Wilander On Wheels is happy to announce the launch of the MW Foundation.
SAVE IT SEND IT SHARE IT are the ideals that the MW foundation stands for….not only while on a tennis court….but for every day life. Email the MW Foundation.
The foundation’s main purpose is to help raise awareness for the genetic disease Epidermal Bulluyosa, commonly referred to as EB. EB is a rare genetic disease characterized by the presence of extremely fragile skin and recurrent blister formation, resulting from minor mechanical friction or trauma. This blistering is considered to be worse than being burnt. Those who have the most severe cases of EB require 24 hour care and are wheel chair bound. An estimated 1 out of every 50,000 live births are affected with some type of EB. The disorder occurs in every racial and ethnic group throughout the world and affects both sexes equally.
Mats’ 15 year old son Erik inherited a mild form of this genetic disease at birth.
The Wilander’s moved to Sun Valley nearly 12 years ago to help Erik cope with his disorder. Because of Sun Valley’s elevation and lack of humidity, Erik’s skin does not drastically blister. This allows Erik the opportunity to participate in sports and lead a relatively normal life. However, those who have the most severe cases of EB cannot treat their condition with a change of environment.
Currently DEBRA of America is the one and only organization helping to raise awareness for this disease and spearheading the fight to find a cure. Because the majority of treatment is preventative, the organization receives very little funding from the government.
Mats has served as the face of DEBRA for the last 14 years. He hosts an annual tennis charity fundraiser in October which is now hosted at Quaker Ridge Country Club in New York. The MW foundation is happy to announce its partnership with this wonderful organization.
SAVE IT WOW’s motto while on a court practicing. We at WOW believe that you must save every ball hit in your direction. Learn from unorthodox shots and positions. Don’t ever let a moment pass on a court where your greatest effort has not been given. Do not stop play merely because your opponent has hit an out shot. Push yourself as far as your body will allow . . . and then push some more.
SEND IT WOW’s motto while on a tennis court. We at WOW believe you must always take risks but only those that are calculated and with a purpose. When you do this, you send it! By sending it you show confidence in yourself while taking control of your own destiny. If you never send it, you haven’t taken your shot.
SHARE IT Never should you not share your unique gifts with the world. If you are able to contribute and be a giver rather than a taker your life serves a beautiful purpose. By sharing and contributing to the happiness of others you fuel your own soul.
These mottos are not only for the tennis court but can be parlayed to everyday life. Tennis, through fair play, competition, respect for the game and ones opponent, can help give a person the tools to become a better person, and in the end, that is what life is all about . . . being a good person and contributing to the world.
Join Us and Support The MW Foundation
Thank you to everyone for being a part of WOW and the MW foundation. If you would like to donate at any time please call WOW at 787-438-4263 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to make a direct donation please make donation to MW Foundation and send to
C/O Nevada Community Foundation
1635 Village Center Circle, Suite 160
Las Vegas NV
Wire Transfer Information
Receiving Bank: Bank of Nevada
Beneficiary Foundation: Greater Horizons FBO Nevada Community Foundation
Beneficiary ACCT: 7501085803
Beneficiary Information: MW Foundation
Packages in support of the MW foundation:
Come hit with us prior to the commencement of matches at the Australian Open, French Open, and US Open, sit in WOW’s box seats and be our guest for the day/days/week . . . whatever you would like. Find Out More
Mats currently serves as a tv commentator for EUROSPORT at all four Majors where he hosts a daily highlight show of the tournament days activities entitled Game Set Mats. Addiitonally, he hosts his own show entitled Mats Point where Mats provides insights and a behind-the-scenes look at many of the tournaments outside of the Four Majors. He and WOW would like to invite you as our guests.