Madison Keys – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

Madison Keys – Nominee for Humanitarian of the Year

By Erik Erlendsson

Madison Keys grew up fast under a public microscope.

A life of traveling the world as a professional tennis player can force teenagers to take on adult responsibilities. It takes confidence and strength to take on that world.

Keys, now 22, wants other young girls to learn those traits to become confident and empowered women who believe in themselves and each other. Teaming up with FearlesslyGIRL is a natural fit.

Keys became the spokeswoman for FearlesslyGIRL, an internationally recognized leadership organization dedicated to empowering a generation of young women as well as their schools and communities. The organization hosts summits throughout the United States and Canada for teenage girls to encourage discussion and connect with each other.

Keys takes that role on the road as the international ambassador for FearlesslyGIRL, funding and hosting additional summits at schools around the world throughout the course of the tennis season as she travels the globe to compete on the WTA circuit.

A product of the Chris Everet Tennis Academy, Keys has earned more than $3 million in career earnings. After being inspired by watching Venus Williams, Keys enrolled at the Everet Academy at the age of nine. Now a rising star on the women’s tour, Keys is the second highest ranked American, behind only Serena Williams. In 2015 Keys reached her first Grand Slam semifinal at the Australian Open, defeating Venus Williams in the quarterfinals before falling to Serena Williams in straight sets.

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About the award: Started in 2013 by Alan Pavlosky and Scott Manthorne, Co-Founders of All Sports United, the Most Valuable Philanthropist seeks to recognize the effort of deserving sports philanthropists each year and bring positive news while highlighting the amazing charitable work of many in the sports community.  The winner of the award will receive $10,000 to his or her charity of choice.  The campaign is supported by technology partners Givkwik and xocial.  Each of the partners plays a crucial role in executing the campaign.  Special Thanks to All Sports United Supporter Jeff Tutor for his contributions to the campaign.

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