Tennis stars Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Naomi Osaka with some 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 on Sunday at 4 p.m ET on Facebook Gaming and on the tennis Facebook page of the company coordinating the tournament, IMG.
By using the Mario tennis Aces on Nintendo Switch the two teams will compete with each other. Each team will be allotted $25,000 to donate of a charity of its choosing, with the championship duo getting another $1 million for charity.
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”, said by Leo Olebe, the global director of game, partnership for Facebook gaming.
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 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 Tannehil
Serena Williams, Naomi Osaka, Stay at Home Slam, Hailey Bieber, Venus Williams,