WASHINGTON MYSTICS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ASHLEY AND WYNONNA JUDD TO HOST YOUTHAIDS FORUM ON JULY 27 AT THE VERIZON CENTER INCLUDING POST-GAME PERFORMANCE BY WYNONNA

WASHINGTON, D.C. � The Washington Mystics Foundation is proud to partner with YouthAIDS to create YouthAIDS Day at the Washington Mystics. The celebrity event will bring together upwards of a thousand local teens to participate in a day-long event beginning with a town hall meeting about AIDS, followed by the game featuring the Washington Mystics versus the Chicago Sky, and ending with a concert by country music legend Wynonna Judd.

The YouthAIDS Youth forum, which will take place from 3:00pm � 5:00pm, will be hosted by YouthAIDS Global Ambassador Ashley Judd and YouthAIDS Music Ambassador Wynonna Judd, and a panel of peer educators from DC based Metro Teen AIDS with the assistance of Hip Hop forum hosts Adimu and Kira Means. Participants will be educated about the current AIDS crisis in the Washington DC and around the world and will meet young people their age living with HIV. Moderators Ashley and Wynonna Judd will facilitate dialogue among the youth and help to deliver AIDS information in easy to understand ways.

Tickets to both the game and the post-game concert can be purchased for the same price by calling 1-877-DC Hoop1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com. Part of the proceeds will go to support the work of Youth Aids.

The Youth AIDS forum is one in a series of Hip Hop Forums, developed by the Washington Mystics Foundation to promote meaningful dialogue among the city�s youth.

For additional information about the Mystics, visit the web site, www.washingtonmystics.com. For more information about Youth AIDS, log onto www.youthaids.org.

The Washington Mystics Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering and improving the health and well-being of youth in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. The efforts of the Foundation shall serve as a model for health and wellness programs not only in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area but across the nation with its innovative and creative approach.

YouthAIDS, an education and prevention initiative of PSI, uses media, pop culture, music, theatre and sport to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and reach 600 million young people in more than 60 countries with life-saving messages, products, services and care.