-- League hosts week-long activities in Tampa-St. Petersburg Area leading up to Draft --
NEW YORK, March 31, 2008 -- The 2008 WNBA Draft presented by adidas will be held in Florida on Wednesday, April 9, as a conclusion to the week-long celebration of events surrounding women’s basketball. The draft will begin at 1 p.m. ET and be televised live on ESPN2. The Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, owned by Washington Mystics President and Managing Partner Sheila Johnson and located in Palm Harbor, Fla., will host the draft.
Earlier that week, the WNBA Pre-Draft Camp, NCAA Women’s Final Four and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association National Convention will also take place in Tampa, Florida.
In addition to the Draft, the WNBA will host and participate in the following events throughout the week.
|Friday, April 4, 2008|
|9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.||
2008 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp – Session One
|11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.||
2008 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp Media Availability
|6 p.m. – 9 p.m.||
2008 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp – Session Two
|Saturday, April 5, 2008|
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
2008 WNBA Pre-Draft Camp – Session Three
|9 p.m. – 12 a.m.||
WNBA & WBCA Party
|Sunday, April 6, 2008|
NCAA Women’s National Semifinals
Monday, April 7, 2008
|11 a.m.|| WNBA and Pitney Bowes Reading Rally
The WNBA in partnership with Pitney Bowes, will give back to the community by hosting a special reading event at John F. Germany Public Library. Current WNBA stars, including Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever, Ivory Latta of the Atlanta Dream and Sidney Spencer of the Los Angeles Sparks, will spend time reading with young students from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Tampa and teach them the importance of education. They will also help distribute books that Pitney Bowes and Reading Is Fundamental are donating to the library.
Location: John F. Germany Public Library, 900 North Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL 33602
WBCA 4Kay Events-in-a-Box Campaign
|Tuesday, April 8, 2008|
WNBA Inspiring Women Luncheon presented by Outback Steakhouse
NCAA Women’s Final Four Championship Game
|Wednesday, April 9, 2008|
2008 WNBA Draft
Location: Inverness Ballroom