WNBA Honors Father-Daughter Relationships During 2010 Season



NEW YORK, June 1, 2010 -- The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will once again celebrate the special connection between dads and daughters by inviting them to experience female athleticism at its best. From special ticket promotions to themed in-arena events, WNBA Dads & Daughters will encourage fathers and daughters to spend quality time together while forging a lasting bond through the game of basketball.

“We can’t think of a better way to help encourage the special relationships shared between daughters and their fathers than by celebrating their strong bond at WNBA games this summer," said WNBA President Donna Orender. “In addition to providing great entertainment, we are also pleased to provide an opportunity for these families to build lifelong memories.”

The league’s 12 teams will host events throughout June and offer exciting promotions, special premiums, collectable items, basketball clinics, player appearances, and in-arena contests. Additional information can be found on WNBA.com or team websites.

Upcoming Dads & Daughters games include:

Atlanta Dream Sunday, June 13
Chicago Sky Sunday, June 27
Indiana Fever Saturday, June 19
Los Angeles Sparks Sunday, May 30
New York Liberty Friday, June 18
Phoenix Mercury Friday, June 18
San Antonio Silver Stars Friday, June 11
Seattle Storm Sunday, June 20
Tulsa Shock Saturday, June 19
Washington Mystics Saturday, June 19

In addition, the league will invite fans to post inspiring stories about their unique relationships with their fathers or daughters by blogging on WNBA Fan Voice (http://my.wnba.com), posting a video on Facebook (www.facebook.com/wnba), and/or leave an audio message on the WNBA SayNow voicemail line (877-910-WNBA).

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Dream vs. Mystics

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Liberty vs. Mercury

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Taurasi's Double-double

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