— “Free Throws for Change” to Benefit Black Girls Achieve —
Uncasville, CT (March 20, 2023) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced its renewed partnership with MoheganSunCasino.com as its Official iGaming Partner.
“We’re heading into an exciting season for Connecticut Sun and having MoheganSunCasino.com signed on as an official iGaming partner is something that we’re really looking forward to,” said Rich Roberts, President of Mohegan Digital. “From Stars Wars T-shirt giveaways to a shot at $100,000, the game day promotions that MoheganSunCasino.com has planned are certainly dialed up this year. We’re especially proud to sponsor the Free Throws for Change in-game program that will both benefit and help increase awareness to the Black Girls Achieve organization.”
MoheganSunCasino.com will be the presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Sun’s new in-game program “Free Throws for Change,” where for every free throw made during the 2023 season, MoheganSunCasino.com will donate $10 to “Black Girls Achieve,” a for profit empowerment program created to provide Black girls the space to be themselves while learning how to navigate the nuance of Black girlhood.
“Black Girls Achieve is grateful to be a recipient of the “Free Throws for Change” program. It means a lot to be recognized by the Connecticut Sun; a WNBA team that has outwardly supported marginalized groups of women and girls for years,” said Taniqua K. Huguley, Founder and CEO of Black Girls Achieve. It’s amazing to see organizations taking a step to raise awareness about issues relating to Black women and girls. This is one step closer to coming together as a community to make impactful change.”
In addition to sponsoring “Free Throws for Change,” MoheganSunCasino.com will be participating in a slew of game day activities and activations throughout the 2023 season. MoheganSunCasino.com will be the presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Sun fan-favorite “Mohegan Blaze Canoe Race,” where fans will have chances to win cash prizes up to $1,000. During Star Wars day on Sunday, July 30 when the Connecticut Sun take on the Minnesota Lynx at 1:00 PM EST, MoheganSunCasino.com will be sponsoring Star Wars t-shirts that the first 2,500 fans will receive when they walk into Mohegan Sun Arena. Twice during the 2023 season, MoheganSunCasino.com will also give two lucky fans the opportunity to take a half-court shot for the chance to win $100,000.
“The Connecticut Sun is proud to partner with MoheganSunCasino.com for the 2023 season. Finding partners who are committed to making a change in our local communities as well as creating elevated experiences for our fans is always truly special. We hope that with MoheganSunCasino.com’s help, we can continue to make positive changes in the lives of our neighbors and fans.” – Morgan Tuck, Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager
Mohegan is the owner, developer and manager of premier entertainment resorts in the United States, Canada, and Northern Asia. Mohegan’s U.S. operations include resorts in Connecticut, Washington, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Nevada; Canadian operations are based in Niagara Falls; and Mohegan Inspire is located in Incheon, South Korea. The brand’s iGaming division, Mohegan Digital, provides cutting-edge online gaming solutions to Mohegan’s loyal fan base and meets the digital needs of customers on a global scale. Mohegan Digital launched MoheganSunCasino.com and associated smartphone apps in Connecticut on October 19, 2021. The platform offers hundreds of online casino games and industry leading promotions. Mohegan is owner and operator of Connecticut Sun, a professional basketball team in the WNBA. For more information on Mohegan and its properties, please visit mohegangaming.com.
About Black Girls Achieve
Black Girls Achieve (BGA) is an enrichment program designed to provide Black girls in middle school and high school with the necessary skills and tools needed to navigate Black girlhood. The ultimate goal of BGA is to serve as a tool to advance equity for Black girls. BGA amplifies the voices of Black girls and raises awareness about the ways Black girls are marginalized due to their intersectional identities. BGA’s five program themes are advocacy, education, career readiness and entrepreneurship, health and wellness; and women and girls’ empowerment. Today, Black Girls Achieve has touched the lives of over 200 girls in New York, Connecticut, and Trinidad and Tobago.
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 Woman’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.