Moore, Wright Visit Sanford Health

Lynx forward Maya Moore and guard Monica Wright visited Sanford Family Wellness & Sanford Children’s Hospital on Wednesday in Sioux Falls. The duo made the trip with members of the Lynx organization, including team president Chris Wright, to participate in the Sanford SCORE Assessment as well as visit with young Lynx fans who are currently in the hospital.

Sanford Children’s Hospital, built to look like a castle, immediately caught Wright’s eye.

“That really stood out to me pulling in, and I think it’s awesome to give children that mindset that they’re coming somewhere fun and it’s beautiful here. It’s just a nice place, and it’s just a welcoming environment.”

The duo took the time to visit with their young fans at the hospital, met with the local media and participated in the Sanford SCORE Assessment. The assessment measures power, speed, acceleration, agility and endurance to deliver a single number that represents the player’s basketball-specific athleticism, according to Sanford’s official website. It allows players to see how their skills match up to their peers and allows them to learn techniques to help increase their productivity during their training.

Sanford Health Director of Marketing Matt Dittmanson said the assessment is a good indicator of performance as well as injury risk.

Moore said she enjoyed the trip both personally and professionally.

“Just bringing hope to the families, so I’m glad I was here to see it and appreciate it,” Moore said. “Hopefully the kids will hopefully get back on their feet soon and coming to Lynx games, and Sanford Health has a lot to do with both.”

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