Gigi Hadid and Serena Williams will headline a Mario Tennis Aces tournament that will be streamed on Facebook Gaming. The tournament, organized by IMG, will see tennis champions facing off in the Nintendo switch video game against models, athletes, and celebrities as Mario characters. In addition to Hadid versus Williams, the competition will also feature Hailey Bieber and Naomi Osaka; Karlie Kloss and Maria Sharapova; Venus Williams and DeAndre Hopkins; and more.
Gameplay will begin at 4 p.m. EDT on Sunday, May 3. Each player will receive a $25,000 donation to a charity of choice for participating, with the winner of the tournament receiving an additional $1 million donation to their charity. The event will be announced by tennis legend John McEnroe and YouTuber iJustine.
This is just one of the ways celebrities are using their self-isolation time to help raise money and spirits during the novel coronavirus pandemic.