At the Miami Open on Saturday, Monica Puig met with the girls' tennis team from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The south Florida school was the site of the February 14 shooting that caused 17 deaths, sparking the nation-wide movement March for Our Lives.
Puig went the extra mile:
Other players spent time with the tennis teams included Nick Kyrgios, Garbine Muguruza and John Isner.
Hats off to our @NickKyrgios standing alongside the tennis team from #MarjoryStonemanDouglas & meeting with students post game at the Miami Open @7NewsSydney ???? @kaufsports https://t.co/YutP6DZ19f pic.twitter.com/ax2j6cm1js— Ashlee Mullany (@AshleeMullany) March 25, 2018
Kyrgios was even juggling his own match Saturday night, a win over Dusan Lajovic.
I’m a strong believer in making a difference where you can.— Nicholas Kyrgios (@NickKyrgios) March 26, 2018
Kyrgios has been labeled a “bad boy” during his career, but he showed a softer side in his interactions with the survivors of... https://t.co/UENlTT7enK
During the night session, a ceremony was held to honor the community.
The tournament also sold T-shirts and collected donations for the victims' fund.
Many more players contributed to a tribute video raising awareness:
The GoFundMe page, supported by the shirt sales and donations, has currently raised over $6 million.