April 1999

April 2: The Minnesota Lynx Blue Ribbon Committee, the Lynx' good-will ambassadors, announced that the Allina Foundation and the Minnesota Department of Health's Breast and Cervical Cancer Control program would be the recipients of the team's fundraising efforts for breast cancer research.

April 6: Selected four players in the 1999 WNBA Expansion Draft: forward Brandy Reed (Phoenix Mercury), guard Kim Williams (Utah Starzz), forward Octavia Blue (Los Angeles Sparks) and forward Adia Barnes (Sacramento Monarchs).

April 11: Minnesota Lynx players Kristin Folkl and Kim Williams along with Lynx broadcast members, Lea B. Olsen and Michele Tafoya, unveil the team's home and away jerseys at the Minnesota Timberwolves game versus the Detroit Pistons.



May 1999

May 1: Single-game and exhibition game tickets go on sale. The Lynx announce broadcast teams and television schedule. Locally, MSC will broadcast six games, while ESPN and Lifetime will each nationally broadcast one game. The MSC broadcast team is comprised of Lea B. Olsen and Michele Tafoya. KFAN-AM 1130 will be the radio home for all Lynx games, with Sean Grande serving as the team's broadcaster.

May 3: The WNBA allocated forward Katie Smith to Minnesota.

May 4: Selected five players in the 1999 WNBA Draft: Columbus Quest guard Tonya Edwards (first round, seventh overall), WNBL forward Trisha Fallon (second round, 19th overall), Columbus Quest forward Andrea Lloyd Curry (third round, 31st overall), Columbus Quest guard Sonja Tate (fourth round, 43rd overall) and Columbus Quest forward Angie Potthoff (fourth round, 49th overall).

May 10-11: Open team tryouts are held at Concordia University with more than 180 participants.

May 14: The WNBA allocated the following players to Minnesota: forward Carol Ann Shudlick, guard Jamie Redd, forward Charmin Smith, forward DeMya Walker and guard Itoro Umoh.

May 14: Training camp opens at the 98th Street Northwest Athletic Club.

May 17: Waived forward Carol Ann Shudlick and guard Jamie Redd.

May 19: Waived forward DeMya Walker and guard Itoro Umoh.

May 21: Waived forward Octavia Blue.

May 26: The WNBA allocated guard Annie LaFleur to Minnesota.



June 1999

June 1: The WNBA allocated guard Shelley Sandie to Minnesota.

June 4: The Lynx host the team's first WNBA contest as they play the Orlando Miracle in a preseason game at the Midwest Wireless Civic Center in Mankato, Minn. Orlando wins 80-76.

June 5: Allina Hospitals & Clinics and the Minnesota Lynx hold the first "Great Basketball Dribble." The event is a walk/dribble fundraiser through downtown Minneapolis with proceeds benefiting breast cancer research in Minnesota.

June 8: Waived guard Kim Williams.

June 9: Waived guard Shelley Sandie.

June 12: The Lynx open the 1999 WNBA regular season with a 68-51 victory over the Detroit Shock at Target Center. Guard Tonya Edwards scores the franchise's first points as 12,122 fans attended the first regular-season Lynx game.

June 14: The Lynx defeat the Utah Starzz 78-54 at Target Center. With the victory, the Lynx become the first WNBA expansion team in history to start its inaugural season 2-0.



July 1999

July 8: Guard Tonya Edwards is named to the Western Conference team for the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game at New York's Madison Square Garden on July 14.

July 14: Guard Tonya Edwards scores seven points in 15 minutes at the inaugural WNBA All-Star Game at New York's Madison Square Garden.



September 1999

Sept. 29: The Lynx raised $163,993 in 1999 for Minnesota breast cancer research foundations.



October 1999

Oct. 27: Traded forward Adia Barnes, guard Tonya Edwards and forward Trisha Fallon to the Phoenix Mercury for center Marlies Askamp, forward Angela Aycock and guard Kristi Harrower.



December 1999

Dec. 15: Seattle selected two Lynx players in the 2000 WNBA Expansion Draft: forward Angela Aycock (third round, 10th overall) and forward Charmin Smith (sixth round, 23rd overall).


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