Partnership targets Hurricane Sandy Relief
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) and USANA Health Sciences have today launched a new program named ‘Champions for Change’ and pledged their continued support of the USANA True Health Foundation, a not-for-profit charity whose mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need.
At today’s on-court presentation, WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster and Daniela Hantuchova donated $5,000 to the USANA True Health Foundation on behalf of the WTA, at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. The WTA aims to provide more than $75,000 to the Foundation throughout the partnership.
‘Champions for Change’, a joint initiative from USANA and the WTA, will see the world’s leading female tennis players present donations to the USANA True Health Foundation throughout 2013, culminating in a significant fundraising event for Hurricane Sandy relief efforts at the in August.
WTA player Daniela Hantuchova has been chosen as the first recipient of the ‘Champions for Change’ award for her charitable works with Cambodian orphans with HIV. “For me, the health of children around the world has to be our priority. When you see that children are still dying in the 21st century because they have no food or doctors that is really not acceptable. I am inspired to do my part to make a difference.”
“The WTA is proud to be pledging our ongoing support to the USANA True Health Foundation and taking part in Champions for Change,” said Stacey Allaster, WTA Chairman and CEO. “It is great to see our global stars, such as Daniela becoming involved in USANA’s worldwide efforts, and assisting in such a worthwhile cause.”
“We are excited and thankful to be working with such an elite organization that believes in helping others as we do,” said USANA True Health Foundation President, Elaine Pace. “With the support of the WTA, the foundation will be able assist in creating second chances and better living situations to those still in need, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their continued support.”
USANA, a global nutritional supplements company, created the USANA True Health Foundation to rapidly and effectively help deserving populations worldwide in times of need, and to help improve both their health and living conditions. This includes, but is not limited to, providing nutrition, clothing, shelter, medical assistance and health education. The foundation was created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA’s founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance the company’s on-going charitable efforts.
In October 2012, the WTA made a donation of $25,000 to the USANA True Health Foundation during the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships-Istanbul.
USANA is one of the WTA’s leading partners and serves as its Official Health Supplement Supplier. Since 2006, the company has provided high-quality nutritional supplements and meal replacement products to over 160 WTA players, including USANA Brand Ambassadors, Kim Clijsters, Samantha Stosur, Sloane Stephens, Zheng Jie, Aleksandra Wozniak and Liezel Huber.
Founded in 1992, USANA Health Sciences (NYSE: USNA) is a U.S.-based nutritional company that manufactures high-quality supplements and personal care, energy and weight-management products in its FDA-registered facility in Salt Lake City. USANA’s products, tested by NSF International and used by more than 600 professional athletes, are developed by the company’s award-winning team of scientists and sold directly to Preferred Customers and Associates in 18 international markets.
USANA is the No. 1 Rated Brand in Direct Sales Based on Customer Satisfaction in ConsumerLab.com’s 2013 Survey of Vitamin and Supplement Users. Named one of Outside magazine’s “Best Places to Work” for four consecutive years, USANA has received more than 100 state, national and international accolades, including Utah Best of State, Stevie Awards, Australian Business Awards, NutriSearch Editor’s Choice and others. Learn more about USANA (USANA.com) and the USANA True Health Foundation (USANAfoundation.org/), stay current with the official USANA blog (www.whatsupUSANA.com), like us on the USANA Facebook page (www.facebook.com/USANAhealthsciences), or follow USANA on Twitter (@USANAinc).
About USANA True Health Foundation:
The USANA True Health Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization created by Dr. Myron Wentz, USANA’s founder, and USANA CEO Dave Wentz, to help expand and enhance USANA’s on-going charitable efforts. Their mission is to provide the most critical human necessities to those suffering or in need. USANA True Health Foundation has an active partnership with organizations like HealthCorps and the Children’s Hunger Fund, who share the same vision of making the world a happier and healthier place. Learn more at our website(www.USANAfoundation.org), follow us on Twitter (@UsanaFoundation), or like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/USANAfoundation).