In conjunction with the WNBA's Inspiring Women platform, for the second straight year the Minnesota Lynx will be honoring women in the state of Minnesota who inspire, motivate and encourage others through personal and professional leadership. Beginning in June, the Lynx will honor one woman per month during the season who exemplifies these traits. Each winner will be awarded a team-autographed basketball in an on-court presentation and receive recognition on LynxBasketball.com in hopes that her story will inspire others. Please fill out the nomination form below if you know of someone that devotes her life to motivating those around her. View All Inspiring Women Winners,
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Dorothy McIntyre, an educator who has spent her entire professional career working toward advancing girls' and women's athletics in the state of Minnesota. She also recently co-authored a book titled "Daughters of the Game," which chronicles the history of girls basketball in Minnesota from 1891-1942.
August Winner | Capt. Tara Robertson
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Capt. Tara Robertson, an officer in the Minnesota National Guard who has participated in 280 missions overseas while deployed in Afghanistan. Robertson is a Combat Action Badge recipient and has spent eight years in the military.
July Winner | Dr. Nicole LaVoi
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Dr. Nicole LaVoi. LaVoi, a senior lecturer in the University of Minnesota's School of Kinesiology. She is also the Associate Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport at the U of M, which is an interdisciplinary research center leading to the pioneering effort examining how sport and physical activity affects the lives of girls and women, their families and their communities. LaVoi is a co-founder of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium, which helps parents, coaches and administrators understand their role in creating healthy, fan-friendly environments for youth sport opportunities.
June Winner | Natalie Ginter
Submitted by Lydia Noll: Read nomination entry.
As part of our Inspiring Women platform, the Minnesota Lynx would like to honor Natalie Ginter. Ginter is the Community Engagement Manager for the South Region of Allina Health where she is responsible for managing the hospitals philanthropy activities, as well as partnering with area communities and residents to support their vision for health that focuses on environmental changes, policies and more that promote healthy, active living. In her spare time she serves as Vice President of United Way of Faribault and as a board member for So How Are the Children.