Uncasville, CT (February 15, 2023) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced the organization will host two “Basketball for Free” clinics this February in partnership with Fidelity Investments, the Sun’s Official Community Wealth Partner.
“We’re excited to support women-centered organizations like the WNBA and the Connecticut Sun to continue investing in the next generation,” says Pamela Everhart, Head of Community Relations and Regional Public Affairs at Fidelity Investments. “Our work is grounded in authentically partnering with communities that know best what their needs are and building trusted relationships with organizations based on transparency and mutual learning. We are taking steps to provide access and opportunity that reduce barriers and empower youth to achieve their highest potential.”
The first of the two clinics will take place in Rhode Island at the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln (1 James J. Mckee Way, Cumberland, RI, 02864) on Thursday, February 23 from 1:00-2:30PM EST. Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln will work with Keith Porter, co-founder of Progression Training, LLC; Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager, Morgan Tuck; and other Connecticut Sun front office members to learn new concepts and skills to take their game to the next level.
Two days later, on Saturday, February 25; Tuck, Porter and other front office members will be working with children from The BASE–an urban academy that leverages sports as a vehicle to engage youth in a positive, success-driven culture–at the Orchard Gardens Boys and Girls Club (2 Dearborn Street, Roxbury, MA 02119) in Boston from 11:00-1:15PM EST. This clinic will be split into two sessions, with the beginner (0-2 years’ experience) session taking place from 11:00-12:00PM EST and the advanced (3+ years’ experience) happening from 12:15-1:15PM EST.
Participants at both clinics will receive a free basketball and a Connecticut Sun t-shirt.
“We are excited to join Fidelity Investments in bringing these free resources and instruction to young people across New England. Pushing the game forward, not only in Connecticut but throughout New England, is a huge focus for us; and by finding ways to do so at no cost to these young people who may not be able to access these resources under normal circumstances is something the Connecticut Sun is extremely proud of.” – Morgan Tuck, Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager
About the Boys and Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln:
The Boys & Girls Club of Cumberland-Lincoln was founded in 1956 at 1 James McKee Way in Cumberland. The location remains there today with an array of great options for today’s youth.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island are here to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, and responsible citizens.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northern Rhode Island serve all youth in the Rhode Island area.
Founded in 2013, The BASE is an urban academy that leverages sports as a vehicle to engage youth in a positive, success-driven culture. With high-quality athletic training, coaching, and competition, paired with personalized academic support, we cultivate and highlight urban talent and build pathways to college, career, and success in life.
Partnership is in our DNA. We purposefully build and leverage relationships with diverse leaders and key institutions to provide young people opportunities and access to the industries driving the 21st Century economy.
About Fidelity Investments
Fidelity’s mission is to inspire better futures and deliver better outcomes for the customers and businesses we serve. With assets under administration of $10.6 trillion, including discretionary assets of $4.0 trillion as of November 30, 2022, we focus on meeting the unique needs of a diverse set of customers. Privately held for over 75 years, Fidelity employs more than 60,000 associates who are focused on the long-term success of our customers. For more information about Fidelity Investments, visit https://www.fidelity.com/about-fidelity/our-company.
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.