Shock to Also Host Basketball Clinic and Take on San Antonio in a WNBA Finals Rematch

Detroit Shock Feeds 400 Needy Families as Part of their Visit to Traverse City

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The 2008 WNBA Champion Detroit Shock will host a Feed the Children (FTC) truck delivery for needy families, a position based girl’s basketball clinic, followed by the Detroit Shock vs. San Antonio Silver Stars preseason game. The event will coincide with the Shock 2009 “Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Basketball Classic” preseason game and clinic in Traverse City.

On Friday, May 29 from 4:30-6:30 p.m., the Shock organization will deliver food and personal care items to Traverse City families in critical need thanks to money raised by the 2009 Pistons Care Telethon in support of FTC. The entire Shock team will distribute the goods to hundreds of families from the Women’s Resource Center for the Grand Traverse. The distribution takes place at the Anderson Warehouse 1732 Barlow, Traverse City, MI 49686.

Funding for the food and supplies came from the Pistons Care Telethon, a 17-hour event highlighted by the telecast of the Detroit Pistons game on March 11 at The Palace. The telethon raised more than $450,000 in pledges, which will be used to sustain more than 25,000 families in critical need in the state of Michigan.

On Saturday, the Shock host a three-hour girl’s basketball clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Traverse City West High School where players and coaches give hands-on instruction to participants who afterwards get to see the team in action in a 2008 WNBA Finals rematch versus San Antonio at 7:00 p.m. The cost to register for the Traverse City Detroit Shock Basketball Clinic is $100. General admission tickets to only the game are $15.

“Any time we get the chance to display the finest women's basketball in the world to a new audience, we take it,” said Detroit Shock Chief Operating Officer, Craig Turnbull. “Traverse City affords us the opportunity to show off the incredible skills of our championship players to many fans that have never seen a live WNBA game.”

To register for the girl’s basketball clinic or for tickets for the “Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Basketball Classic” please call 248-377-8614. Tickets for preseason and regular season Shock games are available online at www.DetroitShock.com or by phone at 248-377-0100.

TRAVERSE CITY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Day Date Event Time
Fri. May 29 Food drop at Anderson Warehouse for Women’s Resource Center 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Sat. May 30 Shock Basketball Clinic at Traverse City West High School 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sat. May 30 Doors open at Traverse City West High School 6 p.m.
Sat. May 30 Detroit Shock vs. San Antonio Silver Stars 7 p.m.