Star, Atlanta's Newest and Hippest Mascot, was just a twinkle in its mother's eye when Star's parents fell in love with Atlanta's warm southern hospitality during a stop on their way south for the winter. As huge women's basketball fans, they decided to stay in Atlanta on October 17, 2007 after hearing there would be a WNBA team in the city. They made their home in downtown Atlanta and watched the team prepare for its inaugural season. Their family was complete when Star hatched on May 1, 2008 at Zoo Atlanta!
When Star's parents realized that Star had inherited their love of basketball, they encouraged Star to try out to be the mascot for their hometown's new team. Recognizing Star's passion for the sport, the Dream brought Star on to the team just in time for the Inaugural Season Home Opener on May 23, 2008.
You can find Star throughout the community and having fun with fans! Star's favorite place to be is at Atlanta Dream home games at Philips Arena! Star loves cheering on the team, inspiring future WNBA players, interacting with the crowd and sharing the Dream with the city!
With his hilarious antics and charm, Star is known for creating fun wherever he is! Now you can have him attend YOUR event! To have Star attend your corporate event, charitable event, or birthday party, contact the Dream by clicking on the appearance request below!
The Shooting Stars Cheer Team is comprised of twelve of the most energetic and talented dancers that the state of Georgia has to offer! From their flawless dance routines to getting the crowd pumped up during contests and t-shirts tosses, the Shooting Stars always keep the energy flowing at all Atlanta Dream home games. The Shooting Stars will also join Dream players, coaches and front office staff at various community events throughout the year.
Babi Mac, whose real name is Cait McMahan, was a two-time national champion while playing for Pat Summit at Tennessee. She was a high school All-American for Heritage H.S. in Maryville, Tenn., before knee injuries hindered her career at Tennessee, but she was part of the Lady Vols’ 2007 and 2008 back-to-back national championship squads. Since leaving Tennessee, Babi Mac has enjoyed a blossoming career as a recording artist, DJ and on-air personality. She describes her music as a hybrid of rock, hip hop, pop and country, and has toured across the U.S. on multiple stages. She is also currently the DJ for ESPN’s College Gameday football show. Babi Mac was featured on truTV’s Full Throttle Saloon, and her video “Rock Out” was produced in conjunction with Turner Broadcasting/truTV and Jesse Dupree. She also signed a recording deal with Rock-2-Def Mighty Loud Music with industry executives Walt Cusick and Jesse Dupree.
With over 30 years of media experience, Vince "The Voice" Bailey has become one of the most recognizable voices in Atlanta.
Vince began his career as a United Way volunteer reader for the blind in his hometown of Gary, Indiana. After serving as Program Director for TCI Cablevision of Gary, Vince moved to Arkansas and worked in various capacities including: Morning Radio Personality at Power 92 FM and Media Manager for the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. He has also served on many boards and committees related to youth and personal development including: Past Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Youth Council Chair of the Fulton County Workforce Board and member of the Atlanta Business League Board of Directors.
In addition to being the Atlanta Dream PA Announcer since the team's inception in 2008, he has operated Vince Bailey Productions, a full service audio video production and consulting company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He is a highly regarded Master of Ceremonies and is also an instructor in the Continuing Education Department at Clayton State University for the Voiceover Certificate Program.