On January 14, 2010 Georgia Tech celebrated its “Women Out Front” celebration with Kathy Betty as keynote speaker. Betty is the owner of the Atlanta Dream.
A video of Kathy Betty’s speech can be found at the Atlanta Dream’s Facebook page. (Unfortunately, I’m not able to post it to the blog.) Apparently, there were forces out there that tried to dissuade Betty from purchasing the franchise:
And let me tell you, I had a lot of people come to me and say, “Don’t do it.” “This is not the right time”, “this is not the right investment” – but my heart was always there.
And I think as women support women, we understand that there’s a bigger decision than just logic, or just your head. It’s all about your passion, and your love and your support. And believe me, we’re going to make a difference in Atlanta, we’re going to make a difference not only on the basketball court in the community.
And we’re going to work with every little girl so she can dream to be a professional baseball – I mean basketball player! Sorry, it’s way past my bedtime…!
Betty got some chuckles from her gaffe, but…well, why not professional baseball as well? Maybe Betty was just thinking big.