Mystics Players to Wear Pink Jerseys for Breast Health Awareness Game

WHO: Washington Mystics & Sibley Memorial Hospital
WHAT: Breast Health Awareness Night
WHEN: Sunday, August 30th 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Verizon Center | Washington Mystics vs. Minnesota Lynx

Washington, D.C. – Sibley Memorial Hospital has partnered with the Washington Mystics to raise awareness and money for underserved and uninsured women in the metropolitan area with breast cancer. Sibley Memorial Hospital is the team’s official healthcare provider and the presenting sponsor of the Mystics’ Breast Health Awareness Game which will be held on August 30 at 4:00 p.m. and will feature the Minnesota Lynx. Mystics fans are encouraged to participate in a pink out by wearing pink clothing to celebrate the day.

In celebration of the Breast Health Awareness Game, the first 5,000 fans to arrive will receive pink t-shirts courtesy of Sibley. As part of the day’s festivities, breast cancer survivors will be honored guests at the game, compliments of Sibley and the Mystics. Following the game, fans will have a chance to bid on numerous sports experiences and memorabilia from teams and athletes from the metropolitan area as well as the WNBA. Washington Mystics players will wear pink jerseys that will also be part of the post game auction. Last season, the Mystics raised over $37,000 for the Sullivan Center for Breast Health at Sibley Memorial.

Serving Washington, DC since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services.

Season tickets for the 2009 and 2010 seasons as well as group tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.