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Laura Ricketts reportedly considering investing in the Chicago Sky
2022-07-14

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Chicago Cubs co-owner and out lesbian Laura Ricketts has had preliminary conversations with Sky principal owner Michael Alter about becoming a potential investor in the WNBA team, The Chicago Tribune reported.

One source said Ricketts and her wife, Brooke Skinner, are considering the opportunity because it aligns with their philanthropic mission.

Since the Sky won the 2021 WNBA Finals, Alter has stated he is open to adding investors. That possibility has progressed since his offseason comments, according to a source close to the matter.

Alter did not confirm any conversations with Ricketts have occurred but did offer thoughts on why she would be an ideal investor.

"Hypothetically, she is a very prominent owner of a sports team," Alter told the Tribune. "She has been a big fan of this league for a long time and has been active civically here in Chicago, which is very important to us. If she's someone who wanted to be involved and had an interest, then we would certainly talk to her about it."

Ricketts and Skinner have been huge advocates for LGBTQ+ rights in Chicago. The Sky feature members of that community, including Courtney Vandersloot and her wife, Allie Quigley; and All-Star Candace Parker.


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