2013 WNBA ALL-STAR BALLOTING PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE TIPS OFF ON JUNE 16
NEW YORK, June 13, 2013 –2013 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile will launch on Sunday, June 16 at 5 p.m. ET. The Connecticut Sun will host the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game for the third time in franchise history. ABC will nationally broadcast the game, which will take place on Saturday, July 27, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
“Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2013 is a celebration of the greatest women’s basketball players in the world and a showcase event for fans of the WNBA,” said WNBA President Laurel J. Richie. “I can’t think of a better way to engage with our fans than to have them select the All-Star starting lineups.”
“Boost Mobile is excited to partner with the WNBA on the selection process for the Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star Game,” said Steve Gaffney, vice president-Corporate Marketing, Boost Mobile. “We encourage all fans to get out there and cast a vote for their favorite players.”
The 60 players included on the ballot represent all 12 WNBA teams. Voters are asked to select two guards and three frontcourt players (forwards and/or centers) from each conference. A write-in option is also available, allowing fans to choose players not listed on the ballot.
2013 WNBA All-Star Balloting presented by Boost Mobile allows fans worldwide to vote daily for their favorite players. Fans can cast their votes in a variety of ways, including on wnba.com, on mobile devices by visiting wnba.com/asb, on any wireless carrier, and on the WNBA Center Court presented by Boost Mobile app. Balloting will conclude at midnight ET on July 14.
Fans will be able to share their All-Star picks with friends on Facebook and followers on Twitter, and encourage others to cast their ballots.
The WNBA will announce the starters on ESPN2 on July 18 during the nationally televised game featuring the Phoenix Mercury at the Los Angeles Sparks. Reserves will be announced on ESPN2 on July 23, during the game between the New York Liberty and the Indiana Fever.
Individual tickets are available to the general public at Ticketmaster locations, including by phone at 1.800.745.3000, or online at ticketmaster.com or connecticutsun.com. Tickets can also be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Box Office from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily.
The WNBA did not hold an All-Star Game in 2012 as the league halted play for one month, allowing players to participate in the London Olympics. The 2011 All-Star Game took place in San Antonio with East prevailing 118-113. The game featured a record 10 first-time All-Stars and was marked by a halftime ceremony honoring the top 15 players in the 15-year history of the WNBA. Seattle's Cash led the West with 21 points and 12 rebounds and was named MVP for the second time. She joined Lisa Leslie as the only other player with multiple WNBA All-Star MVP awards. Cash also earned the honor in 2009.
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About the WNBA
The WNBA – which features 12 teams and is the most successful women’s professional team sports league in the world – is a unique global sports property combining competition, sportsmanship, and entertainment value with its status as an icon for social change, achievement, and diversity. The league, which counts Boost Mobile as its league wide marquee partner, tipped off its 17th season on May 24, 2013. Through WNBA Cares, the WNBA is deeply committed to creating programs that improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on programs that promote a healthy lifestyle and positive body image, increase breast and women’s health awareness, support youth and family development, and focus on education. For more information on the WNBA, log on to www.wnba.com.
The 2013 WNBA All-Star Ballot presented by Boost Mobile includes the following players:
|Atlanta Dream||Tiffany Hayes||Erika de Souza|
|Armintie Herrington||Sancho Lyttle|
|Chicago Sky||Epiphanny Prince||Swin Cash|
|Courtney Vandersloot||Elena Delle Donne|
|Connecticut Sun||Allison Hightower||Tina Charles|
|Kara Lawson||Kalana Greene|
|Indiana Fever||Katie Douglas||Tamika Catchings|
|Briann January||Erlana Larkins|
|New York Liberty||Essence Carson||Kelsey Bone|
|Cappie Pondexter||Kara Braxton|
|Washington Mystics||Matee Ajavon||Monique Currie|
|Ivory Latta||Kia Vaughn|
|Los Angeles Sparks||Lindsey Harding||Alana Beard|
|Kristi Toliver||Nneka Ogwumike|
|Minnesota Lynx||Seimone Augustus||Rebekkah Brunson|
|Lindsay Whalen||Janel McCarville|
|Phoenix Mercury||Samantha Prahalis||DeWanna Bonner|
|Diana Taurasi||Candice Dupree|
|San Antonio Silver Stars||Becky Hammon||Jayne Appel|
|Danielle Robinson||Shameka Christon|
|Delisha Milton Jones|
|Seattle Storm||Temeka Johnson||Camille Little|
|Tanisha Wright||Noelle Quinn|
|Tulsa Shock||Skylar Diggins||Liz Cambage|
|Candice Wiggins||Roneeka Hodges|