WNBA and AOL Partner to Honor Dads & Daughters During 2008 Season
NEW YORK, June 5, 2008 -- The Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) and AOLs FanHouse (http://fanhouse.com), will celebrate the special connection between dads and daughters by inviting them to experience female athleticism at its best. From special ticket promotions to themed in-arena events, the WNBA Dads & Daughters presented by FanHouse will encourage dads and daughters to spend quality time together while forging a lasting bond through the game of basketball.
|A MESSAGE FROM DADS & DAUGHTERS||
|Dads & Daughters is proud to partner with
the WNBA to promote the powerful combination of father-daughter bonding
and great women's basketball. Dads & Daughters is a long-time advocate
for Title IX and equal opportunities for girls and women in sports and academics
and professional life. Father's Day month is a great opportunity for dads
and daughters to celebrate their special relationship and enjoy a WNBA game
together. Visit www.dadsanddaughters.org
to learn more about our work to make the world safe and fair for our daughters.
Founded in 1999, Dads & Daughters is the world's only nonprofit dedicated to promoting the power and potential of father-daughter relationships. We work to make the world safe and fair for our daughters.
|For more information on the Dads & Daughters organization, click here.|
The leagues 14 teams will host events throughout June and offer exciting
promotions, special premiums, collectable items, basketball clinics, player
appearances and in-arena contests. Also, in honor of Fathers Day, the
WNBA will create customized E-cards with an exclusive ticket offer to WNBA games
to be sent to family members nationwide. Additional information on the personalized
E-cards or team activities can be found at www.wnba.com.
We are happy to work with the WNBA to celebrate the special bond between fathers and daughters and recognize the impact of women in sports, said Derrick Heggans, General Manager, AOL Sports. This promotion brings together two powerful brands, and provides fans an online extension to raise awareness of the importance of the WNBA to the sports community.
As part of the partnership, FanHouse will also promote its brand through courtside signage, in-game advertisements and a variety of in-game promotions, along with prominent exposure on WNBA.com and team sites during the promotion. WNBA fans will be encouraged to visit the WNBA Dads & Daughters presented by FanHouse Web pages on both sites or during a respective theme night in WNBA markets.
AOLs FanHouse features professionally written blogs covering professional and college sports. AOL has over 60 bloggers who deliver news and information from around the Internet and provide it to fans in a clear and concise manner. FanHouse recently received an Eppy Award for the Best Sports Blogs from Editor & Publisher Magazine.
Upcoming Dads & Daughters games include:
Dream: Friday, June 13
Sky: Friday, June 13
Sun: Friday, June 27
Shock: Sunday, May 25
Comets: Saturday, June 14
Fever: Sunday, June 15
Angeles Sparks: Thursday, July 3
Lynx: Thursday, June 12
York Liberty: Saturday, June 14
Mercury: Saturday, June 14
Monarchs: Saturday, June 14
Antonio Silver Stars: Friday, June 13
Storm: Wednesday, June 11
- Washington Mystics: Friday, June 20
AOL is a global Web services company that operates some of the most popular Web destinations, offers a comprehensive suite of free software and services, runs one of the largest Internet access businesses in the U.S., and provides a full set of advertising solutions. A majority-owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc., AOL LLC and its subsidiaries have operations in the U.S., Europe, Canada and Asia. Learn more at AOL.com.
About the WNBA
Comprised of 14 teams and entering its 12th season, the WNBA is the longest-running and most successful womens professional team sports league in America. Combined coverage on ABC and ESPN2, again providing appointment viewing in the form of its "WNBA Tuesdays," will include 21 national telecasts, while NBA TV, the leagues 24-hour television network, will offer 70 regular-season contests.
The WNBA is deeply committed to WNBA CARES programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on promoting health and fitness, heart health awareness, reading and youth basketball programs. For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.