Carlos Alcaraz donates his shoes from US Open triumph to charity

Carlos Alcaraz donates his shoes from US Open triumph to charity

by Sebastian Dahlman

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Carlos Alcaraz made history by becoming the youngest player to reach the no. 1 spot in the ATP Rankings after winning his first Grand Slam title at the 2022 US Open.

The 19-year-old Spanish sensation defeated Casper Ruud in four sets, showing the world that he may be the future of tennis. But Alcaraz isn't just a talented athlete - he's also a kind-hearted person with a big heart.

After his victory at the US Open, Alcaraz decided to donate the sneakers that he wore during the tournament to Assido, a charitable organization based in his hometown of Murcia that supports people with Down syndrome.

The auction for the sneakers was a huge success, with each pair selling for €2250. All of the proceeds from the auction went directly to Assido, which will use the funds to continue its important work in supporting people with Down syndrome and their families. His selfless act is a reminder that even the most successful athletes can use their platform to give back and make a positive impact in their communities.

Alcaraz's generosity and kindness are a testament to the fact that he is not only an incredible athlete, but also an inspiring role model. The donation of his US Open sneakers is just one more way that he is making a positive difference in the world.

"Once again, our ambassador Carlos Alcaraz demonstrates his commitment to the people of his land and to the people of Murcia who need it most by helping to make many life projects of people with Down syndrome and intellectual disabilities come true and spreading the values of Assido through the whole world," said Victor Martinez, president of the organization that run the auction.



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