The Chicagoland Sports Hall of Fame has announced its Class of 2017—and one of the recipients is a familiar name to WNBA fans.
Cappie Pondexter, currently part of the Chicago Sky and native of the Windy City, is among the 2017 Class. The induction is slated to take place on October 2nd at the Wintrust Arena at McCormick Square—where beginning next year, the Sky will play its home games.
I am thankful to everyone who supported me throughout my career and to those that helped lead me to this milestone.
She is a two-time WNBA champion and has appeared in seven All-Star Games. Pondexter was also on the 2008 USA Basketball Women’s National Team that won a gold medal at the Olympics in Beijing.
Her numerous accolades and accomplishments on the basketball court are a small reflection of the dynamic impact she has made on her many teammates and coaches over the course of her storied career. Basketball is a better sport because of impact ambassadors like Cappie.
–Sky head coach Amber Stocks
Along with her success in basketball, she has also branched out into the fashion world when she launched 4 Season Style Management—a New York-based fashion firm.
Also among the honorees include Tom Ricketts, owner of the MLB’s Chicago Cubs for Chicago Sports Owner of the Year after the Cubs won their first World Series in 2016 after over 100 years. Ken “Hawk” Harrelson who calls games for the Chicago White Sox and ESPN 1000’s Ivan “John” Jurkovic will also be recognized.
Among the organizations that will benefit from the event is World Sport Chicago—a nonprofit that was established out of Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.