Special Commemorative "Little Mo" Stamp is Announced by the United States Postal Service!

Special Commemorative "Little Mo" Stamp Announced!

 

 

The Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation (MCB) is proud to announce that the United States Postal Service will be issuing a special commemorative "Little Mo" stamp later this year. The First Day of Issue Stamp Dedication Ceremony will be Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 11:00am in Dallas, Texas. More details to follow.

 

This issuance honors extraordinary tennis champion Maureen Connolly Brinker (1934-1969). The stamp art features an oil-on-linen painting of the tennis star by Gregory Manchess. Based on a black-and-white photograph taken in 1952, the portrait is a colorful interpretation of Connolly hitting a low volley. Nicknamed "Little Mo," the 5-foot-4-inch dynamo used powerful groundstrokes to become the first woman to win all four major tennis tournaments in a calendar year. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.

 

"Mom would be thrilled and humbled with this amazing honor by the United States Postal Service," said Cindy Brinker Simmons, president of MCB and daughter of Maureen Connolly Brinker. "She was a remarkable woman who just happened to be a very good tennis player. Mom's career was over 65 years ago, and yet her esteemed legacy and significant impact continue to be highly recognized today. My sister Brenda and I are so incredibly proud of this astounding and touching tribute to her."