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2015 Sports Illustrated Sportsperson Of The Year Ceremony

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The world is used to athletic greatness from Serena and Venus Williams, but the sisters are now demonstrating their greatness as humanitarians and community builders. The Williams have opened the Yetunde Price Resource Center in their hometown Compton, California. The community service center is named after their older sister who was killed by gun violence in 2003. It is the first endeavor under the William Sister Fund, an organization to launch philanthropic efforts.

“The resource center will be able to map all of the resources in and around the Compton community while providing customized assistance that will be a vital asset to improving our ability to service our youth, adults and families,” said Mayor Aja Brown.

The center will focus on assisting residents who have been victims of gun violence. And according to The Root, the sisters are doing more to give back to Compton. Says the site:

“In addition to the resource center, through a generous grant from Gatorade, two tennis courts will be refurbished and dedicated in the Williams sisters’ honor, and will be unveiled during the Healthy Compton Community Festival on Saturday, Nov. 12.”

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