Spotlight on Christine (Chris) Woodard

Chris has been a Skyrider since the inception of the organization, and describes the opening season as electric. She explained that a WNBA team was long overdue in Chicago and she was one of the first in line to be involved once the franchise was announced.

Who is your favorite Sky player, past or present?

Very tough question. My all-time favorite WNBA player, Ticha Penicheiro, signed with the Sky last year; that was amazing. But of all the other Sky players I would say, Stacy Dales. She was a very hard worker and lead by example. Today, my favorite is Epiphany [Prince]; another very hard worker who seems to be a very genuine person.

What is your best memory as a Sky fan?

The day we found out we were going to have a team in Chicago. We have been very big fans of the league since the start; when the WNBA schedule would come out each spring, we would check to see when Cleveland and Detroit had home games close together. Then we would plan a road trip to visit both cities and see the games. To find out we would have our own team in Chicago was a big thrill.

What is your favorite thing about being a season ticket holder?

Favorite things; I really like the meetings with Pokey before the games. We get a lot of insight into what is happening on and off the court; she gives us the inside scoop always with good humor and candid comments. I appreciate all the special events that are planned for us to interact with the team. Everyone is very generous with their time. The other season ticket holders around us are fun to be with during the games and our account executive, Jordan, does a great job.

If you played for the Sky what song would you want to walk out to?

How about "The Impossible Dream"?

If you could have dinner with any Sky player, who would it be and why?

Another tough one to narrow down. I would like to share a meal with Ruth and hear about her adventures with all of her charitable work around the world. Or Shay Murphy, she just seems like a fun person.

Do you have any traditions or superstitions related to watching Sky Games?

I like to wear my pink shoes, autographed by Ms. Prince.

What is your favorite promotion or give away?

All of the Sky branded gifts that we received have been great. We take our Sky chairs everywhere and I like the bags, too.

Who would you choose as your second pick in the WNBA draft? Why?

Has to be Elena Delle Donne. She seems to be a very versatile player and in a league where everyone's good, that is a plus. I also get the impression that she is a leader and that is a quality that all teams need.

Do you prefer a high scoring game or a defensive battle?

Really, no preference. Nothing beats TY [Tamera Young] shutting down the opponent's big scorer, unless it's Piph hitting those impossible 3s. I like a team full of role players who work as a team.

Besides going to Chicago Sky games, what is your favorite thing to do in Chicago?

Go to the theater, especially musicals. And eat. At the Berghoff, my favorite restaurant in Chicago!

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