BURN IT DOWN.
We landed on this tagline for many reasons.
On the court, we won’t look back. Playoff losses be damned, we believe in this team, our culture – the fact that we represent the incredible Mohegan Tribe and its rich history of strong women. They, along with the most dedicated fan base in the WNBA, drive us forward, showing up win or lose. A new season represents a new opportunity to hang the first WNBA championship banner in the rafters of Mohegan Sun Arena. We embrace that with gusto, pride and belief.
Off the court, we stand for change. For diversity. For strength. We represent equality every time we step on the court as professional athletes. The old stereotypes of what women should become, look like, sound like, dress like – we’re here to burn them all down – by the way we unapologetically work, speak up, love and live. We are showing the next generation of young girls, there are no boundaries.
So this season, woven into everything we do on and off the court, you’ll hear this message. Burn It Down. Because what was, is no more.
Burn It Down Blog
Each week we’ll feature those in our local community who are “Burning It Down” with social causes, their career or their life! Want to recommend someone? Click Here!
“One of my goals, when I was going through treatment, was that I wanted to get through everything because I seriously didn’t want to miss any of the Sun season. That was my goal.” – Read the Story HERE.
“I was always like, ‘Well why isn’t there a wheelchair basketball camp specifically?” Martin said. “When you say something like that people say, ‘Put your money where your mouth is,’ so we started that.” – Read the Story HERE.
“I feel really honored to have this opportunity to really make a difference in Connecticut. The most fun part for me is being able to help people in my home state. When I help people, it makes me feel really happy about myself because they’re happy as well.” – Read the Story HERE.
“You certainly come across people who think women should not be officers and they openly and loudly share their opinion,” Tanner said. “Most of the time it’s easy to shrug off, but every once and a while someone will get under your skin and you have to maintain your bearing and do your job.” – Read the Story HERE.
“I think with our units that we are creating for kids, there are opportunities for kids of any age to help make the world a better place. Which is totally what ‘Burn It Down’ is talking about as well.” – Read the Story HERE.
“Some people were in an abusive situation but weren’t sure until they heard my story,” Gallardo said. “That just told me, ‘There’s a need here for this.’ I just made the choice to meet that need.” – Read the Story HERE.
“I know I always feel a lot better when the work that I am doing is helping folks to try to make the world better,” – Read the Story HERE.
“The biggest obstacle is not having a lot of female role models in the sports industry,” Schulman said. “There’s a lot of entry-level females, there is some mid-level females, but there’s not a ton of executive management females. So not having anyone who’s blazed that trail for you previously, sometimes it’s hard to navigate how do you get there.” – Read the Story HERE.
“The safe route was to stay close to home and continue where I was comfortable. I stepped out of that comfort zone and it was really uncomfortable for a while, it was scary…At the end of the day, it was the greatest decision I ever made.” – Read the Story HERE.