WNBA Cares: 10 Years of Caring Calendar

Saturday, May 6

Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself Clinic
Participants – 60 teen girls
Activity – Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself Clinic, proceeds benefit charity

Sunday, May 7

11 a.m.: Phoenix Mercury Fan Fest
Location – Desert Ridge Market Place
Participants – Mercury players, Hip-Hop Squad, Scorch
Activity – Be Fit Tour, autograph signing, Jr. Hip-Hop Squad tryouts
Pre-game Presentation

Monday, May 8

Hosting community groups at team scrimmage

Tuesday, May 9

3 p.m.: Media Drop
Location – Local Media Outlets
Participants – Buggsy
Activity – Buggsy to deliver 10th anniversary basketballs and other Sting branded merchandise.
11:45 a.m.: Learn and Play Center - groundbreaking
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women*
Participants – Shock & local news partner
Activity – Reading and Learning Center - groundbreaking, Mayor to proclaim May 9th "WNBA 10 Years of Caring Day", check presentation, begin construction

Wednesday, May 10

Charlotte Sting Interviews
Location – Practice Facility
Participants – Sting coaches & personnel
Activity – In-studio interviews on 10 Years of Caring
2 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself
Location – First Ward Elem.
Participants – Full Team
Activity – Be Fit Tip Off
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Painters, Shock staff
Activity – Painters begin painting
1:00 - 2:30 p.m.: Houston Comets Tip off Festival
Location – McDade Elementary School
Participants – Tamecka Dixon, Dawn Staley, Tiffany Stansbury, and Liz Shimek, launch crew, team NRG, students from McDade
Activity – Be Fit basketball clinic, team NRG and Launch Crew performances & face painters" basketballs, 25-30 t-shirts
2:30 p.m.: Habitat for Humanity Mother's Day Build Location – 9736 English Oaks Dr., Indianapolis, IN
Participants – Entire Team
Activity – Habitat for Humanity Build
3 p.m. Reading Event
Location – Mt. Sinai Hospital
Participants – Becky Hammon, Sherill Baker
Activity – Reading Time Out with Project Sunshine/Mt. Sinai Hospital

4 p.m.: Read to Achieve Event
Location – NIH Children's Hospital
Participants – Children and their families, 50 participants, 3-4 Mystics players
Activity – Reading

Thursday, May 11

1:30 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Class Party with Buggsy
Location – Trinity Middle School
Participants – Buggsy
Activity – Party
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Painters, Shock staff
Activity – Painters finish, furniture delivered
10 a.m.: Choices for Champions
Location – Conseco Fieldhouse
Participants – Tamika Catchings
Activity – Choices for Champions
3:30 p.m.: Community Event
Location – Ronald McDonald House, Washington DC
Participants – Children and their families, 50 participants, 3-4 players
Activity – Reading, pep talk, q&a

Friday, May 12

2:30 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Hospital Visit
Location – Presbyterian Hospital
Participants – Buggsy
Activity – Hospital Visit
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Carpet crew, Shock staff
Activity – Install carpet, assemble furniture
2:30 p.m.: Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself Kick Off
Location – Community Health Network (tent)
Participants – 2-4 players
Activity – Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself Kick off

Saturday, May 13

Charlotte Sting Jr. WNBA Clinic Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Shock staff
Activity – assemble furniture, polish book cases
11:30 a.m.: Pep Rally
Location – Santa Monica Pier
Participants – LA Sparks
Activity – Sparks Team Introduction Party

Sunday, May 14

9 a.m.: Charlotte Sting Mother's Day Event
Location – Salvation Army Women & Children's Shelter
Participants – Sting Staff
Activity – Breakfast from children for mothers
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Shock staff
Activity – clean
9 a.m.: Be Smart - Be Fit - Be Yourself
Location – Downtown Disney
Participants – Sparks players
Activity – Be Fit Tour, autograph signing

Monday, May 15

2:15 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Thank you to Police Force: Afternoon Roll Call
Location – Police Department
Participants – Sting Players
Activity – Deliver Cookies to Police Staff

May 15 - May 26:
CT Sun Be Fit Challenge:
10 Schools Be Fit Challenge with 10 Schools, $3,000 stipend for winning school
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Shock staff
Activity – Bring in books, start decorating, technology

Tuesday, May 16

2 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Class Party with Sting Player
Location – Merry Oaks Elementary
Participants – Sting Player
Activity – Class Party
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Shock staff, Meteor Design & Printing
Activity – Decorate/Design, Hang photos
5:30 p.m.: Open practice and Fever Friends Kick-Off
Location - Conseco Fieldhouse
Participants - Fever players, Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Wednesday, May 17

2 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Elementary School Landscape Improvement
Location – Park Road Elementary
Participants – Sting Players
Activity – School Landscape Improvement
Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Shock staff
Activity – Decorate/Design, Final Touches

Thursday, May 18

4 p.m.: Charlotte Sting Reading Time Out
Location - Simmons YMCA
Participants - Caity Matter, Monique Currie, Helen Darling, Buggsy
11:45 a.m.: Detroit Shock Learn and Play Center - Grand Ppening
Location – Ferguson Academy for Young Women
Participants – Swin Cash and other Detroit Shock personalities, local news partner
Activity – Grand Opening of Shock's Reading and Learning Center, RTA (library), Be Fit (gym), Step to Success (auditorium)
11:30 a.m.: Rally on the Circle
Location - Monument Circle
Participants - Fever players
Read to Achieve Kickoff
Location: Sacramento Theatre Company
Participants: Local community organizations

Friday, May 19

2 p.m.: Charlotte Sting End of Grading Period Pep Rally
Location – Myers Park Elem.
Participants – Sting Players

Saturday, May 20

9 a.m.: Power of Girls Conference
Location - Conseco Fieldhouse
Participants - Fever players

Monday, June 5

CT Sun Be Fit Challenge Check Presentation
Location – Winning School - TBD
Participants – CT Sun, winning school
Activity – $3,000 stipend check presentation with winning school
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