INOVA AND WASHINGTON MYSTICS TO CONTINUE MARQUEE PARTNERSHIP

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Washington Mystics announced today that the team will continue their marquee partnership with Inova for a second consecutive year. Mystics players will again wear Inova’s name and logo on the front of their home and away jerseys, shooting shirts and community apparel during the upcoming 2012 WNBA season. New to the partnership is Inova’s involvement with the team’s annual Breast Health Awareness Game to be held on Sunday, September 16, at 4:00 p.m. The Mystics have raised over $180,000 for breast cancer initiatives over the past four seasons.

“The Inova/Mystics partnership works to build healthy communities by focusing on individual health and disease prevention,” commented Rod Williams, Vice President of Community Affairs, Inova Health System. “Together, offering and promoting wellness programs and initiatives empowering individuals to take charge of their lives, we are positively impacting the health of the Metropolitan region.”

Inova will remain the presenting partner of the Washington Mystics and Wizards Youth Basketball Camps and will receive co-branding on signage pertaining to camps and clinics, in-arena recognition at all Mystics and Wizards home games and presence in marketing and social media platforms.

“We are pleased to continue our marquee partnership with Inova,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “Our organizations remain committed to improving the overall health of the greater Washington, D.C. region and we are particularly focused on the health issues affecting children and women. With this thought in mind, we are excited to continue our healthy lifestyle program for youth this season while we look forward to raising dollars for the Inova Breast Care Institute for the first time through our annual jersey auction.”

About Inova
Inova Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Inova provides a healthy environment for its patients, families, visitors, staff and physicians by prohibiting tobacco use on its campuses.

About the Washington Mystics
Celebrating their 15th season, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The group also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.