DREAM TO HOST “DISCOVER CARD® HOME COURT CHALLENGE”
Atlanta, August 13, 2008--Atlanta’s brightest young talent will compete against teams in other WNBA cities for a basketball court for the city in the “Discover Card® Home Court Challenge.” The event will take place on Saturday, August 16 from 2:30-4:30 pm at the Philips Arena practice facility.
The WNBA and Discover Card partnered to launch this new program in an effort to bring kids together in a positive setting to promote healthy competition, sportsmanship and team spirit. Dream team captains Jennifer Lacy and Betty Lennox will lead participants in basketball drills during the competition.
The challenge is open to pre-registered youth in the 9-11 and 12-14 age groups. Participants will compete in various timed drills focusing on basketball fundamentals. The city with the best overall average time-score will win the grand prize of a basketball court provided by Spalding®, which includes two of Spalding's 72" arena view backboards and 24 Spalding NEVER FLAT basketballs. In addition, $20 individual Discover Gift Cards will be awarded to the best overall age group time score. For more information on rules and regulations, visit wnba.com/homecourtchallenge.
The Dream tipped off their inaugural season at Philips Arena with back-to-back sellouts on May 23 and May 25, 2008. The team was officially announced as the 14th team in the WNBA on October 17, 2007. The Dream are members of the WNBA’s Eastern conference which also includes the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics. For more information and to purchase season tickets, fans can call (404) 604-2626 or visit www.AtlantaDream.net. Fans may obtain single-game tickets by calling (404) 249-6400 or by visiting www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets also will be available for purchase at the Philips Arena box office.