Magic Bus named asofficial charity partner for Aircel ChennaiOpen 2015 edition

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MUMBAI: The organisers of the Aircel
Chennai Open have announced that
Magic Bus India Foundation, a non-
governmental organisation that steers
underprivileged children towards a
better life with better awareness, life
skills, and opportunities, is the official
charity partner of the tournament. This
is the first year Magic Bus is
partnering with the event.

Through the association, Magic Bus will
execute the sport for development
programme in Chennai in 2015 for
underprivileged children, financed out
of the ATP Aces for charity grant. The
ATP Aces for charity is a global
initiative aimed at giving back to
communities where ATP World Tour
events are played, and supporting
tournament and player charitable
activities, which focus on causes from
education to youth and community
services to health and fitness.

Last month, the NGO organised its 2014
benefit during which the Open sold its
premium VIP seats to Magic Bus to
help raise money for charity. During an
event organised at the Stadium’s
Centre Court, ATP Supervisor Mark
Darby, presented a cheque of $15,000
to founder and executive chairman
Matthew Spacie. The proceeds will be
used by Magic Bus to enrol 1,000
underprivileged children across Chennai
into the Magic Bus sport for
development programme.

Magic Bus will invite 350 children
enrolled in Magic Bus programmes in
Chennai to participate in the Kid’s
tennis clinic and witness centre court
matches to expose children to the
sport.

Magic Bus founder and executive
chairman Matthew Spacie said,
“Through a number of programmes in
partnership with the tournament and
the ATP, we hope to give millions of
children living in poverty the
opportunity to control the way they
view the world, the freedom to choose
the role they will play in it, and the
power to define their own destiny.”

IMG Reliance chief operating officer
Ashu Jindal commented, “We are happy
to enter into a meaningful partnership
with Magic Bus India Foundation and
look forward to using the platform that
the Aircel Chennai Open gives us to
make a positive difference to the lives
of the underprivileged in India. We
welcome Magic Bus into the ACO
family today.”

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