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Carolyn Kindle Betz '95 and the Taylor Family

August 20, 2019

Carolyn Kindle Betz '95 and Taylor Family were mentioned in various media outlets, including in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on 08.20.19, in a story St. Louis' acquisition of a major league soccer team: "Carolyn Kindle-Betz didn’t realize the presentation she and her family made in Orlando on July 31 would end the suspense. She didn’t know the Major League Soccer Board of Governors would vote to award her hometown a professional soccer franchise. On Tuesday, league Commissioner Don Garber made it official: St. Louis will be the next addition to the growing professional soccer league. Garber's announcement, made at 11:30 a.m. at the Palladium event space near Lafayette Square, represents a remarkable turnaround for an effort that many St. Louisans thought had died in 2017 when voters rejected a special sales tax to support stadium financing. 'St. Louis, with it’s incredibly rich soccer history, not only deserves a team, but has earned one,' Garber told the crowd at the Palladium on Tuesday. 'After two decades of discussions about St. Louis being a part of our league, today the moment has arrived. We’re here to make a landmark announcement for your city.' But when the good news first came to Kindle-Betz, it was 'a little shocking,' she said Tuesday, recounting the effort she and her family jumped into a year ago. For now, the ownership group she spearheads, made up of the Taylor family behind St. Louis-based car rental giant Enterprise Holdings and World Wide Technology CEO Jim Kavanaugh, will enjoy the win, the award of the 28th MLS soccer franchise." Read the article here.
 
See also
CBS Sports, 08.20.19
ESPN, 08.20.19
Fox 2, 08.20.19
KMOV, 08.20.19
Pro Soccer USA, 08.20.19
Sports Illustrated, 08.20.19
Yahoo Sports, 08.20.19