The Los Angeles Dodgers continue to add stars of the sporting world to their ownership group. On Thursday, the team announced Billie Jean King as the most recent addition. An official press conference by the team is planned for Friday. Nevertheless, this organizational move is a continued signal that the Dodgers value a commitment to equality and inclusion.
The Los Angeles Dodgers today announced that social activists, tennis champions and longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have joined the team’s ownership group.
— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) September 20, 2018
King had glowing things to say about becoming part of the Los Angeles Dodgers highest order.
“[The Dodgers and I share] commitment to equality and inclusion, including the LGBTQ community, and we hope to further expand the team’s efforts in those areas as we move forward together.”
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) September 20, 2018
So slide over, Magic. And welcome aboard Billie Jean! King joins the Dodgers at an exciting time with them heading towards another division title crown.
It is important to note that King was the former number one overall female tennis player in the world. She won 695 singles matches in her illustrious career and 129 tournament victories. It’s safe to assume that at her core; winning is important. More important though – is the values that King stands for.
King and the Dodgers are a lot like Dodgers Nation. We run parallel to the Dodgers and want to create an environment of inclusion and a community where everyone is one big family. Dodgers baseball is great common ground for us all to bond and be happy! We live a charmed life as Dodgers fans, and it’s a proud day for those who love the organization. The team is filled with good people who run things the right way from the top down.
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