April 23, 2008

Washington D.C. - Several members of the Washington Mystics team will attend the Back to School with the Stars event taking place at the Washington Convention Center on April 24th at 6:30 p.m. Mystics President and Managing Partner, Sheila C. Johnson is the Chairperson of the event which hopes to support specific priorities identified by Mayor Adrian Fenty’s education reform team. This will be an evening of dinner and entertainment in celebration of the importance of education in the city. More than 1,200 community leaders, business leaders, government officials, students and educators are expected to attend. Four winners will be selected; two from DC public schools, one charter school and one independent/parochial school are set to receive $100,000 in cash and additional in-kind services.

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. Individual tickets are currently on sale on 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.