Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic nominated for the prestigious 2009 Jefferson Award
Venus Williams, Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic have been nominated for the prestigious 2009 Jefferson Award presented by All Stars Helping Kids for Outstanding Public Service by an Athlete.
Venus Williams has been an Ambassador of Gender Equality for the UNESCO-Tour Gender Equity Program since 2006. Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic are involved with UNICEF, and both are UNICEF National Ambassadors to Serbia.
Williams, Ivanovic and Jankovic joined basketball star Steve Nash, retired women’s soccer player Mia Hamm, and beach volleyball player Kerri Walsh in the nominee list.
They hope to join an incredibly impressive list of past winners, including Oprah Winfrey, American Senator Ted Kennedy, and Bill & Melinda Gates.