Students to Receive Free Shoes Courtesy of Mystics Foundation

January 10, 2008

Arlington, VA – Washington Mystics General Manager, Linda Hargrove, will join students of John Carroll Elementary School for their “Mystics in Training” (MIT) walk on Tuesday, January 15th at 1:30 p.m. John Carroll is located at 1400 Nalley Terrace in Landover, MD.

The Mystics in Training program is designed to get children in fourth and fifth grades moving. It is a year-long program that will follow the children’s fitness progress. The program includes the Mystics Mile, where the children walk at least a mile with their teachers as well as follow lesson plans focused on nutritional choices. Each month a different “celebrity” walks with the students. Last month the students walked with Mystics Head Coach Wayne “Tree” Rollins.

All of the children participating in the MIT program will receive a free pair of NIKE tennis shoes courtesy of the Washington Mystics foundation. The Mystics Foundation has already provided Mystics In Training t-shirts, pedometers and water bottles for the students.

“The health of our kids is paramount to the Mystics,” said Hargrove. “By giving them the necessary tools such as tennis shoes and pedometers, we are encouraging them to lead a more active lifestyle.”

The Washington Mystics Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and improving the health and well-being of youth in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The efforts of the Foundation shall serve as a model for health and wellness programs not only in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area but across the nation with its innovative and creative approach.

The Washington Mystics will tip off the 2008 season on Saturday, May 17th, on the road against the Indiana Fever. Washington will host the club’s home opener on Sunday, May 25th, against the four-time WNBA Champion, Houston Comets at 4:00 p.m. Season tickets for the 2008 season are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1.