An inspiring event with Billie Jean King

Photo by  John Rizzo

Photo by John Rizzo

Here I am with (left to right) judge and journalist Lisa Wexler, tennis legend Billie Jean King and WAG society editor Robin Costello at a benefit for Fairfield County’s Community Foundation: The Fund for Women & Girls at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich earlier today. The Foundation, which empowers underserved girls and women to do everything from leaving abusive relationships to starting businesses, raised more than $700,000 — $10,000 from King herself. She is like that — generous, warm, enthusiastic, a born performer and leader. She galvanized the audience of 900, serving up tennis balls to “Philadelphia Freedom,” which Elton John wrote for her. There will be much more on this extraordinary woman in the May and June issues of WAG.