Lt. Governor Simon to celebrate Title IX anniversary with WNBA's Chicago Sky PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Kara Beach   
Wednesday, 20 June 2012 13:13

CHICAGO – Lt. Governor Sheila Simon will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX today with Chicago Sky Coach Pokey Chatman, Sky players Swin Cash and Ruth Riley, and some members of the Sky’s honorary Title IX team. Enacted on June 23, 1972, Title IX banned sex discrimination in schools, and led to expanded opportunities for female athletes.

Simon, a record-holding high jumper at Wittenberg University in Ohio, will declare Wednesday “Title IX Day” in Illinois, and Coach Chatman will announce the Sky’s honorary Title IX team. The team members are: Margaret Stender, chairwoman, former president and CEO of the Chicago Sky; Sarah Spain, ESPN/ESPNW contributor and reporter; Amy Skeen, president and CEO of Girls in the Game; Lisa Cole, founder of the Chicago Force; Julie Foudy, member of USA Women’s Soccer Team; Peg Kopec, volleyball coach at St. Francis High School in Wheaton; Ramelia Williams, former Chicago director of Go Girl Go!; and Maria Wynne, CEO for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana; and Lt. Governor Simon.

DATE: Wednesday, June 20

TIME: 2:30 p.m.

PLACE: James R. Thompson Center Plaza, 100 W. Randolph St., Chicago

ADDITIONAL: The Sky will host festivities on the plaza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., including a performance by its acrobatic team and drum line. The declaration ceremony will follow.

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