|Posted by Jeevan ॐ Mirthu Gupt on November 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM|
MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Daniela Hantuchova's passions for charity and fashion come together in her new calendar, and now's your chance to help out a great cause. Read on as the Slovak star writes about the whole experience...
Hello everyone I hope you're all doing well.
Starting today my calendar is available on Tennis Warehouse. It's the second year I've done this and just like last year, it was a lot of fun. We did it in Monte Carlo, where I live, and the whole team involved in the photo shoot was great and so professional. We all knew it was for a great cause, too.
The House Of The Smile in Cambodia is something I have been supporting for a long time now. We're treating kids who are HIV positive - we're currently taking care of 120 kids. We supply them with all the doctors and medications they need. The improvement we've seen in their health the last few years has been incredible and keeps us motivated to work even harder and help as much as we can. We're trying to make as much of a difference in their lives as possible.
This all started for me a few years ago. My brother's girlfriend was already doing something in Cambodia, then me and my brother - who is very successful in his business - talked about how we've been so lucky in our lives, and that we really wanted to start giving back. So it all just fell into place really...
People in general - including tennis players - often complain about little things, like the hard work, the travelling... but if they came and saw these children for two weeks I think they would change their minds about it all. Helping these children means more than any tennis trophy in the world. These children are what keep me going. I'm trying to do as much for them as I can.
It's so easy to find the motivation now, on and off the court. And I'm still very motivated in my tennis career. As long as I'm enjoying it, there's no reason at all to stop. I still have so many things I want to achieve in my career.
Thanks for reading everybody and have a good weekend! And hopefully you enjoy the calendar - not just for what it is, but for what it can do.
Order your copy of Daniela's 2012 calendar from Tennis Warehouse now!
Source:- WTA Tennis Player Blogs.