Mystics Raise Over $26,000 for Breast Cancer Research
Proceeds to Benefit Inova Breast Care Institute
Washington, D.C- The Washington Mystics held the organization’s fifth annual breast health awareness auction on Sunday, September 16. The initiative raised over $26,000, bringing the event’s five-year total to more than $200,000. Proceeds from yesterday’s auction will benefit Inova Breast Care Institute, a division of Inova Health System, the team’s marquee partner.
“We are thrilled with the auction results and we are proud to contribute dollars to such an important cause,” Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. “Once again, our fans answered the call and helped raise money in the fight against breast cancer. Together with Inova, we will continue to work to eliminate this terrible disease.”
Items auctioned included a Team USA autographed basketball, a Washington Wizards Fan Pack, tickets to a Justin Bieber concert at Verizon Center and autographed game-worn jerseys from each of the 11 Mystics players.
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.
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.