Tulsa WNBA Investors Step Closer

The group attempting to bring a WNBA franchise to Tulsa tells the league it will exercise its option to purchase a membership in the WNBA.
“The company has hits its benchmarks and elected to exercise its option and officially file its application,” said Bill Cameron, Tulsa Pro Hoops LLC’s lead investor, chairman and chief executive officer.
A decision from the WNBA is expected by the end of the month.
In addition, Scott and Katie Schofield have pledged their support for bringing a WNBA franchise to Tulsa by becoming the latest investors to commit to securing a team.
The Schofields have roots in Oklahoma, with Katie having played basketball at Bishop Kelley High School in Tulsa, where she graduated in 1982. She graduated from St. Gregory’s College in 1984 and Oklahoma State in 1986.
The couple resides in the Washington, D.C., area, where they continue following Oklahoma sports and the Washington Mystics WNBA franchise.
“I never imagined when I was growing up playing 6-on-6 basketball that something even remotely close to a WNBA team would ever be reality in Oklahoma and that I would be involved in it,” Katie Schofield said.
The investment group behind the effort to secure a WNBA franchise in Tulsa also includes David Box of Oklahoma City, plus Tulsa investors Don and Pat Hardin, Sam and Rita Combs, Pat Chernicky, Stuart and Linda Price and Paula Marshall.

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