Club to mentor Caesar Chavez High School girls’ basketball team

Mercury Selects Local High School For Adopt-A-Team Program

Posted: May 31, 2011

The Phoenix Mercury has selected Caesar Chavez High School’s girls’ basketball program as the organization’s official 2011 Adopt-a-Team.

The Adopt-a-Team program, founded in 2007, was created to provide young women with learning and enrichment opportunities through basketball as well as the community. The team will participate in community service projects, basketball clinics, and educational seminars, while also receiving new uniforms, shoes, and equipment this year.

In addition to the Adopt-a-Team program at Cesar Chavez, the Mercury has joined forces with another student mentorship organization on campus with Elevate Phoenix. Elevate Phoenix is a local non-profit organization whose mission is to create civic impact by developing long-term, life changing relationships with urban youth in Arizona. The program provides development opportunities for young people such as after-school mentoring, career instruction, character and life skill development, and adventure activities.

“The Adopt-a-Team program has become the cornerstone of our community outreach,” said Amber Cox, COO of the Phoenix Mercury. “In just three years, the impact has been considerable, providing girls in three different high school basketball programs with skills and lessons that they can utilize wherever life takes them. We’re thrilled to have Caesar Chavez on board for year four of this incredible program and add another layer by joining forces with Elevate Phoenix.”

Both programs will begin taking part in activities with the Mercury in early June.