LAS VEGAS — Seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady has acquired an possession stake within the WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces.
He attended an Aces sport on Could 31 and later despatched Las Vegas star Kelsey Plum a jersey and different presents.
“I’m very excited to be a part of the Las Vegas Aces group,” Brady mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “My love for girls’s sports activities started at a younger age once I would tag alongside to all my older sisters’ video games — they had been by far the most effective athletes in our home! We celebrated their accomplishments collectively as a household, they usually stay an awesome inspiration to me.
“I’ve all the time been an enormous fan of girls’s sports activities, and I like the work that the Aces’ gamers, workers, and the WNBA proceed to do to develop the game and empower future generations of athletes. To have the ability to contribute in any approach to that mission as a member of the Aces group is an unimaginable honor.”
Brady introduced his retirement Feb. 1 at age 45. He gained six Tremendous Bowls with the New England Patriots and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and owns a number of passing information over a 23-year profession.
“Tom Brady is a win not just for the Aces, and the WNBA, however for girls’s skilled sports activities as a complete,” Mark Davis, proprietor of the Aces in addition to the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders, mentioned in an announcement.
WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert issued an announcement that learn: “We’re happy to see the unimaginable momentum across the WNBA proceed as evidenced by our current league and crew fairness offers. We look ahead to welcoming Tom Brady as an proprietor as soon as the league course of and approvals are full. We’ve got seen Tom Brady courtside at our video games and are thrilled he acknowledges the worth of supporting ladies’s basketball and the WNBA.”