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 www.wnba.com