Serena Williams’ daughter Olympia is a part-owner of LA soccer team
The move makes the 2-year-old the youngest person to be a part-owner of a professional sports franchise
Tennis legend, Serena Williams, her daughter, Olympia Ohanian, and husband Alexis Ohanian are all part-owners of the new Los Angeles women’s soccer team.
The team currently goes by the nickname, Angel City, and is part of the National Women’s Soccer League. The official team name will soon be announced.
The team is the 11th franchise to be added to the organization.
According to Sports Illustrated, other famous owners include Hollywood elite including actors Natalie Portman, Eva Longoria, Jessica Chastain, and Jennifer Garner.
Emmy-winner, Uzo Aduba, known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” on Orange Is the New Black is also a part-owner.
The move makes Olympia Ohanian the youngest person to be a part-owner of a professional sports team.
The announcement was made with a tweet from Olympia’s verified Twitter account. The announcement featured a picture of the toddler with the words, “Proud Owner—Angel City.”
“A new era of sports & entertainment in Los Angeles.” The caption read, “Building a women’s football club that lives up to its name… Angel City.”
One user replied that Olympia is “definitely the cutest owner in pro sports.”
“I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group working to bring a women’s professional football club to Los Angeles,” Alexis Ohanian said in a statement.
“Chiefly, because I’m a fan of the game, but also because I believe there is massive potential for the sport and it’s been undervalued by too many people for far too long. As someone who spends hours kicking around a football with my 2-year-old daughter, I want her to have a front-row seat to this revolution.”
Ohanian continued saying, “I’m personally investing on behalf of my family because creating more opportunities in women’s sports is important to my wife and me, and we want to be a part of making a better future for our daughter.”
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