WNBA and Phoenix Mercury to Host Community and Media Events During Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014

NEW YORK, July 14, 2014 – In anticipation of Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014, the WNBA and the Phoenix Mercury will host a number of community and media events leading up to the big game. All-Star events tip off with a special unveiling of a new street sign on Tuesday, July 15, and culminate with the All-Star Game on Saturday, July 19.

Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 – which will feature the most talented and dedicated women’s basketball players in in the world – will broadcast live on ESPN on Saturday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. PT from US Airways Center. The 2014 game will mark the second time the All-Star Game will be hosted by the Phoenix Mercury. The team also hosted the event in 2000.

In addition to the excitement on the court and in the community, the Mercury will make a special presentation and monetary donation to a local military organization during the All-Star Game. The presentation and donation are part of the Mercury’s “All-Stars and Stripes” program, which benefits local military heroes and their families. Fans can purchase tickets for the All-Star Game online by visiting phoenixmercury.com/allstar.

Please find a Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 schedule of events and media opportunities below:

Tuesday, July 15:

● “All-Star Way” Street Sign Unveiling
Mercury President Jason Rowley, guard Diana Taurasi and City of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton will host a special event to unveil “All-Star Way.” The new street sign will be placed at the intersection of 1st Street and Jefferson Street, facing west, and will be on display throughout the week.

*Open to the general public and media*

Location/Time: US Airways Center (SE corner of 1st Street and Jefferson Street)
201 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
9 a.m. PT

Friday, July 18:

● WNBA Cares Basketball Clinic Select 2014 WNBA All-Stars will host a basketball clinic for 65 youth from Boys and Girls Clubs around the Valley. WNBA All-Stars will educate students on healthy eating and exercise habits, and guide them through a variety of stations and drills that include dribbling, defense, passing and shooting drills, among other activities.

*Open to credentialed media, closed to the general public*

Location/Time: US Airways Center (main court)
201 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
9:30 – 10:45 a.m. PT

Friday, July 18:

● WNBA East and West All-Star Open Practices WNBA fans of all ages can get a sneak peek of the East and West WNBA All-Stars as they prepare for the big game during a pair of open and free-of-charge practices. The East All-Stars are scheduled for 3-3:45 p.m. PT, while the West All-Stars are slated for 4:15-5 p.m. PT. [Media availability will take place between practices starting at 3:45 p.m. PT]

*Open to the general public and credentialed media*

Location/Time: US Airways Center (main court)
201 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
3 – 5 p.m. PT

Friday, July 18:

● All-Star Fan Fest As host of Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014, the Phoenix Mercury invites Valley residents and visitors to attend All-Star Fan Fest. Fans in attendance will enjoy appearances from Mercury and Suns entertainers, performances by live local bands, and special giveaways throughout the evening. The Fan Fest will feature family-friendly activities such as bounce houses, a sport court, and a Flow Rider, a large outdoor surfing wave. The event is free and open to the public.

*Open to general public and media*

Location/Time: CityScape (Central Ave.)
1 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
4 – 9 p.m. PT

Saturday, July 19:

● Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 Fans are invited to see the world’s greatest female basketball players on one court for Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014. Individual tickets are still available and start at just $20. For every All-Star Game ticket sold, the Mercury will donate $1 to its “All-Stars and Stripes” program benefiting local military heroes and their families.

Location/Time: US Airways Center
201 E. Jefferson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
12:30 p.m. PT

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