Serena Williams is helping students adapt to the new normal – she donated over four million face masks to around 115,000 schools across the United States. The tennis ace is tirelessly working to ensure the safety of children in schools when the kids finally come back to school this fall. Sharing the news with her followers on Instagram, Williams wrote: “Getting back to school this fall means having #masksforkids to wear.”

Williams, the 38-year-old tennis star has teamed up with Bella + Canvas (a clothing firm), the National School Board Association, and Scholastic to help distribute masks to underprivileged students. Serena said she is excited “to donate 4.25 million masks to underserved schools and provide educational materials about masks to 54 million students and all 115,00 schools in the United States.”

Not only essential face masks but the program will also be providing educational materials to the schools, Serena wrote. “I’m grateful to be able to help educate our schools about this resource, and to be given the opportunity to serve so many students,” Williams concluded.

What You Should Know

  • Serena Williams donated over four million face masks to schools all over the USA.
  • She has also provided educational materials to 54 million students.
  • Serena is planning to resume playing at a competitive Kentucky event in August.

Kentucky event

Williams is planning on returning to the court this month after a long break. She is going to resume playing at the inaugural Top Seed Open WTA event in Kentucky, Lexington next week, as per reports. The 23 Grand Slam winner was last seen helping Team USA defeat Latvia in Fed Cup play in Everett, Washington in February.

She has also started prepping for the upcoming US Open. Participating in the French Open is also on the cards. “I see myself doing it all if it happens. But I am not planning for the future, as tournaments got canceled I was just like, ‘Let me just work on today and see what happens’,” Williams said during a virtual press conference on Saturday, Yahoo News reported.

The 38-year-old mom is currently spending time with her two-year-old daughter Olympia. Sharing a bonding time with her little girl, Serena posted the cutest photo on Instagram and wrote: “She’s got my back already. And I’ll always have hers.”

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