Tennis player Nick Kyrgios was able to raise over $90,000 towards the Bushfire Appeal thanks to his efforts in the Australian Open.
The Greek Australian was one of the first people to show his compassion towards those affected by the bushfire crisis in Australia.
Before the start of the first Grand Slam of the year, he offered to donate $200 for every ace he scored in the competition. After his first game in the tournament, former USA legend John McEnroe was so moved by Kyrgios’ efforts that he decided to join in by pledging a further $1,000 for each set that Kyrgios won.
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Additionally, the Grill’d Burgers chain restaurant announced that they would be doubling the amount raised by Kyrgios after the Australian Open, which brought the total amount to $90,700.
Meanwhile, thanks to the efforts of the Hellenic Emergency Relief Fund Fire Appeal 2020 through the Hellenic Radio of Australia 1683 AM, a further $25,000 was raised in support of the bushfire victims.
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