— Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day —
Uncasville, CT (January 31, 2023) – Today, the Connecticut Sun is announcing its first Her Time to Play clinic of 2024 in celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD).
Dedicated to empowering the next generation of girls in sports and providing holistic character-development through youth basketball programming, for NGWSD, select members of the Connecticut Sun staff will run a free, 60-minute clinic, capped by a Q&A panel, featuring Connecticut Sun Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, Analisse Ríos and Connecticut Sun Manager of Communications, Alexandra Maund.
Her Time To Play, the WNBA and NBA’s grassroots programs, provides hundreds of youth organizations with a free basketball curriculum and life-skills lessons developed specifically for young women that prepare them for the challenges of adolescence. The clinic, the first launched under the organization’s new Sun Academy platform, welcomes girls in grades 6-12 in the Groton school district, to the Groton Middle School from 3:00-4:00PM EST on February 7. All participants will receive an exclusive “Her Time To Play” t-shirt.
“National Girls and Women in Sports Day is a special holiday for this franchise. Having a day to honor the countless contributions of women in sports is something the Connecticut Sun does not take for granted, and we are proud to be have the platform to pay it forward and continue to encourage young girls to achieve their athletic dreams.” – Morgan Tuck, Connecticut Sun Director of Franchise Development and Assistant General Manager
For more information on the Sun Academy, click here.
The Connecticut Sun’s Home Opener will be against the Indiana Fever on Tuesday, May 14 at 8:00 PM EST. Individual 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.