Sloane Stephens nominated as finalist for Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award

Friday, 28 June 2024 at 05:00
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Former World No.3 Sloane Stephens has always been passionate about philanthropy, and now the American's efforts are being rewarded as she has been named a finalist for a prestigious award at the upcoming ESPY's.
The 2017 US Open champion was listed among the finalists of this year’s Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. The distinctive accolade recognizes athletes “whose continuous, demonstrated leadership has created a measured positive impact on their community” through sports.

Stephens recognized for efforts through her foundation

Launched in 2013, the Sloane Stephens Foundation was created to promote diversity in tennis and has provided opportunities for over 10,000 minority youth annually to play. The Foundation supports youth development by providing free programming, educational support, and mental health resources within the Compton Unified School District and communities in South Florida, Haiti, and South Africa.
“Honored to be named a finalist! Proud of the work we continue to do (at the Sloane Stephens Foundation),” wrote Stephens on Twitter.
Stephens was nominated alongside NBA player CJ McCollum of the New Orleans Pelicans, baseball player Anthony Rizzo of the New York Yankees and the Maui surfing community in the wake of last year’s devastating wildfires. This will be Stephens' second nomination, after landing on the shortlist in 2019. The award will be presented at The ESPY's, which will air live on ABC on July 11 at 8 p.m. ET.

Honored to be named a finalist! Proud of the work we continue to do @SS_FDN 🤍


Announcing the 2024 finalists for the @MuhammadAli Sports Humanitarian Award: • Maui Surfing Community • @CJMcCollum@ARizzo44@SloaneStephens The award is given to an athlete whose continuous leadership has created a positive impact 🙏


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