Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. is already following in her mother’s footsteps, working her way into the sports world.
Today, it was revealed that the two-year-old and her mother, tennis superstar Serena Williams, are part owners of a new Los Angeles–based women’s soccer team, currently dubbed Angel City (until an official name is released). The news of Alexis’s involvement was shared via the little one’s “official” Twitter (her parents run the account) with an adorable photo.
According to the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL), the groundbreaking team, led by Academy Award winner Natalie Portman among others, is a “majority woman-founded group” that counts Hollywood mainstays Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Garner, Eva Longoria, and Uzo Aduba as members of its founding investor group. Williams’s husband, entrepreneur Alexis Ohanian, also played a major role in the initial fundraising for the team.
The founding of the team follows, according to the NWSL, a fan-driven demand for not just a women’s team in the region but also a team founded by powerful and influential women within the sports, tech, and media industries.
“I am proud to be a part of this wonderful group working to bring a women’s professional football club to Los Angeles. Chiefly, because I’m a fan of the game, but also because I believe there is massive potential for the sport and it’s been undervalued by too many people for far too long,” said Ohanian in a statement. “As someone who spends hours kicking around a football with my two-year-old daughter, I want her to have a front row seat to this revolution. I’m personally investing on behalf of my family because creating more opportunities in women’s sports is important to my wife and me, and we want to be a part of making a better future for our daughter.”
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