What will Andy Roddick do with his time?

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Yahoo Sports asks the question – What will he do now?  The article gives a few possibilities and looks at 5 previously retired players for clues.  CLICK HERE to read the article.

One thing is for sure, he certainly won’t spend less time working on The Andy Roddick Foudation.  Here is what the web page says about the Foundation:

In 2001 Andy began the Andy Roddick Foundation, a charity dedicated to “Serving Children Today for Tomorrow.” The goal of the Andy Roddick Foundation is to improve the quality of life and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all children based on the principles of respect for family, education and morality.

“Serving Children Today for Tomorrow,” no longer describes the cause we each support; but rather, begins to define the effect of everything we do to help children and families. “Our Vision” is about describing the cultural environment in which we imagine children to be cared for and raised. “Our Vision” is not a one-year goal; or a five year goal; or a ten year goal… it is a generation goal. All benefiting organizations aid in the development of at-risk children and families.

Andy truly believes that every child needs a support system to allow him to have hope for a bright future. To date the foundation has raised more than $10 million.

The Andy Roddick Foundation is a true example of how a tennis player with a dream to help others in need, and a group of volunteers, can make a big difference in a community.

Foundation Goals

  • – To assist organizations that improve children’s lives on a daily basis.
  • – To put racquets in children’s hands, not only to teach the game, but also to gain respect for a healthy lifestyle.
  • – To fund programs that provide opportunities for children to find a stable environment and reach their potential.

The Foundation has given money to:

The Andy Roddick Youth Tennis Program (Through weekly tennis clinics and mentoring sessions, the Andy Roddick Youth Tennis Program focuses on: Nutrition – Making Healthy Choices; Social, Career & academic potential; Values for Life; Speakers Program; and Mentoring Relationships.)

A Glimmer of Hope (A Glimmer of Hope Austin is committed to improving the lives of young people and senior adults by supporting initiatives that address imbalances in the areas of health care, education, life skills, fine arts, safety and basic needs.)

Austin Childrens Shelter (Austin Children’s Shelter (ACS) provides a safe home and supportive services for children, youth and young adults from birth to 22 who have experienced significant loss, trauma, abuse and/or neglect in their lives. Most children at the Austin Children’s Shelter have been removed from their homes by Child Protective Services because of severe abuse or neglect.)

Here’s Help, Inc. (Here’s Help is one of Miami-Dade County‘s premiere providers of residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment, annually serving 800 adolescents and young adults starting at the age of 13.)

Kids in Distress (Kids In Distress is a community-supported agency providing services for the prevention and treatment of child abuse in South Florida.)

KIPP:Austin Public Schools (93% of KIPP Austin students are economically disadvantaged and almost all come to us grade levels behind. Within two years, our students are outperforming their AISD peers in all subject areas.)

Partners In Education (Austin Partners in Education works to foster effective volunteer-driven community partnerships that support and enrich student learning and success through Classroom Coaching, Mentoring, Adopt-a-School and general volunteer programs. In the 2009-2010 school year, APIE placed 1,631 volunteers into AISD schools, contributing in excess of 35,000 hours of academic and mentoring support benefitting 4,485 students.)

Miami Children’s Hospital (The hospital is renowned for excellence in all aspects of pediatric medical care from birth through adolescence. They offer more than 40 pediatric specialties and subspecialties and are home to Florida’s only free-standing pediatric trauma center.)

Back to Basic’s Inc. (The Back to Basics Angel Program provides over 5,000 children with new sneakers, socks and underwear each year….Today they provide over 10,000 new school uniforms to over 5,000 children, in addition to the basics of sneakers, socks and underwear.)

Children’s Diagnostic & Treatment Center, Inc. (CDTC provides comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment services to children with special healthcare needs. They serve over 10,000 children with chronic illnesses annually.)

Safe Haven for Newborns (The Safe Haven Law is a safety net for both mother and newborn. It allows mothers, fathers or whoever is in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately seven days old or less, to leave them at “Safe Havens”: any Hospital, Fire Rescue Station, or Emergency Medical Service Station, with no questions asked, totally anonymous, free from fear of prosecution.)

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (Children are cared for with a family-centered approach that keeps patients close to loved ones at all times.)

The Settlement Home for Children (The Settlement Home for Children is dedicated to helping children who have been abused or neglected by resolving their emotional, behavioral and familial problems and providing quality residential care.)

For a more description of these charities check on the web page – HERE

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