China Open winner Andy Roddick is donating $25k of his winnings to earthquake relief in China:
"I would really like to contribute a part of my prize money to those families affected, to those who lost everything they had, suffered painful injuries or lost loved ones in the earthquake," he said.
"It's my great honor to be in Beijing to work with [the Chinese Tennis Association] to assist those kids who are in need. It is an athlete's privilege and responsibility to give back."
Obviously a very cool move by Andy, who has always put his money where is mouth is. I've never been shy about how I feel about his on-court, but I have nothing but love for the dude off-court. His charitable work through his foundation is really world class.
As an aside, the U.S. media coverage of the Sichuan earthquake has been embarrassingly non-existent. Even when it happened, other than a few days of horrible pictures, there hasn't been much else on it.
The numbers are staggering. 70,000 people died, 18,000 are still missing and at least 4.8 million people have been left homeless. 70,000. Think about that. That is insane and so ridiculously heartbreaking.
If you'd like to donate to the relief efforts there are a number of charitable organizations you can work with. I'm partial to the Red Cross, but that's just me.