Former World No. 1 American tennis player Billie Jean King has been announced as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Luncheon happening on February 10 of next year. The annual event will take place at the Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center in Rochester, New York and is being sponsored by the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House. King is expected to give a talk that discusses the achievements and work of contemporary women who continue the legacy of Susan B. Anthony, and also bring awareness to the educational and inspirational programs that are offered by the museum. For people interested in attending this fantastic luncheon, tickets can be purchased individually or in group amounts at the Susan B. Anthony House website.
The Long Beach, California native got her start in tennis during her childhood when she learned to play the sport on the free public courts in her city. She made her Grand Slam debut at the young age of 15 in 1959, and even though she didn’t win that time it was just the start of a new path for her. King won her first adult tournament in 1960 at the Philadelphia and District Women’s Grass tournament, and within just six years she was known to be the best player in the world. In the 24 years of her professional career, she won 12 Grand Slam singles titles that were all at Wimbledon.
King will be the speaker for next year’s annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Breakfast event that is happening in February in Rochester, New York. The luncheon is expected to sell out, so if you’re in the area and plan on attending visit the Susan B. Anthony House’s website to purchase tickets.
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