Connecticut Sun Announce Partnership with Walgreens

Uncasville, CT (March 25, 2024) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced a partnership for the 2024 season with Walgreens, the Official Retail Wellness Partner of the Connecticut Sun.

 

“Today marks a significant milestone as Walgreens proudly embarks on a partnership with the Connecticut Sun for the 2024 season. Our shared commitment to prioritize women’s health resonates deeply with our mission at Walgreens. By joining forces with the Connecticut Sun, we’re not just sponsoring a team; we’re investing in the well-being of our communities. This collaboration underscores our dedication to making a positive impact on community healthcare and creating more joyful lives through better health. Together, we look forward to leveraging our resources to amplify community outreach initiatives, ensuring that our collective efforts leave a lasting, positive legacy across New England and beyond.” – Tracey D. Brown, EVP, President Walgreens Retail & Chief Customer Officer

 

This partnership, created with a desire to shine a light on the power of prioritizing women’s health and the strength it takes to live authentically both on and off the court, will incorporate several different areas of the Connecticut Sun organization including serving as the presenting sponsor of the Connecticut Sun Home Opener against the Indiana Fever on May 14 at 8:00 PM EST, a three-part content series highlighting Sun players, benefits for Connecticut Sun season ticket members, and assisting in various community outreach initiatives, most notably sponsoring a Connecticut Sun “Change on Wheels” mobile outreach unit which will allow the Connecticut Sun community relations team to access a wider range of communities in the New England area.

 

“We are extremely excited to welcome Walgreens–an organization committed to uplifting women and making meaningful strides in our local community–as our Official Women’s Personal Care Partner. Their investment in our organization, specifically through our community initiatives, will provide us with valuable resources to make our impact go further in our local community and throughout New England.” – Morgan Tuck, Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager

 

Walgreens will also be the sponsor of a new Connecticut Sun Game Action Give Back called Walgreens Assist. For every assist a Connecticut Sun player gets during the 2024 season, Walgreens will donate $10 to Vitamin Angels, a non-profit that focuses on providing nutrients to pregnant and post-partum mothers.

 

ABOUT WALGREENS  

Walgreens (www.walgreens.com) is included in the United States segment of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), an integrated healthcare, pharmacy and retail leader serving millions of customers and patients every day, with a 170-year heritage of caring for communities. As America’s most loved pharmacy, health and beauty company, Walgreens purpose is to champion the health and well-being of every community in America. Operating nearly 9,000 retail locations across America, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Walgreens is proud to be a neighborhood health destination serving approximately 9 million customers each day. Walgreens pharmacists play a critical role in the U.S. healthcare system by providing a wide range of pharmacy and healthcare services. To best meet the needs of customers and patients, Walgreens offers a true omnichannel experience, with fully integrated physical and digital platforms supported by the latest technology to deliver high-quality products and services in local communities nationwide. 

 

ABOUT VITAMIN ANGELS 

Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a public health nonprofit working to improve nutrition and health outcomes in low-resource settings worldwide. We strengthen, extend, and amplify the impact of our partner organizations working to reach the most nutritionally vulnerable groups – pregnant women, infants, and young children – who are underserved by existing systems. We do this by delivering evidence-based interventions and offering technical assistance, including ongoing monitoring and evaluation, to ensure program quality, scale, and impact. Vitamin Angels works with over 1,200 local organizations, including governments, to reach more than 72 million women and children in 65 countries annually. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar give Vitamin Angels their highest marks for financial transparency.

 

The Connecticut Sun’s Home Opener will be against the Indiana Fever on Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 PM EST. Individual tickets and season tickets are on sale now.

 

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. 

 

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