International tennis professional Johan Kriek is the Foundation's International Executive Director and President and one of the founding members of the Global Water Foundation. He has pledged his support and has undertaken to solicit similar commitments from other tennis players, sports and entertainment personalities. Any sport would find water an attractive social development platform since every athlete appreciates the importance of proper hydration in their training. Johan and other tennis professionals interested in the cause will become the Global Water Foundation's ‘Clean Water Ambassadors'.
John McEnroe, Martina Navratilova, Jim Courier, Kevin Curren and Henri LeConte have pledged their support to be our first ‘Clean Water Ambassadors,' as well as Olympic icons Janet Evans, Aaron Peirsol and others.
How will the Global Water Foundation raise money for its efforts?
Public Interest Broadcasting
An all-Africa Wireless Short Message Service (SMS) campaign
Online Internet fundraising
International concerts featuring some of the world's best-known musicians
Partnership arrangements with corporate sponsors
Organizing international sports events
Sales of sports memorabilia from world-class athletes
The main focus of the Global Water Foundation (GWF) is to make grants to programs, projects, individuals and organizations that comply with the focus set out by the Foundation. GWF will support:
Strictly water and sanitation-related programs and projects
Strictly water and sanitation-related education issues
Strictly water and sanitation-related technology issues