To create year-round programming, messaging and activation via team and player outlets to eradicate racism and reverse systemic oppression in Black and Brown communities in Connecticut and throughout New England. This page will be continually updated with social reform resources.
Freethrows for Change
Every freethrow made by the Sun during the 2020 season (regular season and postseason) will result in a $5 donation towards the overall effort via the Connecticut Sun Foundation. All freethrows made in the fourth quarter by the Sun during the season will double the donation to $10 each.
Following the season, the Sun will auction off game-worn and individually signed jerseys via the DASH app. All game jerseys feature Breonna Taylor’s name under each respective Sun player name. The recognition of Taylor, who on March 13, was shot eight times and killed by police in her Kentucky home, is part of an overall effort by WNBA players to recognize women who have died due to alleged police brutality or racial injustice.
Change Can’t Wait Shirts
$20, with net proceeds of $15 per shirt going to the overall fundraising effort. Sun players will be consulted to provide direction on what organizations will receive the funds raised throughout the season.
LOCAL BLACK-OWNED BUSINESSES
Featured Business of the Month:
Located in West Hartford and Avon, CT.
Intense circuit-style interval workout combining weight training, treadmills, and heavy bag boxing. The signature workout paired with the high-intensity playlists and live entertainment provide the motivation needed to build lean muscle, melt away fat, and transform your body’s composition. No single class is the same, keeping the workout fresh, unpredictable, and most importantly effective. All skill levels + abilities welcome.
Black Lives Matter: Also has local chapters.
James M. Mosley
-Served in the US Navy as a Senior Chief Petty Officer actively for twenty years and in the reserves for ten years.
-First African-American Medical Corpsman to graduate from the Naval Nuclear Power Engineering School.
-Presented the Nathan Hale Award by Mitchell College for exemplary service to country, community and college.
-Spent 24 years in the Electric Boat Division and received awards for saving the company over one million dollars.
-The effectiveness and improvement of operations during submarine construction was improved as a direct result of his suggestions.
-Currently he is the Connecticut Vice President for Legislation for the National Association of Uniform Services (NAUS).
-After being qualified in submarine operations for fifty years, James was inducted into the Holland Club.
-He graduated from Mitchell College and Eastern Connecticut State University and currently resides in Waterford, Connecticut with his wife Gloria.
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In honor of Chadwick Boseman and his impact on social justice, on and off the screen.
If you would like to learn more about being a part of the Sun’s initiatives to end racial inequality, click HERE
We are not soley responsible for curating all of these resources, so we want to thank the countless people working together to change the course of history.
This is a movement, not a moment, and taking action will help impact our community and world.