Ciara and her husband, Russell Wilson, have joined forces with the Portland Diamond Project to bring a Major League Baseball team to the city of Portland, OR, CBS reports. The project’s, which is led by Nike executive Craig Cheek, first order of business is to attain land and begin building the baseball stadium.
Don’t be surprised that the “Body Party” singer is taking her talents from the stage to the ballpark. The self-proclaimed tomboy said baseball has always been a part of her life. She hopes with this power move she encourages more women to not shy away from owning sports teams.
“Athletics has always been important to me. As a young girl growing up in Atlanta, I was a tomboy who ran track and worked the hot dog stand at Turner Field,” Ciara said in a statement. “I am excited about the opportunity to bring the comradery of the game to the city of Portland. I want to see this vision come to life and empower more women owners in major sports franchises.”
PDP founder and president Craig Cheek said that having Ci Ci and her hubby as owners and investors is “game changing.”
“I got to know Russell and Ciara when we signed Russell to his Nike endorsement deal. I saw firsthand their passion, pursuit of excellence and impact they bring to every endeavor. We know they will bring that same energy, sense of legacy and entrepreneurialism to the Portland Diamond Project.”