–‘Threes for Degrees’ In-Game Initiative to provide access to higher education–
Uncasville, CT (April 12, 2023) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced its activations for the second of the organization’s five-year deal with Post University. Post University—an academic institution located in Waterbury, Connecticut that provides in-person, online and hybrid secondary education courses—is the Official Education Partner and the Jersey Patch Sponsor for the Connecticut Sun through the 2026 season.
“We understand that education is such a basic right and Post University continually seeks out opportunities that extend access to advance learning and innovation for individuals,” said Post University CEO & President John L. Hopkins. “From the beginning, we felt that our partnership with the Connecticut Sun players, the Mohegan Tribe and the employees of Mohegan Gaming was a winning combination. As we enter our second year, our impact on education equity will continue to grow.”
Post University has a slew of activations for the 2023 season to get fans involved, as well as to give students opportunities to gain skills in the professional sports world. Post University will be the Presenting Sponsor of three home games this season: the Home Opener on May 21 at 1:00PM against the Indiana Fever; Women of Inspiration Night during Connecticut’s August 31 game against the Phoenix Mercury at 7:00 PM, where the Sun will be honoring women that have made strides and a difference in their fields and industries; and Bobblehead Night during the Sun’s game on August 24 against the New York Liberty at 7:00 PM, where the first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive an Alyssa Thomas bobblehead.
The hallmark of this season’s activations will be the Connecticut Sun’s “Threes for Degrees” initiative. “Threes for Degrees” is an in-game initiative created with the intent of providing access to higher education. For every three-pointer made by Connecticut Sun players at home games at Mohegan Sun Arena, Post University will donate $100 to support an educational scholarship for a young student as they pursue their higher education.
“We are so grateful for our continued partnership with Post University, an institution that has truly bought into what we are building here at the Sun both on the court and in the community. We are truly invested in providing access and resources to marginalized members of our community, and having sponsors who are willing to partner with us on initiatives like ‘Threes for Degrees’ makes our goals a reality.” – Morgan Tuck, Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager.
About Post University:
Based in Waterbury, Connecticut, since 1890, Post University is known for its focus on providing online and on-campus students a personalized educational experience with a level of support that addresses their needs. Among the first in the nation and the first in the state of Connecticut to offer full degrees online, Post University takes pride in its students and has a comprehensive Honors Program in place to recognize their academic achievements. Post University is proud of its NCAA Division II athletics program. Post University is licensed by the state of Connecticut through the Office of Higher Education and is institutionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).
Post is ranked among the best by U.S. News & World Report and also recognized as a Top Workplace USA.
The Connecticut Sun tip off the 2023 season on Friday, May 19 at the Indiana Fever at 7:00PM EST.
Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX.