Ahead of its 22nd season, the WNBA launched “Take A Seat, Take A Stand.” Here’s what you need to know about the initiative.
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What is Take a Seat, Take a Stand?
Take a Seat, Take a Stand is the WNBA’s new women and girls empowerment program for its 2018 season. This season, WNBA fans’ tickets will do more than support women’s sports – they will support organizations that are changing the game for women and girls.
Which organizations is the WNBA partnering with for Take a Seat, Take a Stand?
The six national partner organizations for Take a Seat, Take a Stand are:
- Bright Pink, a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
- GLSEN, a national network of students, educators, parents and community leaders working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
- It’s On Us, a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
- MENTOR, the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring in the United States.
- Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men, and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
- The United State of Women, a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it.
In addition to these nonprofits, individual teams are also partnering with local organizations in their home cities (which will vary by team) that fans can also choose to support.
How did the WNBA select these partner organizations?
For the Take a Seat, Take a Stand program, the WNBA selected leading national organizations that are changing the game for women and girls, from promoting women’s health, to creating safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students, to working to prevent sexual assault.
Why did the WNBA launch Take a Seat, Take a Stand?
The WNBA was inspired to launch Take a Seat, Take a Stand by the millions of girls and women raising their voices in the current women’s movement. For over 22 years, the WNBA and its players have been on the front lines of progress for female empowerment, gender equality and LGBTQ rights, and the league has been a diverse and inclusive organization since its inception. With Take a Seat, Take a Stand, the WNBA is now taking it up a level by bringing the women’s movement into the arena and uniting as a league to take a stand.
How do people purchase Take a Seat, Take a Stand tickets?
To purchase tickets, visit www.wnba.com/takeastand, click on your favorite team’s logo, choose the organization you want to take a stand for, and select the ticket package you want to purchase. When you purchase your tickets, the WNBA will donate $5 per ticket to your selected organization, as well as a ticket to send a young woman or girl to a WNBA game, inspiring her by the strength, talent and leadership of the women of the WNBA. Fans can also choose to donate tickets directly to their preferred organization.
Which games and teams are Take a Seat, Take a Stand tickets available for?
All 12 WNBA teams are participating in Take a Seat, Take a Stand. To buy tickets and learn more about the campaign, please visit www.wnba.com/takeastand.
When does the WNBA season start and where will the games be broadcast?
The WNBA’s 2018-2019 season will tip off on Friday, May 18, with “WNBA All Day” – in which all 12 teams will be playing on one day – taking place on Sunday, May 20. WNBA games are broadcast on ESPN2, Twitter and NBA TV. To find out where to watch specific games, visit http://www.wnba.com/news/2018-wnba-national-tv-schedule/.