Medders Pledges Donation For Heart Healthy Night

News Release | May 4, 2007
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    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever rookie Lyndsey Medders has pledged to donate $14 to the Community Health Network Foundation, for every point the Fever scores in its Heart Healthy Night preseason opener, Saturday night (6:00 p.m.), against the Seattle Storm. The significance of her $14 per point contribution? Medders has worn No. 14 on her jersey since she was in high school.

    Her parents, Mardy and John Medders of Los Angeles, and extended family, will at least match her donation, expecting a donation of roughly $2,000. The contribution toward research and the fight against heart disease is a cause that is particularly close to the family’s interests.

    The Indiana Fever will donate $3 from every $10 general admission ticket that is purchased for the game.

    Medders was the Fever’s second-round draft pick a month ago. The point guard from Iowa State will participate in Saturday’s preseason opener at Conseco Fieldhouse while her senior classmates in Ames, Iowa, are conducting commencement exercises. The game is highlighted locally by former Purdue teammates Katie Gearlds (Seattle) and Erin Lawless (Indiana), but Medders will have a fan club of her own. Approximately 60 girls basketball players from the All-Iowa Attack, a collection of four AAU teams whom she has helped coach and who are participating in an AAU Super Regional tournament in nearby Plainfield, will attend Saturday’s game.

    The Fever will participate in two additional preseason games – May 10 vs. Los Angeles (7:00 p.m.) and May 15 at Chicago (8:00 p.m.) - before opening the regular season against the Minnesota Lynx, May 19 (7:00 p.m.) at Conseco Fieldhouse.

    Single-game tickets for all Fever home games may be purchased at the Conseco Fieldhouse Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations or FeverBasketball.com. For season ticket information, call (317) 917-2500.


    For additional information on the Indiana Fever, contact:
    Kevin Messenger, Director of Media Relations: (317) 917-2844 or kmessenger@pacers.com Tim Edwards, Public Information Assistant: (317) 917-2853 or tedwards@pacers.com