Sloane Stephens is nominated for 2024 Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award

A second-time nominee, Stephens was previously nominated in 2019
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31-year-old Sloane Stephens has been nominated for the prestigious Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian Award. This marks the second time Stephens has been nominated in five years. Stephens' fellow nominees include Maui Surfing Community, NBA star CJ McCollum, and MLB's Anthony Rizzo. The winner of the award will be announced on July 10.

Established in 2013, the Sloane Stephens Foundation provides "underprivileged children with opportunities to learn about tennis but mainly prepare for college and adult life through mentoring, after-school tutoring and creating structured learning environments and community engagement and promoting teamwork, inclusion and family involvement." Though her initial geographical focus was Compton, California, she has expanded her reach to Florida, Haiti, and South Africa. Her foundation also offers Doc & Glo Scholarships for students entering the medical field in colleges or HBCUs.

Stephens loves kids so focusing on children in her philanthropic efforts is perfectly aligned with her outgoing and generous personality. Stephens is a great role model for these kids because she is always evolving and delving into new interests.

What Sloane Stephens is up to in addition to her humanitarian work

Aside from continuing her professional tennis career in singles and doubles, Stephens started her podcast in May called "Sincerely Sloane."

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Stephens is also lending her voice to a cause near and dear to her, fertility. She recently admitted to freezing her eggs and wants to foster discussion for women in sports and life to determine if this is an appropriate path for them.

Sloane Stephens, the 2017 US Open champion is currently preparing for Wimbledon. Though she lost to Emma Raducanu in singles at the Wimbledon warm-up tournament in Eastbourne, she is active in the doubles competition. Stephens won WTA singles and doubles titles this season, doubles with American Ashlyn Krueger in Charleston, and singles in Rouen.

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