It’s always nice to see famous people promoting our game.
One of those famous people is Ana Ivanovic, a tennis player. And a backgammon freak.
The U.S. Backgammon Federation (USBGF) announced recently that it is presenting an honorary lifetime membership to tennis star Ana Ivanovic.
“The USBGF is pleased to present Ana Ivanovic with an honorary lifetime membership,” said USBGF President Perry Gartner. “Ana’s enthusiasm for backgammon will be beneficial to the advancement of the game. We are excited to welcome her to the Federation as an honorary member.”
Ivanovic is being recognized for promoting the game of backgammon through frequent mention in interviews and blogs over the years. Ivanovic will receive a “Honorary Founding Sponsor” doubling cube.
“I’m flattered and grateful to receive this honorary membership,” Ivanovic said after welcoming the honor. “I don’t play so much these days, but when I was younger I used to play a lot with my old coach in player lounges around the world. It was a good way to pass time while waiting for my matches, especially at Wimbledon, when it rained!”
USBGF Honorary Membership is given to a person who has made significant contributions to and/or supports the game of backgammon.
The USBGF said they were proud to recognize Ana’s fondness for backgammon, as well as her promotion of the game through interviews and blogs.