Atlanta Dream staff and former WNBA players will be involved in clinics and speaking engagements

The Atlanta Dream to Participate in Area National Girls and Women in Sports Day Events

ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2008 – On February 6, the Atlanta Dream will join thousands of sports educators, coaches, athletic directors, recreation directors, association members, sponsors, students and parents nationally to support for the 22nd Annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).

The Atlanta Dream, the city’s new WNBA team, will participate in activities throughout the metro area designed to empower and inspire female athletes the week of February 2 through 9.

“Our success will be measured in part by the impact the Dream has on the community and in the lives of the young people in Atlanta,” said General Manager and Head Coach Marynell Meadors. “We are excited to be a part this annual celebration and are looking forward to working with Atlanta’s young basketball players.”

Meadors will be the guest speaker at the Georgia Women’s Intersport Network (GWIN) awards dinner on Wednesday, February 6. Team Ambassador Carla McGhee and former WNBA player Rushia Brown will conduct basketball drills, hold clinics and give motivational speeches throughout the week. Please see below for detailed listing of events.

The Atlanta Dream was officially announced as the 14th team in the WNBA on October 17, 2007. The Dream will begin play in May 2008 at Philips Arena, joining the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics in the Eastern Conference. The team will tip-off in its first regular season home game on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. against defending Eastern Conference Champions the Detroit Shock. For information and to purchase season tickets for Atlanta’s 2008 season, fans can call (404) 604-2626 or visit www.AtlantaDream.net. E-mail inquiries should be sent to tickets@atlantadream.net.

Atlanta Dream involvement in National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Saturday, February 2 Go Girl Go! Basketball drills and motivational speech
Who: Carla McGhee and 200 girls from Go Girl Go!
Where: Philips Arena
When: 4 p.m., prior to Atlanta Hawks vs. New Jersey Nets
Sunday, February 3 Basketball Clinic
Who: Carla McGhee and Georgia State Women’s Basketball and 200 participating girls
Where: Georgia State University
When: 4 p.m. – following GSU vs Towson game
Tuesday, February 5 Motivational Speech
Who: Carla McGhee will speak to 200 Rockdale H.S. girls
Where: Rockdale High School, Conyers, GA,
When: 8:30a.m.
Wednesday, February 6 Girls Inc. Basketball Clinic
Who: Carla McGhee, Rushia Brown and 90 girls from Girls Inc.
Where: Girls Inc. center, 461 Manget St, Marietta, GA
When: 3:30p.m.

Georgia Women’s Intersport Network (GWIN) Awards Dinner
Who: Dream General Manager and Head Coach Marynell Meadors as guest speaker
Where: Crowne Plaza Atlanta Airport
When: 7 p.m.

Saturday, February 9 Atlanta Hawks Girls Basketball Shooting Clinic and Motivational Speech
Who: Carla McGhee, Rushia Brown, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Development staff and 45 girls
Where: Philips Arena-Practice Court
When: 11a.m.