“Remember when the Sky players participated in on-camera interviews and tested their acting skills in front of the camera as we put them in front of the bright lights and green screen to create video content for the 2012 season. We wanted to share with our fans some of the behind the scenes action that our photographer captured when players are trying to follow scripts, handle props, work with Sky Guy and his crazy antics and get it all right in just a few takes. The Sky has some players who thrive when they get the chance to play actor and be in front of the camera and as you can see the players are always busy working behind the scenes when they are not on-court practicing.”
November 15, 2012
Remember when the Sky partnered with Samaritans Feet for the 2012 WNBA Week of Service. The Chicago Sky, its foundation – Sky Cares and the Chicago Sky Legacy Partners joined Samaritans Feet and spent an afternoon in the Austin community where they provided one thousand pairs of shoes and socks for children in need. Sky players, coaches, staff and volunteers washed children’s feet before lacing them up with a brand new pair of shoes. This event enforced not only the Chicago Sky’s, but the entire WNBA’s mission of helping to improve the quality of life for all people, with a special emphasis on promoting health and fitness.
“To know that one thousand Chicago children will be directly impacted and have the footwear they need for protection, school and play because of ‘Shoes of Hope’ is a true inspiration to our team,” noted Chicago Sky General Manager and Head Coach Pokey Chatman. “The Chicago Sky and our Foundation, Sky Cares is honored to be working with Samaritan’s Feet and to be participating in such an influential program.”
Click here for more information on Sky Cares and how you can make a difference in the lives of the youth of Chicago.
“Remember when the 2012 Sky players and coaches gathered for Media Day at Sachs Recreation Center. This was the first time that new additions to the team Le’coe Willingham, Ticha Penicheiro, Swin Cash and Ruth Riley put on the Sky uniform. Players spent the morning posing in front of the camera, conducting interviews with members of the media and then there was a lot of behind the scenes fun as the Sky players showed they were not shy when there was a camera around.”
“Remember when the Sky hosted their press conference at the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School to announce the festivities to take place in 2012 to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Title IX. Sky Chairwoman Margaret Stender was joined by the CEO of Girls in the Game Amy Skeen and former College Basketball player and Program Director of Girls in the Game Melissa Parker and YWLCS Board President Deborah Sawyer who explained to the audience why Title IX was such an important law and how there is still much work to be done to ensure future generations continue to benefit and have the chance to follow their dreams academically and athletically.”
“Remember when we laid the brand new Sky court for the first time, ready for the 2012 season. The new court was made by Action Floor Systems. Watch this time lapse video and see the behind the scenes action that goes into putting down the court.”