CHARLOTTE, N.C. — As part of Women's History Month, we're highlighting a young woman who’s making an impact in the sports industry. On Thursday, we welcomed team president and COO from the Charlotte Purple Jackets, India Timpton.
“My love for basketball has always been there” says Timpton. She goes onto say, her experience as a player at Myers Park high School and the University of North Carolina Greensboro are two of the experiences that helped launch her to where she is today.
As team President and Chief Operating Officer of the Purple Jackets she wears a lot of hats: from helping at practice, washing uniforms, scheduling, to contract negotiations and trades etc. The Purple Jackets play in the 3rd largest Basketball League in the World called The Basketball League.
The league began operating in North America in 2018 with eight teams, and expanded to over 44 teams as of 2022. The Basketball League (TBL) is dedicated to delivering a World Class Professional Basketball experience to our community, our fans, and business partners:
Provide communities with a professional basketball team that gives an affordable/quality family entertainment experience.
Provide players with educational opportunities to learn from nationally acclaimed life skills classes for financial literacy, health and wellness, nutrition, preventative medicine and sports biomechanics.
Offer support and encouragement to local communities through engagement in school and group appearances, youth camps, clinics and non-profit organizations.
Afford basketball players the opportunity to make a living playing the game they love, in America.
“This can also be a stepping stone to getting to play in the NBA, particularly with the visibility from the streaming service TBLTV” says Timpton. She adds: “My long term goals is to one day be chief operating officer or be in leadership in the NBA or the NFL, but I’m so glad I am able to give younger women like myself, a road map to the opportunities that are out there”. For more information visit charlottepurplejackets.com