PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A WNBA superstar is Philadelphia City Council’s “Champion of the Week.” Lawmakers honored Philadelphia native Kahleah Copper in the City Hall courtyard Monday.
She led the Chicago Sky to their first championship last month and was named the Finals MVP.READ MORE: Shooting In Southwest Philadelphia Leaves 4 Men Injured, Police Say
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City Council thanked Copper for being a role model to young Philadelphia athletes.
“It’s no way around it. It sounds so cliche, but it’s you put the work in, you get rewarded. You consistently, every day, put one foot in front of the other and make sure that you’re constantly getting better,” Copper said.MORE NEWS: 'The Whole World Is Going To See It': Art From Nebinger Elementary Students To Be Featured On National Christmas Tree
Mayor Jim Kenney also presented Copper with a ceremonial Liberty Bell.