Serena Williams, NFL players to compete in a virtual tennis charity event
Tennis stars Serena Williams , Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka plus NFL players DeAndre Hopkins and Ryan Tannehill are among the celebrities who will participate in a virtual charity tennis tournament.
The "Stay at Home Slam" will be streamed Sunday at 4 p.m. ET on Facebook Gaming and on the tennis Facebook page of the company coordinating the tournament, IMG.
Teams of two people will compete using the Mario Tennis Aces game on Nintendo Switch.
A cada equipo se le asignarán $ 25,000 para donar de una organización benéfica de su elección, and el dúo del campeonato recibirá otros $ 1 millón para la caridad.
Leo Olebe, the global director of games partnerships for Facebook Gaming, said, according to Deadline.com, "Gaming's superpower has always been bringing people together and right now that's the case more than ever. Blending that superpower with pro athletes and epic entertainment to raise money for COVID-19 relief and research efforts is a natural fit that we're proud to be a part of."
The competing teams will be:
Serena Williams and model Gigi hadid
Naomi Osaka and model Hailey Bieber
Venus Williams and Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins
Maria Sharapova and model Karlie Kloss
Kei Nishikori and DJ Steve Aoki
Madison Keys and musician Seal
Taylor Fritz and TikTok personality Addison Rae
Kevin Anderson and Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill
The commentary team will be the International Tennis Hall of Fame. John McEnroe and YouTube personality Justine "iJustine" Ezarik.