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Lee Chong Wei with the racquet he donated to Badminton World Federation’s Equipment Donation Project.
KUALA LUMPUR: World No. 1 Lee Chong Wei once again showed that he has a heart of gold by donating his winning racquet for a good cause.
On Friday, Chong Wei gave away the racquet that was used to win his 10th Malaysian Open title to kick-start the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) Equipment Donation Project.
Players and badminton fans are encouraged to pass on their unused racquets or shoes to the BWF to be passed on to children from the poorer nations. The project will officially begin during the All-England in Birmingham from March 4-9.
Chong Wei has urged all stake-holders in the badminton fraternity to give generously.
“I can picture a child from a poorer nation holding my racquet. It is a good way to encourage the children to play the game and promote the sport,” said Chong Wei, who handed over the racquet with his initials to BWF’s representatives on Friday.
Several other Malaysian players also gave their belongings for the good cause.
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