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Serena Williams helps to donate 4.25 million facemasks

July 31, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Serena Williams is helping to donate 4.25 million facemasks to schools in the US as children prepare to head back to classrooms in the coming months.

(CNN)Serena Williams is helping to donate 4. 25 million facemasks to schools in the US as children prepare to head back to classrooms in the coming months.

The 23-grand-slam champion has teamed up with t-shirt company Bella+Canvas, the National School Board Association and Scholastic in order to provide the face coverings to schools in need.

READ: Serena Williams 'cannot wait' to play at this year's US Open

Williams announced she is excited to play at this year's US Open after there were doubts the 38-year-old would participate in New York later next month.

Williams' coach Patrick Mouratoglou had told CNN he doubted she would play in New York if her family and daughter, Olympia, couldn't be there with her.

Another grand slam victory, the last of which she won at the 2017 Australian Open, would see Williams tie with Margaret Court's all-time record of 24.

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