Liberty To Celebrate Female Olympians On Inspiring Women Night

The Liberty is proud to announce its partnership with the Women’s Sports Foundation to celebrate its third annual Inspiring Women Night on Friday, July 25 at 7:30pm against the Los Angeles Sparks. In honor of Inspiring Women Night and the upcoming 2008 Olympic Games, the Liberty will honor former female Olympians throughout the evening.

To date, the following Olympians are confirmed to participate:

  • Donna Weinbrecht made her mark on history when she took home the first gold medal in mogul skiing

  • Rusty Kanokogi, responsible for getting women's Judo included in the Olympic games, and Olympic Coach in 1988.

  • Silver medalists Julie Chu (ice hockey) and Kate Johnson (rowing) will also take part in the festivities.

  • Sharon Monplaisir who was a member of the U.S. Olympic fencing team in 1992, 1988 and 1984

    Along with the many inspiring women that will be in attendance, the Sparks feature two Olympic athletes. Three-time gold medalist Lisa Leslie will lend guidance to teammate and first-time Olympian Candace Parker when they head to Beijing this August. Parker has been exciting WNBA crowds all season and has recorded multiple dunks as a rookie. She was recently awarded the Honda-Broderick award for her outstanding accomplishments at the collegiate level. The USA Women’s National Basketball Team has taken home the gold medal more than any other country, including the last three Olympic tournaments.

    Founded in 1974 by Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation is a national charitable educational organization dedicated to advancing the lives of girls and women through physical activity. To learn more about the Women’s Sports Foundation visit www.womenssportsfoundation.org.

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