Naomi Osaka Donates Tournament Winnings to Earthquake Relief in Haiti


Following a tragic earthquake in Haiti, tennis Olympian Naomi Osaka announced she will donate the prize winnings from her next tournament to fund relief efforts for the country.

The tennis star who is of is Haitian and Japanese descent, announced via Twitter, the donations. She wrote, “Really hurts to see all the devastation that’s going on in Haiti, and I feel like we really can’t catch a break. I’m about to play a tournament this week and I’ll give all the prize money to relief efforts for Haiti. I know our ancestors blood is strong we’ll keep rising.”



Osaka has used her platform in the past to bring attention to issues like mental health, racial justice, as well as police violence, and continues to commit to her advocacy.

If Osaka wins the current tournament she’ll be playing at the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati, she’ll win a total of $255,220 for the women’s singles winner, or $188,945 for the runner up.


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