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Sparks co-owners to be honored by Anti-Defamation League

May 10, 2010 |  1:55 pm

The co-owners of the Sparks, Carla Christofferson and Kathy Goodman, are being honored by the Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday night here in L.A.

The two women are among four community leaders being celebrated by the ADL at its 16th annual Deborah Awards. The event spotlights outstanding women whose leadership in their professions and civic contributions exemplify the qualities and the ideals of the ADL, whose mission includes fighting all forms of bigotry.

In addition to Christofferson, managing partner at O'Melveny & Myers in L.A., and Goodman, a lawyer and teacher at High Tech Los Angeles high school, the ADL will salute Emily Wang, senior vice president and director of marketing for East West Bank, and Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, executive vice president of OPI Products.

Goodman, who will again be blogging for the Fabulous Forum once the 2010 season gets underway on May 15, joined with Christofferson to buy the Sparks from Jerry Buss in December 2006 and made a commitment to keep growing the team's fan base. Last year, the Sparks lost to eventual WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury in the second round of the playoffs.

-- Debbie Goffa