SMITHTOWN, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — American tennis star John Isner, who played last week in the US Open, is donating 20 percent of his prize money to a Long Island organization that helps train canines for blind and disabled veterans.
Isner’s donation to America’s VetDogs in Smithtown is estimated at $20,000.
“This is the first donation that has come out of the US Open that I’m aware of,” the organization’s Katherine Fritz said. “We’re very excited about it.”
Isner, 28, said he is a huge dog lover and that it was his mother’s idea to donate a portion of his winnings to the organization.