On May 10, 2006, the Indiana Fever took part in a Mother’s Day home building project in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity, in order to provide a single mother with a new home – to be given to her on Mother’s Day. The entire Fever team took part in the project as part of the WNBA’s 10 Years of Caring initiative. In honor of the Fever’s participation, and in recognition of the Fever and the WNBA’s community efforts, Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson has declared May 10, 2006 as “WNBA 10 Years of Caring Day,” in Indianapolis. The proclamation reads as follows:
Office of the Mayor
TO ALL TO WHOM THESE PRESENTS MAY COME, GREETINGS:
WHEREAS, this year, The Women’s National Basketball Association enters its 10th season as the most successful and longest-running professional women’s team sports league in U.S. history; and
WHEREAS, WNBA players take pride in their civic responsibility and strive to be role models for young girls and boys both on and off the court; and
WHEREAS, the WNBA has become the destination for the world’s most talented female basketball players; and
WHEREAS, in recognition of the WNBA’s 10th season, the Indiana Fever will support the Indianapolis community by assisting with a Habitat For Humanity Mother’s Day Build;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BART PETERSON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM MAY 10, 2006, TO BE
WNBA 10 YEARS OF CARING DAY
in the city of Indianapolis, and I ask all citizens to join me in this observation.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I HAVE HEREUNTO SET MY HAND AND CAUSED TO BE AFFIXED THE SEAL OF THE CITY OF INDIANAPOLIS ON THIS 10TH DAY OF MAY IN THE YEAR 2006.