Considered by many to be one of the best tennis coaches of all time, Nick Bollettieri has changed the way the game is played at every level. He has helped to shape the careers of such tennis greats as Maria Sharapova, Andre Agassi, Serena Williams, Boris Becker, and many more. MMP CEO, Bobby Blair was one of Bollettieri's early students, and became one of the top junior players in the United States. Bobby's friendship with Mr. Bollettieri has remained strong over the years, and, as Bollettieri noted in his book, "Changing the Game," Bollettieri felt honored to be a key speaker at the US Open 2013 event where Bobby Blair's new book, "Hiding Inside The Baseline," was presented.
"Hiding Inside the Baseline," by Bobby Blair and Barry Buss, chronicles the story of a young athlete (Blair) growing up and pursuing a career in professional tennis in the 80s when there would have been negative consequences for being openly gay. "I began my career feeling very much alone as a gay athlete and sports professional," stated Bobby Blair. "When I discovered that there were over 18 million other LGBT people in North America alone, I determined to bring them together and help them find their unified voice. I put together an all-star team of Social Media, Internet newspaper, and magazine professionals who are now delivering news, entertainment, and social media services to an ever-growing audience in the $850 billion LGBT community."
"I can't say enough about how proud I am of Bobby for all that he has accomplished and continues to do to bring equality and understanding to the world," stated Nick Bollettieri. In the Forward section of "Hiding Inside the Baseline," written by Bollettieri as well, he wrote, "I know Bobby's determination and enthusiasm first hand; I hope that you will agree that his story, and his commitment, will help those who are striving to pursue their dreams and to live their lives, openly and honestly, to the fullest."
Also a featured attendee at the US Open 2014 book signing for Bobby Blair's "Hiding Inside the Baseline" book was Bobby Blair's long-time friend and tennis great, Billie Jean King. "Bobby Blair is committed to providing a safe and confidential support team for LGBT athletes around the globe and by sharing his experiences and showing how important it is to live your truth, I know he will make a major impact in the lives of those he reaches through his foundation (The Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation) and his new book," stated King.
Multimedia Platforms Inc. enjoys strong support from an international community of high-profile professionals who have worked with CEO, Bobby Blair, in the past and respect his accomplishments and leadership. MMP enjoys the opportunity to work with this level of professional relationship as we expand our print publications and Global Agenda Network machine into a global LGBT media industry leader.
ABOUT The Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation
The Brian Neal Fitness & Health Foundation, sponsored by Multimedia Platforms Inc. as a community outreach program, targets financially challenged people living with HIV/AIDS in Fort Lauderdale. The Foundation teaches and encourages people to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle whilst continuing to fight HIV/AIDS. The Foundation assists clients with all aspects of living crucial to maintaining a balanced lifestyle: diet, exercise, well-being, positive life choices, as well as mentoring and life coaching.
ABOUT MULTIMEDIA PLATFORMS INC
Multimedia Platforms Inc. ("MMP") is an industry-leading Multimedia Technology and Publishing company that integrates print media with social media, and related online platforms, to deliver information and advertising to niche markets. MMP teams utilize proven business models to deliver niche publications and online platforms that target one of the most sought-after demographics in the world, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender population. MMP has recently expanded its concept to include video and mobile applications reaching deep into the international LGBT community. MMP's top brands include The Agenda, a Florida-based weekly LGBT newspaper covering world, national and local news and events; and Guy Magazine, a weekly entertainment and lifestyle full-color publication covering the burgeoning South Florida LGBT marketplace. MMP's plan to interweave print, web and mobile delivery of the highest quality news and entertainment information via a variety of platforms crosses all cultural, generational and preferred modality barriers to reach an unprecedented audience.
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