WNBA Celebrates Fathers Day with Dads & Daughters Celebrations

NEW YORK, June 1, 2010 — The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will once again celebrate the special connection between dads and daughters by inviting them to experience female athleticism at its best.  From special ticket promotions to themed in-arena events, WNBA Dads & Daughters will encourage fathers and daughters to spend quality time together while forging a lasting bond through the game of basketball. 

“We can’t think of a better way to help encourage the special relationships shared between daughters and their fathers than by celebrating their strong bond at WNBA games this summer,” said WNBA President Donna Orender.  “In addition to providing great entertainment, we are also pleased to provide an opportunity for these families to build lifelong memories.” 

The league’s 12 teams will host events throughout June and offer exciting promotions, special premiums, collectable items, basketball clinics, player appearances, and in-arena contests.  Additional information can be found on WNBA.com or team websites.     

Upcoming Dads & Daughters games include: 
Atlanta Dream                         Sunday, June 13 
Chicago Sky                          Sunday, June 27 
Indiana Fever                              Saturday, June 19 
Los Angeles Sparks                    Sunday, May 30 
New York Liberty                      Friday, June 18 
Phoenix Mercury                        Friday, June 18 
San Antonio Silver Stars            Friday, June 11 
Seattle Storm                              Sunday, June 20 
Tulsa Shock                        Saturday, June 19 
Washington Mystics                   Saturday, June 19 

In addition, the league will invite fans to post inspiring stories about their unique relationships with their fathers or daughters by blogging on WNBA Fan Voice (http://my.wnba.com), posting a video on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wnba), and/or leave an audio message on the WNBA SayNow voicemail line (877-910-WNBA).   

About the WNBA 
The WNBA is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity.  Now in its 14th season, the WNBA features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world.  Following a 2009 campaign that saw regular season attendance increase for the third consecutive year and increased viewership on ESPN2 for the second straight summer, the 2010 season tipped off with tremendous momentum on May 15.  
Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information on the WNBA, log on to 

Updated 06-01-2010

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