MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL Ė As a part of WNBA Cares Week, the Minnesota Lynx will begin its Lynx Cares Season Kickoff on Friday, May 2. During Lynx Cares, the Lynx will highlight the organizationís continued commitment to the community through programs which focus on education, youth, family development, health and wellness throughout the Twin Cities.
The first event is Friday, May 2nd as Maya Moore will host a Reading Time-Out at Jefferson Elementary School in Minneapolis from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Moore will be reading to a group of 30-40 students as part of the teamís Read to Achieve program. She will talk about the importance of reading and working hard to the group before handing out Lynx prizes and posters to the students, while posing for pictures with the group.
On Tuesday, May 13th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., the Lynx will hold their second annual Tip-A-Lynx event sponsored by Coors Light. Hosted at Champps in Minnetonka, the entire Lynx team and coaching staff will be waiting on fans' tables and pouring their drinks in order to raise money for a good cause. In addition, the players will be competing against each other to earn the most tips by signing autographs, taking pictures and waiting on fans. A portion of the food and beverage (non-alcoholic) will go to support the Lynx Foundation & the Lynx FastBreak Foundation.
The final event of Lynx Cares Month will be Wednesday, May 28th as members of the Lynx staff will be participating in a park cleaning event at Lake of the Isles in Minneapolis. Staff members will be doing gardening work including weeding, garden clean-up and mulching. Staff will also be going around the lake and picking up trash.
The 2013 WNBA Champion Lynx will tip off the 2014 season on the road at Washington on Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. The 2014 home opener will be on Sunday, May 18 vs. Connecticut at 4 p.m., which will feature a historic ring ceremony and championship banner raising for the 2013 WNBA Champions. Full-season and half-season memberships are available by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/lynxtix or by calling 612-673-8400.