Days after lifting his 17th Grand Slam trophy, Nole announced that his foundation would donate 8 million dinars (nearly 70,000 euros) to Belgrade’s puppet theater, named Pinocchio, to the hero of the eponymous tale by Carlo Collodi.
The funds will be used to buy new 126 chairs for the spectators to sit on. They will refresh the scene, and the curtain will be replaced with one that does not burn.
“A novice dreams a lot. We, as a foundation, believe that dreams come true. This is our motto. Puppet theater is a place where children learn to dream and believe in their dreams. Let us, as adults, let them let’s help, “said Maya Kremic, a spokesman for the foundation.
The Pinocchio Puppet Theater is located in the former Yugoslavia cinema building, which was erected 51 years ago, and maintenance is a challenge for staff, BTV reports.
Director Vladan Djurkovic said the big goal was to have 300 seats specifically for children, and he hoped that would happen by the end of September 2020.
In gratitude from the puppet theater, they said they will be giving out free performances to groups organized by the Novak Djokovic Foundation over the next 4 years. In this way, children from poorer families will be able to experience the fabulous magic of the theater.