Serena Williams Appointed Goodwill Ambassador

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03:  Serena Williams of USA plays a shot during the Ladies Singles Final Match against Vera Zvonareva of Russia on Day Twelve of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2010 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Serena Williams

Serena Williams Appointed Goodwill Ambassador

The tennis superstar will use her celebrity to help at-risk children get a quality education.

Published September 21, 2011

Tennis superstar Serena Williams continues to use her celebrity for great causes.


Williams, whose family has been big on giving back and philanthropy, was appointed UNICEF’s newest international Goodwill Ambassador on Tuesday, she announced on her Twitter page. She first teamed up with UNICEF in 2006, traveling to Ghana for the country’s biggest health campaign. Williams, along with other volunteer workers, helped immunize children against childhood diseases and also gave out free mosquito bed-nets to help prevent the spread of malaria.


In this current role, Williams will help the United Nation’s mission to prove quality education to at-risk children.


This report contains information obtained from the Associated Press.


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Written by Terrance Harris


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