Three time Grand Slam champion, Naomi Osaka will fund a range of repairs and also set up a new sports infrastructure and facilities for the benefit of budding athletes at the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club in LA.
Making good use of her tag of being the ‘highest-paid female athlete’, the Japanese tennis star has taken up some sports and welfare projects.
Osaka looks to bring change wherever there is a scope
The current World No.3 plans to bring a useful change to sports infrastructure wherever there is a scope for the same. Starting with running repairs on a baseball field and then moving on to realigning locker room benches in a way as to make it easier for handicapped athletes to use comfortably.
The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club has sought public feedback on the projects that will be conducted in two phases. The first lot of projects would include repairing a baseball field, including infield dirt replacement, sprinkler repairs, scoreboard repair and re-seeding or fertilizing outfield grass.
The next phase would feature investing in a handicap lift for the swimming pool and adjusting placement of locker room benches to allow 360-degree turnaround for wheelchairs. The Japanese will also put her money into upgrading nets on basketball hoops and goals, as well as funding the making of new uniforms.