Reigning WNBA Rookie of the Year Jewell Loyd can now see her name up in lights in Times Square.
The Seattle Storm guard is featured in a new 32-story, three-panel LED billboard advocating for dyslexia New York City. According to a press release from mentoring organization Eye to Eye, Loyd discovered at age 12 that she has dyslexia and is the first celebrity athlete to share her dyslexia story in Times Square.
WNBA Rookie of the Year Jewell Loyd and Eye to Eye launch our #ShareAbility campaign in Times Square this week. Now that she's shared her story — 32 stories high! — She's encouraging everyone with a learning disability to do the same. #dyslexia @jewellloyd @wnba @timessquarenyc #LearnOn #LDProudToBe
“I believe that sharing my story is one of the most powerful things I can do,” Loyd said.
After being selected out of Notre Dame with the No. 1 pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft, Loyd is expected to step into the spotlight even more in 2016. The Storm again landed the No. 1 overall pick and are in position to build one of the league’s up-and-coming rosters.