Bjorn Borg's Donnay Racquet, 1981
Take home this Donnay tennis racquet issued to Swedish former tennis player Björn Borg in the 1981 season.
Between 1974 and 1981 Borg became the first man in the Open Era to win 11 Grand Slam singles titles (six at the French Open and five consecutive at Wimbledon). He also won three year-end championships and 16 Grand Prix Super Series titles. He is considered to have been the No. 1 player in the world in 1977, 1978 and 1980.
The racquet was supplied to the athlete but is unused and displays no signs of use.
The racquet comes without strings.
Live Onlus is an Italian nonprofit organization created in June, 2008 by Andrea Zalamena with the participation of the soccer players Alessandro Lambrughi (former Livorno defender for six years) and Giacomo Bindi. Many soccer players have been involved in the charity over the years (Leonardo Bonucci, Pasquale Schiattarella, Miralem Pjanic, Daniele Rugani, Matteo Bruscagin, Elia Legati, Ermanno Fumagalli, Davide Di Quinzio, Alvaro Morata and many others), serving as the charity's testimonials.
Monza-based Live Onlus has been helping sports associations and local schools in the northern Italian towns of Monza and Brianza by donating defibrillators and sports equipment, and redoing fields.
Recently, Live Onlus has been donating defibrillators for its project "Cuore Batticuore - Un Defibrillatore per la Vita" aimed at having a defibrillator on every field.