The Winston-Salem Dash announced that nine-time NBA All-Star and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Chris Paul will become part of the team’s ownership group. Born in Winston-Salem, Paul graduated from West Forsyth High School in nearby Clemmons and attended Wake Forest University. He is a lifelong baseball fan and has followed the Dash closely during his career.
Regarding his new ownership with the Winston-Salem Dash, Paul said, “I am excited to have the opportunity to become involved with a successful organization that has a positive impact on the community. What could be more fun than being part owner of a Minor League baseball team in your hometown?”
Dash Chairman and Managing Partner Billy Prim said “We are thrilled to welcome Chris Paul into the Winston-Salem Dash ownership group. He has used his incredible success on the basketball court as a platform to create the CP3 Foundation, and has done amazing work in our community. Our organizational goals of providing affordable family entertainment align perfectly with the objectives of the CP3 Foundation.”
Paul’s basketball accomplishments include being named North Carolina Mr. Basketball while at West Forsyth High School, All-American while at Wake Forest, four-time All-NBA First Team and seven-time All-NBA Defensive First Team. He has served as the president of the NBA Players Association since 2013. Chris and his wife Jada are committed to philanthropy and have hosted numerous events through the CP3 Foundation to benefit programs in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Katrina as well as charities in Winston-Salem.
The first game of the 2018 regular season at BB&T Ballpark is on Thursday, April 12th at 7 p.m. against the Carolina Mudcats, a Milwaukee Brewers affiliate. Additional information, Dash merchandise and tickets are available at www.wsdash.com.