Washington Governor Chris Gregoire signed into law the “Fair Play” bill ((SB 5967) yesterday with Anne Levinson from the Storm’s ownership group, Force 10 Hoops, in attendance. The ACLU of Washington and the Women’s Sports Foundation supported the bill, which ensures equal treatment for women’s sports at the recreational level.
Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles, who spoke to stormbasketball.com about the importance of women’s athletics as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, invited Levinson to take place in yesterday’s signing. Sen. Kohl-Welles was a co-sponsor of the bill along with Rep. Christine Rolfes.
Photos courtesy of the Washington State Senate:
Gov. Gregoire celebrates signing the bill. Levinson is fourth from left.
Gov. Gregoire poses with Sen. Kohl-Welles, far right, and young supporters of the Fair Play Bill, from left to right, Julie Fradkin, Catherine Rolfes, Elizabeth Rolfes, Gabriel Fradkin, Grace Trautman and Francis Gellert. Catherine and Elizabeth are the daughters of Sen. Rolfes, the bill’s co-sponsor.
Sen. Kohl-Welles and her daughter, Terra Cooper, with Gov. Gregoire.
Young athletes take a moment to celebrate with the Governor.