WNBA Cares


Tina Charles Discusses Importance of Sports Safety
WNBA star Tina Charles recently came home to Riverbank State Park in New York City, where she hosted a Safe Kids USA Sports Safety Clinic with hundreds of kids, teaching them how to stay active, healthy and safe while playing sports. Tina spoke about her Hopey's Heart Foundation and the importance of having AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) on hand. Photo Gallery


Team Headlines
  • Minnesota Lynx Lead WNBA Finals Fitness Clinic
  • Moore Wins WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
  • Douglas Wins WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for August
  • WNBA, P&G Host My Black Is Beautiful Imagine A Future WNBA Pre-game Huddle
  • Minnesota Lynx Host Fifth Annual Catwalk For A Cure
  • Catchings Wins WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm for July
  • WNBA Tips Off Breast Health Awareness Week | Photo Gallery | Video: Pink Court
  • WNBA All-Star Hosts Bona Flooring Court Dedication and Jamba Juice Clinic
  • Katie Smith Wins WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
  • Tina Charles: The MVP You Don't See
  • Shock Win WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
  • Storm President & CEO's Journey Back to Healthy Living
  • Sky's Delle Donne, Fowles Lead Fitness Clinic
  • Suns' assistant Nykesha Sales visits with AAU Camps
  • Mercury Take Practice to Thunderbird High School
  • Silver Stars Traveling Practice at Stone Oak Athletics
  • Fever Visit White House, Host Fitness Clinic
  • Lynx, Habitat For Humanity Team Up For Home Refurbishment
  • Shock Go Red For Women
  • Storm Host Annual Stormin' The Lake" Event
  • Silver Stars Beautify Martin Luther King Jr. Park
  • Liberty Host WNBA FIT Clinic
  • Lynx's Wright, Augustus Lead Reading Timeout
  • Fever Teams Up With Habitat For Humanity
  • Basketball Court Named For Fever's Catchings
  • Sun Visit New London Community Meal Center
  • Kara Lawson Receives Dawn Staley Award


  • MISSION STATEMENT

    Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people with a special emphasis on programs that inspire youth and families worldwide, promote health and wellness and education.

    WNBA Cares goal alignment focuses on Philanthropy, Service, Legacy and Inspiring Women. Since WNBA Cares launched, the league, players and teams have:

    • PHILANTHROPY: Donated more than $11 million to charity, with more than $3.5 million raised in the fight against breast cancer
    • SERVICE: More than 525,000 hours of hands-on service
    • LEGACY: More than 40 places where kids and families can live, learn or play
    • INSPIRATION: 27 current and former WNBA coaches and players have traveled to 27 countries across five continents as sport ambassadors inspiring youth and promoting health and wellness through basketball.


    PROGRAMS


    WNBA FIT
    The NBA/WNBA FIT platform is the league’s comprehensive health and wellness program that encourages physical activity and healthy living for children and families. Through programs such as Dribble to Stop Diabetes, Jamba Juice FIT Clinics and Coke Live Positively, the NBA/WNBA informs, engages and educates its fans in healthy living practices.

    INSPIRING WOMEN
    The Inspiring Woman platform celebrates women who demonstrate their ability to inspire others through their commitment, passion and dedication to work, family and community.

    BREAST HEALTH AWARENESS
    The WNBA Breast Health Awareness program focuses on generating awareness and educating women about breast cancer in addition to raising funds for the initiative. This season, WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week will take place from August 18-August 24.

    WNBA GREEN
    The WNBA is committed to a long-term environmental plan through the implementation of sustainable business practices and procedures that decrease the league’s carbon footprint and contribute to a clean, healthy environment. The WNBA Green Game will take place during the June 25 game between the Phoenix Mercury and San Antonio Silver Stars.





    WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm
    The WNBA Cares Community Assist Award presented by State Farm recognizes a WNBA player for their outstanding efforts in the community, and for ongoing philanthropic work during each month of the 2013 WNBA season.


    TEAM COMMUNITY EFFORTS

    WNBA teams maintain a range of creative programs geared to give back to their communities. Whether it's engaging youth in various Read to Achieve incentive platforms or fun fitness programs, coordinating environmentally friendly projects, or providing memorable in-arena experiences to deserving local heroes, WNBA teams actively participate in local community outreach. Through partnerships with various community and non-profit organizations, teams capitalize on their ability to highlight different issues and help a diverse array of people.