March 27, 2019
WILTON MANORS, FL Hall of Fame Tennis star Martina Navratilova has been elected to LifeApps Brands, Inc. Board of Directors, effective March 25, 2019. LifeApps Brands, Inc., (OTC PINK:LFAP), a publicly traded company which intends to deliver financial and marketing platforms specific to the LGBTQ community, announced the appointment of Martina, a leading voice for LGBTQ rights. Her enthusiasm in becoming part of the LifeApps team will be instrumental in promoting its LGBTQ Loyalty (ETF) Index Traded Fund as it is created and grows right along with its accompanying businesses, the company said.
Martina is recognized as one of the greatest tennis players and female athletes of all time. In total, she won an unprecedented 59 Grand Slam titles in the Open Era, 18 Grand Slam singles titles, 31 women’s doubles titles and 10 mixed doubles championships. Her greatest success came at Wimbledon, where she advanced to 12 singles finals, claiming nine championships.
Over the course of her tennis career, Martina was distinguished as the WTA’s “Tour Player of the Year” seven times, named the Associated Press’s “Female Athlete of the Year” and declared one of the “Top Forty Athletes of All-Time” by Sports Illustrated. After being inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, she continued to take part in WTA events as well as the 2004 Olympics Games. In 2006, she decided to leave the tour circuit behind after winning the mixed-doubles U.S. Open championship with Bob Bryan at one month shy of 50-the oldest player to ever win a championship title.
Martina Navratilova has not only been a leading voice in advancing social consciousness for the LGBTQ community globally, she has also worked with charities for underprivileged children and the promotion of human rights issues.
“I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t an activist for something,” Martina says. “First, against communism in my native Czechoslovakia, and then as I went public with my own sexuality, I did not hesitate to embrace equal rights for all LGBTQ’s. I am excited to be joining the Board of Directors of LifeApps Brands to help showcase businesses who pledge to treat employees, customers and vendors with equal respect, and demonstrate that the greatest success comes when everyone is welcome.”
LifeApps Brands CEO Bobby Blair adds: “I have known Martina for 35 years when we first met as practice partners on the tennis court. In all that time, she has been relentless not only in her pursuit of victory, but an indomitable force that has never wavered in her devotion to equality for the LGBTQ community. And she will bring that same energy to LifeApps Brands, like the champion she is.”