On a hot Sunday afternoon at Fiesta del Sol in the Pilsen neighborhood, fans lined up for a chance to meet Chicago Sky players Shay Murphy and Ticha Penicheiro. The meet and greet drew quite a crowd as Murphy and Penicheiro signed autographs for the lucky fans who patiently lined up.
Fans, old and new, took photos with the two WNBA stars and Shay and Ticha hammed it up and had a blast meeting the families in attendance.
As Pilsen is a predominantly Hispanic community, both of the girls had an opportunity to brush up on their Spanish with the fans in attendance.
Fiesta del Sol, which translates to “Celebration of the Sun” is an annual event organized by the Pilsen Neighbors Community Council (PNCC). PNCC, a non-profit organization located in Pilsen, holds the fundraising event to provide scholarships for the local youth, bring business to the Pilsen community, among many other things.
The festival, which spans over the course of four days, draws over one million visitors and it is the largest Hispanic festival in the Midwest.