2. Left-Hander of the Year - Who would be your choice?
We were delighted to see left-hander Nadal win the Tennis Championship at Wimbledon last weekend, marking tennis as yet another area of excellence for left-handers. With so many left-handed high achievers in the news over recent months, we thought it only fitting to mark the fact by choosing a LEFT-HANDER OF THE YEAR to be chosen by you, our Left-Handers Club members, and announced on Left-Handers Day.
We would like you to nominate your favourite high-profile left-hander, who must be someone in the public eye who has achieved greatness in their field, (e.g. sportsman, actor, politician, scientist). It can be anyone you particularly admire or who has done very well in their field this year.
Use this link to visit our nominations page
Just type in the name of the person you nominate, and why you think they should be Left-Hander of the Year. Please place your nominations by 28th July 2008. We will let you know the most popular nominees in our next newsletter, and give you the chance to vote for them before Left-Handers Day on 13th August.
PS - We are aware that although a phenomenal left-handed tennis player, Nadal is a natural right-handed writer. There are many other examples like this of successful sports people using their non-writing hand for their sport and we covered this in a previous newsletter (click here to see the article).
Our view is that if a person is best known as a left-hander in their area of excellence, they can qualify for our award, but let us know what you think.