U.K. money manager Schroders PLC partnered with tennis champion Jamie Murray to host a tennis tournament to raise funds for U.K. charities that support the country's National Health Service.
NHS charities collectively give £1 million ($1.2 million) a day to the NHS to help with medical equipment, research and staff training as well as patient access to the best possible care. Schroders, alongside Mr. Murray, aims to raise at least £100,000 to aid health-care workers in their battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
"It is an honor to be able to support Jamie Murray and his team to organize this groundbreaking event, which will bring a smile to faces of sports fans everywhere while raising money for NHS charities," Schroders CEO Peter Harrison said in a news release. "We have long believed in 'investing for what matters most,' and this event is a real embodiment of that ethos."
But there is a catch. Despite some European sports leagues being back in business as of last month, the tournament known as the Battle of the Brits — which will feature Mr. Murray, his brother Andy Murray, and other British tennis stars Dan Evans and Kyle Edmund — will take place without fans. Instead, the event will be streamed directly to homes in the U.K., Ireland and the U.S.
The Battle of the Brits will take place between June 23 and June 28 at the Lawn Tennis Association's headquarters in Roehampton, England.