Venus and Serena Williams always show love to their hometown, Compton, California. Now the tennis pros are launching a center for victims of violence in the community!
The Yetunde Price Resource Center, the first venture under Venus and Serena’s Williams Sister Fund, will connect Compton residents affected by violence with service providers. The center will also develop customized plans and serve as a liaison between the people and the agencies that will assist them.
The center is named in honor of Venus and Serena’s late sister, Yetunde Price, who was tragically killed back in 2003 by gun violence.
Compton mayor Aja Brown is excited about the new center, and commended the sisters for wanting to give back to their hometown. She said in a statement:
In addition to the center, Gatorade is refurbishing two tennis courts in the city, and will dedicate them to the Williams sisters. The courts will be unveiled during the Healthy Compton Community Festival on Saturday, November 12.
This is a major venture for the sisters, and will do a lot of good in the city of Compton!