President Barack Obama to Honor 2009 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury at White House

-- WNBA and Phoenix Mercury Join Let’s Move Initiative to Promote
Fitness and Healthy Eating among the Nation’s Youth —

NEW YORK, July 15, 2010 – President Barack Obama will honor the 2009 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury for their accomplishments both on and off the court at a ceremony at the White House on Monday, July 19, 2010.

Immediately following the ceremony, the WNBA and the Mercury will host a special WNBA Fit Clinic and join forces with Let’s Move! – a national campaign led by First Lady Michelle Obama to solve the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation so that kids born today reach adulthood at a healthy weight.

The entire team, along with WNBA Legend, Community Ambassador and fitness expert, Jennifer Azzi, will promote fitness, nutrition, and self-confidence to 30 kids from YMCA National Capital branch through interactive stations and positive messaging. WNBA FIT is part of the league’s social responsibility initiative, WNBA Cares, which supports educational programming, promotes hands-on community service and inspires young people and women of all ages to learn about the importance of physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

More »

Video

Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings Support Lauren Hill

Last week, Lauren Hill of Mount St. Joseph University courageously took the floor for her first college game, refusing to let an inoperable brain tumor keep her from achieving her dream – and WNBA stars Elena Delle Donne and Tamika Catchings were on hand to lend their support.

All-Access: NBA All-Star Relay

To promote healthy living, the NBA teamed up with New York Road Runners for the first-ever marathon relay.

Hammon Makes Coaching Debut

Becky Hammon makes history as the first woman to be a full time NBA coach.

USA Basketball Women’s National Team: Capturing the Gold

An all access look at the team’s journey through the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women culminating in their gold medal win

Nneka Ogwumike and Breanna Stewart: Off Day in Istanbul

During a break in their busy game schedule, Nneka Ogwumike and Breanna Stewart took a tour through Istanbul’s world famous spice market