Detroit Shock Fan’s Design to be Worn on Court During Warm-ups by the Team

WNBA and Adidas Announce Winners for I-Design Contest

Auburn Hills, MI - The Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and adidas announced today that Jenna Blackburn, Detroit Shock fan, and Minster, OH native is one of the winners of the WNBA i-design contest. The contest gave fans the opportunity to put their creative skills to the test and design a shooting shirt to be worn on court this season by their favorite WNBA stars.

Fifteen entries were selected to be made into actual adidas shooting shirts, one winning design for each of the 14 WNBA teams. The Detroit Shock players will don Blackburn's design on Fan Appreciation Night, September 11 when the Shock take on the Washington Mystics at 7:30 at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

In creating the winning design for the Shock Blackburn also earned herself two tickets to attend a WNBA game, a special version of their shooting shirt autographed by the team as well as an adidas prize pack.

A separate winning league-wide design will be worn during the WNBA Finals. Megan Farley from Universal City, Texas created the winning design, inspired by her mother, a season ticketholder of the San Antonio Silver Stars. Farley incorporated all 14 WNBA team logos and united them together within the outline of the WNBA logo. As the grand prize winner, Farley will receive a trip for two to a WNBA Finals game.

"Giving fans an opportunity to design a piece of authentic on-court apparel and see their designs worn by their favorite WNBA players elevates the fan experience to a whole different level," said WNBA President Donna Orender. "Through the WNBA i-design program we have been able to make our fans feel more deeply engaged in the game they love."

Fans were able to go to WNBA.com and rate and comment on each submitted design. Winning design submissions were then determined by a panel of WNBA and adidas representatives. They will be manufactured by adidas, the Official Outfitter of the WNBA, and worn during each team's Fan Appreciation Night. T-shirts based on the winning designs will also be created and made available for purchase in arenas and on wnbastore.com, while supplies last.

To see the winners' designs or for more information, log onto www.wnba.com/idesign.

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