and Zheng Saisai—the WTA contributed $10 to the campaign, while every ace served by any other WTA player translated into a $5 donation. In sum, 435 aces were served by the eight USANA Ambassadors resulting in a donation of $24,220. The overall amount was increased to $25,000.
"The WTA is proud to contribute $25,000 toward the USANA True Health Foundation," stated WTA CEO Steve Simon. "Our entrusted partnership with USANA spans nearly ten years and we are pleased to have the opportunity to provide support to this deserving Foundation which helps those in need."
"The WTA has played a substantial role in our humanitarian efforts over the years, and has assisted the Foundation in providing meals to hundreds of children and aid to those affected by earthquakes and floods around the globe," said USANA True Health Foundation President Deb Jordan. "We are grateful for our partnership with the WTA and the generous donations they continue to contribute through this interactive initiative."
In March 2012, USANA – a global nutritional supplements company and longstanding WTA partner – created the USANA True Health Foundation to provide immediate and long-term assistance to suffering populations worldwide, and to help improve both their health and living conditions. Some of the foundations' efforts include providing nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and health education. The USANA True Health Foundation was created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA's founder, and Dave Wentz, USANA Co-CEO, to help expand and enhance the company's on-going charitable efforts.
The USANA True Health Foundation has provided aid toward the Nepal earthquake relief efforts earlier this year by donating $50,000. Funds from the initiative have also helped support those affected in the Philippines by typhoon Haiyan in 2013 by providing medical aid, supplies and restoring clean water systems.
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 its high-quality nutritional supplements, bars, and meal replacement products to more than 170 WTA players, including eight of the current Top 10, and 15 players in the Top 20.
*The mentioned athletes are either distributors or dedicated users who have received compensation for their partnership and/or complimentary USANA products.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements, personal care and healthy 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 $129 million in prize money at the WTA's 55 events and four Grand Slams in 33 countries. More than 5.4 million people attended women's tennis events in 2013 with millions more watching on television and digital channels around the world. The 2015 WTA competitive season concludes with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global from October 23-November 1, 2015 and the Huajin Securities WTA Elite Trophy Zhuhai from November 2-8, 2015. Further information on the WTA can be found at: www.wtatennis.com; facebook.com/WTA and twitter.com/WTA.
About USANA TRUE HEALTH FOUNDATION
The USANA True Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA's founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance USANA's on-going charitable efforts. Their mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. USANA True Health Foundation has an active partnership with organizations like HealthCorps and the Children's Hunger Fund, who share the same vision of making the world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website (www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@UsanaFoundation), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation)
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