November 4, 2003

Silver Stars Donate $135,000 To Local Breast Health Charities

The San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA announced today that they raised $135,000 during their inaugural season to donate to five local breast health charities. One dollar from every ticket sold during the Silver Stars first season in San Antonio was earmarked for breast health awareness.

The Alamo Breast Cancer Foundation, the American Cancer Society, the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Women Involved in Nuturing, Giving, Sharing, Inc. (WINGS) each received $27,000 from the Silver Stars in their commitment to help with breast health awareness.

The Silver Stars Breast Health Awareness program focused on educating the public about the importance on the early detection of breast cancer. During the season the Silver Stars held a Breast Health Awareness Night where they distributed breast health information to fans, recognized local breast cancer survivors during a pre-game ceremony and held an auction of autographed Silver Stars memorabilia. Silver Stars players also wore Breast Health Awareness T-shirts instead of their normal warm-ups during the pre-game activities.

The Silver Stars also participated in the WNBA.comís Breast Health Awareness Auction where fans had the chance to bid on their favorite team items. All of the proceeds from these items, including All-Star memorabilia and WNBA autographed jerseys and balls, went to benefit the WNBAís Breast Health Awareness partners.

San Antonio wrapped up its 2003 season back on August 23, but the Silver Stars will continue to be active the Alamo Area community during the off-season. Players and coaches will be participating in Read to Achieve events and will also be making appearances during the Spurs/Pizza Hut Drug Free Youth Basketball League.