Whalen Participates In Reading Timeout

Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen spent a morning at Yinghua Academy in Minneapolis on Wednesday meeting with a group of elementary students and participating in a reading timeout.

Whalen, who has spent much of her summer playing a rigorous WNBA schedule along with helping the U.S. Women’s basketball team win the Gold Medal, said it was a great opportunity during the Lynx most recent homestand to connect with the team’s young fans.

“It’s kind of nice to come out and see a bunch of great kids in a great school and just kind of give back and hang out for an hour with the kids,” Whalen said.

Whalen read to the kids, answered questions and signed autographs during the outing. Susan Berg, executive director for Yinghua Academy, said it was great to have Whalen stop by because she embodies the “Go for the Gold” motto the school communicates to their kids.

“I think it’s always something to see movie stars and sports stars, but to actually meet them and see that they’re regular people, that they’re down to earth and they like to joke around,” Berg said.

“I think the message in the book about dreaming big was great,” she added. “Obviously she emphasized it applies to all facets of life, not just basketball or sports.”

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