Mystics & CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield raise $14,400 for March of Dimes

WASHINGTON, D.C.–The Washington Mystics and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) raised $14,400 this season for the March of Dimes through the Community 3’s initiative. As the sponsor of the Community 3’s initiative, CareFirst donated $100 for every three-pointer made by a Mystics player in 2012. Matee Ajavon and Noelle Quinn led the way for Washington, each hitting 31 three-pointers.

In the last two years, the Mystics and CareFirst have donated over $30,000 to charities in the metropolitan area. This year’s recipient, the March of Dimes, is an organization dedicated to preventing birth defects and lowering infant mortality.

About CareFirst
In its 75th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company that, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to about 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. Through its CareFirst Commitment initiative and other public mission activities, CareFirst supports efforts to increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit www.carefirst.com.

About the Washington Mystics
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.