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Kevin Durant Becomes Minority Owner Of NWSL's Gotham FC With Thirty Five Ventures Investment

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) is rapidly growing, and investors like Kevin Durant and Rich Kleiman are taking notice. Through Thirty Five Ventures (35V), the business partners have become minority investors of NJ/NY Gotham FC, Boardroom reports.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 4, 2022

Gabrielle Union & Her Daughter Invest In Angel City FC Making Kaavia James The Youngest Owner In Pro Sports

When taking a glimpse at Gabrielle Union’s portfolio energy, it may signal that she is currently busy building a business empire. For her most recent investment, the actress has joined the likes of Serena Williams, Uzo Aduba, and Candace Parker for what Sportico deems as “one of the most celebrity-filled ownership groups in all of pro sports.” According to a press release, Union is now a part of Angel City Football Club as it has announced the raise of a Series A funding round. And, her daughter Kaavia James Union Wade is also named as an investor, which ESPN reports, makes the three-year-old the youngest owner in professional sports. Extending a sincere welcome to our newest investors. Thank you for supporting our purpose and aligning with our mission. We're so excited that you are part of the ACFC familia! 🤍 read more: — Angel City FC (@weareangelcity) February 16, 2022 The funding round included participation from Alexis...

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 17, 2022

Dennis Rodman's 19-Year-Old Daughter Trinity Becomes The NWSL's Highest-Paid Player In History

Trinity Rodman is following in her father’s legendary footsteps while making history in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The 19-year-old has signed a $1.1 million deal with Washington Spirit, making her the highest-paid player in NWSL history, according to ESPN. In a sport that unfortunately lacks representation of Black athletes, the moment isn’t only monumental for Trinity Rodman, but for the community as a whole. “We’re incredibly excited to have Trin as a part of the Spirit family for at least the next three seasons,” Spirit coach Kris Ward said. “She has a truly special career ahead of her and makes us a better club on all fronts.”

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 3, 2022

Adidas Teams Up With The Black Women's Player Collective To Break Barriers For Young Black Girls In Soccer

The year 2021 has served as a huge wake up call for diligent action to be taken for Black female athletes to be provided with more opportunities, proper recognition — and most importantly — better care. To help in dismantling the structural barriers that they face, the Black Women’s Player Collective (BWPC) is building a community for Black female athletes in soccer. Black women continue to dominate in their respective sports and bring value to the game, yet the support they receive doesn’t always match up. Founded by Black players in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), BWPC is an organization taking action to expedite the movement for Black women to acquire equity, representation and access in the sports industry. With the mission of helping to shift the culture, adidas recently became a long-term partner of BWPC and is spearheading an initiative to connect young Black girls and women in soccer across the country. adidas and BWPC’s partnership aims to foster a space of...

Ngozi Nwanji

Oct 19, 2021