Hammon Spins Wheel for Charity

New York, NY - October 31, 2005 - After several years of playing professional basketball, Becky Hammon has bought a lot of things: a car, clothes, make-up, a vowel. That's right, the Liberty guard has bought herself a few vowels. And picked up several consonants along the way too. No, Hammon has not begun teaching phonics, but rather is teaming up with 14 NBA stars and Wheel of Fortune to raise money for charity on the show's NBA Week. Hammon will take her spin at the Wheel on Wendesday's show.

NBA Week will air Monday, October 31, through Friday, November 4 in national syndication. Check your local listings for stations and times. All week, each of the 15 players will partner with a fan from their team's city. The players will be raising more than $350,000 for various charities, $200,000 of which will be donated to Hurricane Katrina victims through the American Red Cross. Each fan is playing for cash and one-of-a-kind NBA prizes. Hammon will appear on the November 2 show playing for the ARC, along with Ray Allen of the Seattle Sonics and Mike Bibby of the Sacramento Kings.

Wheel of Fortune's NBA Week player appearance schedule and charity information follows:

Monday, October 31
Richard Jefferson, New Jersey Nets: Greater Arizona Christian Community Foundation
Luke Walton, Los Angeles Lakers: Families Forever, American Red Cross
Bill Walton, NBA Legend: Retired Players Association, American Red Cross

Tuesday, November 1
Emeka Okafor, Charlotte Bobcats: Charlotte YMCA, American Red Cross
Ben Gordon, Chicago Bulls: Boys & Girls Club of Mt. Vernon, New York
Richard Hamilton, Detroit Pistons: Rip City Foundation, American Red Cross

Wednesday, November 2
Becky Hammon, New York Liberty: American Red Cross
Ray Allen, Seattle Sonics: American Red Cross
Mike Bibby, Sacramento Kings: Boys & Girls Club of Sacramento, American Red Cross

Thursday, November 3
Baron Davis, Golden State Warriors: American Red Cross
Carmelo Anthony, Denver Nuggets: Habitat for Humanity
Kenny Smith, TNT NBA Studio Analyst: American Red Cross

Friday, November 4
Robert Horry, San Antonio Spurs: The Rise School of Tuscaloosa
Bobby Simmons, Milwaukee Bucks: Chicago Public Schools, American Red Cross
Amare Stoudemire, Phoenix Suns: Boys & Girls Club of Metro Phoenix, American Red Cross

Make sure to tune in on Wednesday to see Becky Hammon take her spin moves from the hardwood to the Wheel!