Remember When Archive: December 10-14

December 14, 2012

Remember when the Chicago Sky celebrated the 40th Anniversary of Title IX by recognizing nine female leaders, coaches and advocates who exemplified the success of this important legislation. The list of notable women included Margaret Stender, chairwoman, former president and CEO of the Chicago Sky; Amy Skeen, president and CEO of Girls in the Game; Lisa Cole, founder of the Chicago Force; Peg Kopec, volleyball coach at St. Francis High School in Wheaton; Ramelia Williams, former Chicago director of Go Girl Go!; Maria Wynne, CEO for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana; and Lt. Governor Sheila Simon. Title IX Teamers Sarah Spain, ESPN/ESPNW contributor and reporter and Julie Foudy, former member of USA Women’s Soccer Team were also recognized but unable to attend.

Click here to look back at the Sky’s Title IX celebration

December 13, 2012

Remember when Sylvia Fowles and Swin Cash suited up for Team USA to participate in their second Olympic games in London this summer and came home with the gold! Team USA defeated Croatia, Angola, Turkey, Czech Republic, China, Canada, Australia on their way to the gold medal game against France which they won 86-50.

Both players returned to Chicago to join their Sky teammates after being away for a month and took the court against the Atlanta Dream where Sky fans gave them a standing ovation as they showed off their gold medals before tip off.

Click here for photos of Swin and Sylvia with their gold medals.

December 12, 2012

Remember when ESPN Chicago and the Sky players, coaches, staff gathered together at Joe’s Bar on Weed Street to enjoy an afternoon of fun, food and basketball and cheer on our Olympians Sylvia Fowles and Swin Cash as Team USA took on Australia in the Semi Final game of the 2012 London Olympics.

Fans mingled with the Sky players, enjoyed a complimentary lunch and won some great Sky prizes while cheering Big Syl and Swin to the victory and a place in the gold medal game.

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December 11, 2012

Remember when Le’coe Willingham and Carolyn Swords spent the afternoon attending the American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) overnight camp at the YMCA Camp Duncan in Ingleside, IL. As part of the Sky’s partnership with ADA and Sanofi US, Carolyn and Le’coe, hosted a Dribble to Stop Diabetes basketball event for 140 campers. The week long camp is designed to allow kids with diabetes to have a good time in a safe environment and meet other kids that they can relate to.

Click here to see photos from the Dribble to Stop Diabetes Clinic.

December 10, 2012

Remember when Ticha Penicheiro traded in her gym shoes for heels to walk the run way for charity this summer. Ticha, a fashion lover, participated in The New Look of Leadership: A Fashion Event Benefitting YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Ticha underwent fittings and worked with a stylist to decide on her final look. She took along fellow “fashionista” and team mate Shay Murphy to watch and cheer for her as she took to the run way in Bloomingdales. Could this be Ticha’s new profession now that she’s retired…we’ll just have to wait and see.

Click here to see photos from Ticha’s runway experience.

We want to share your favorite moments from the 2012 Sky season. Email your moment and/or any photos to mhenstock@chicagosky.net and we will “Remember When…” with one of your moment’s on ChicagoSky.net every day

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