The Laver Cup will partner with the David Foster Foundation at the sixth edition of the competition in Vancouver, with all proceeds raised from the popular Open Practice Day at Rogers Arena on Thursday, September 21, 2023, going to the Canadian-based charity.
Tennis fans will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness some of the world’s best players fine-tune their games ahead of the competition which takes place from September 22-24 at Rogers Arena.
Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Andrey Rublev, Holger Rune, Hubert Hurkacz and Gael Monfils from Team Europe, along with Team World’s Taylor Fritz, Frances Tiafoe, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Tommy Paul, Francisco Cerundolo and Ben Shelton will be joined by their legendary captains Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe for their final preparations on the iconic Laver Cup black court.
The Laver Cup Open Practice Day will take place from 12-2pm. Team World will kick off the session, practicing from 12-1pm, followed by Team Europe from 1-2pm.
Featuring spectacular lighting, music and on-court interviews with players and captains, the entertaining session is an ideal way for families and kids to experience the Laver Cup first-hand. Doors open at 11am.
More than 2,000 kids participating in local tennis programs and from schools across Vancouver have been invited to attend the Laver Cup Open Practice Day free of charge as organizers aim to inspire Vancouver’s next generation of tennis players.
The Laver Cup is committed to supporting local initiatives impacting young people in each host city it visits, leaving behind a legacy through financial donations and raising awareness about important projects that impact the community.
With a focus on helping families in need, the David Foster Foundation was a natural fit for the Laver Cup.
“Supporting and inspiring kids is a part of the Laver Cup mission,” said Laver Cup CEO, Steve Zacks.
“David is a member of the tennis family. His charity is focused on helping children and their families through challenging life situations, a cause that deeply resonates with the Laver Cup.”
Foster is a prolific musician, songwriter, composer, arranger, producer and recording artist. He has worked with a vast array of international artists such as Barbara Streisand, Michael Jackson, Madonna and fellow Canadians Celine Dion and Michael Bublé.
The David Foster Foundation was established in British Columbia in 1986 to help families of children needing life-saving organ transplants and has since helped more than 1400 families across Canada with financial assistance for non-medical expenses, whether travel, transportation, food, mortgage payments, or other costs that could strain a family.
Families supported by the Foundation have been invited to attend the Laver Cup.
I’m delighted Laver Cup has chosen to make the David Foster Foundation their charity of choice, said Foster.
“I’m a huge tennis fan and I’m dedicated to helping families whose children are in need of life-saving organ transplants. To be able to merge two of my passions like this is wonderful and I know together we will raise both awareness and funds to improve and save lives.”