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Press Release 2020

2020/Jan/27

Report on the Nitto ATP Finals Charity Programs

Nitto Denko Corporation (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan; President, CEO & COO: Hideo Takasaki; “Nitto”, hereafter) invited young patients battling serious diseases from England’s most prominent children’s hospital, Great Ormond Street Hospital (“GOSH”, hereafter) to watch tennis players compete to become world champions over the two days of Sunday, November 10 and Monday, November 11. Approximately 90 people, including the children, their parents, and care staff, were invited to the Nitto ATP Finals as part of Nitto’s activities in sponsoring the Nitto ATP Finals, the season finale of the ATP World Tour. Starting in 2017, this year marked the third time that Nitto has conducted charity activities for GOSH. This year, Nitto again provided paired general seating tickets (three pairs, six people) to the semi-finals and finals matches of the Nitto ATP Finals to the GOSH charity auction.

Based on its concept of “We are always cheering for people who take on challenges”, Nitto engaged in these efforts with the hope of “helping bring smiles to faces by having people watch players as they take on the challenge of becoming champion”.
The seats provided an extraordinary experience for the children fighting against their diseases to watch the matches in a relaxed atmosphere with their families as they drew inspiration from the competing players.

Furthermore, this year, we held photo shoots with the Nitto ATP Finals winner’s trophy between matches, as well as workshops to create original cards using circular masking tape patches from Nitoms Inc. (Head Office: Tokyo, Japan; President: Futoshi Tanaka), a consolidated subsidiary of Nitto. The children spent the time as they liked with smiles on their faces from start to finish. They also took home the original cards that they made as a memento of the day. Participants expressed their joy with comments such as, “Words aren’t enough to express this, it was more spectacular than I had expected.”

GOSH patients, their families, and staff

GOSH patients, their families, and staff

Making original cards with circular masking tape patches

Making original cards with circular masking tape patches

Nitto will continue to support children fighting intractable diseases through similar activities in the future.
See here for information about Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH)
https://www.gosh.nhs.uk/

About the Nitto ATP Finals

The Nitto ATP Finals is the year-end climax of the men's professional tennis season, featuring only the world's best eight qualified singles players and doubles teams as they battle it out for the last title of the season. Players compete for FedEx ATP Ranking points throughout the season in a bid to earn one of eight coveted berths and a chance to win the biggest indoor tennis tournament in the world. Played in a round-robin format, each player plays three matches as they compete for a berth in the knockout semi-finals and finals rounds. This prestigious tournament has been held in major cities around the world dating back to the first tournament in Tokyo in 1970. Since 2000, the event has taken place in cities such as Lisbon, Sydney, and Shanghai. In 2009 the tournament was moved to London, where it will be held through 2020.

For further details, visit the tournament website at www.NittoATPFinals.com/
or the special Nitto website at https://www.nitto.com/jp/ja/NittoATPFinals/

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