Cappie Pondexter takes part in Field of Dreams Gala in Chicago

Photo Credit: Petya Shalamandova

While she may have recently joined the Los Angeles Sparks, Cappie Pondexter is still remaining true to Chicago.

Last week, she and a number of other local well-knowns took part in the 23rd annual Field of Dreams Gala, supporting Girls in the Game, which emanated from the International Chicago Magnificent Mile.

The event raised nearly almost $325,000 for its efforts to empower girls and women through sport, health education, and leadership development.

Pondexter was presented with the Life Champion Award from Amira Young, one of the numerous high school seniors that was in attendance. She then gave credit to her mother and hailed her as a role model.

The “Chicago Champion” award was bestowed upon Kimberly Foxx, the first African-American woman to lead the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. Laura Ricketts, board chair for Chicago Cubs Charities, was awarded with the Leadership Champion honor.

Kate Parker, the author of “Strong Is the New Pretty: A Celebration of Girls Being Themselves” was the recipient of the Health Champion Award. Another of the high school seniors that attended presented a video from the United States Women’s Hockey Team prior to their winning a gold medal at the recently concluded Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics.

(Original Story: Chicago Tribune)

By: Akiem Bailum (@AkiemBailum on Twitter, Instagram)

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