Sugarpova, a candy and chocolate company run by Maria Sharapova, will donate its three months profits to Puerto Rico. Following hurricane Maria, Sharapova and her fellow tennis player, Monica Puig will set up the relief funds.
Hurricane Maria battered Puerto Rico in the month of September. It overtook majority of the island as it currently continues to be without power.
Sharapova faced Puig in an exhibition in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital in December 2016.
Sharapova, who is also a five times grand slam winner commented on Puerto Rico on Facebook. She “fell in love with the island and the culture,” during her visit to the place.
“From a distance, it is incredibly devastating to see how much the island and the people are suffering. I have been following all the amazing and heartfelt work Monica has been doing for the island and I will continue to support her fund raising efforts,” Sharapova said in an interview.
Sharapova will accumulate all the profits made from Sugarpova till the end of the year, and donate it to Monica’s fund relief campaign.
Puig started ‘Help Rebuild Puerto Rico’ during the end of September. She aimed at raising $25,000. After achieving the target, she quickly reached $100,000.