Roddick will give back to charities if he wins lawsuit

Monday, February 25, 2013 /by

Andy Roddick says that if he wins his lawsuit against the cancer charity Miracle Match Foundation, he will donate all the proceeds to the charities that were meant to receive the money in the first place.

Roddick played in a September 14, 2012 fundraising event at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut. He alleges that he received two $50,000 checks in advance for his appearance, which did not clear three days after the event. Roddick contends the bounced checks were not an accident and amounts to fraud, theft, and breach of contract.

He also sued WK. Sports and Entertainment LLC, which Miracle Match contracted to put on the fundraiser, saying they never planned to pay him in the first place.

“I simply expect Miracle Match Foundation to live up to their word and obligations,” Roddick said in a statement released to TENNIS.com. “They have repeatedly had issues paying the participants of their matches and very little of the money raised from these events actually goes to charity. 100% of the money I win in this case will go to the charities, which were originally supposed to benefit from that night.”

The Connecticut Children’s Medical Center was mentioned at the time of the exhibition as one of the beneficiaries.

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