UNCASVILLE, Conn. (July 8, 2019) — The Connecticut Sun will celebrate diversity and equality with Pride Night on July 12th when the Phoenix Mercury visit Mohegan Sun Arena at 8 p.m. The game will also be broadcast nationally on ESPN2.
Friday could see the return of Diana Taurasi to Connecticut. The Mercury guard has not played yet in 2019 due to a back injury but has been medically cleared to play.
The Hartford Gay Men’s Choir will perform the national anthem prior to the game. Alyson Stoner, an actress, voice artist, singer, dancer and model, will perform at halftime. Best known for her roles in Cheaper by the Dozen, the Suite Life of Zack & Cody and the Step Up series, Stoner has released 12 singles and served as a backup dancer for Missy Elliott and Eminem.
Postgame, fans will have the opportunity to hear from a panel pertaining to LGBTQ+ issues with Sun guard Layshia Clarendon, Mercury forward Brittney Griner, Stoner and Connecticut Kid Governor Ella Briggs, who will also serve as the Guest of the Game. The panel will be moderated by espnW writer Katie Barnes.
“The WNBA has led the charge in its bold stance around diversity and inclusion,” said Vice President of Sports Amber Cox. “Everyone is welcome at Sun games – no matter race, gender or sexual orientation. It’s truly a wonderful sight to see a melting pot of fans from all over New England gathering at Mohegan Sun Arena sharing their collective passion for Sun basketball.”
Sun fans will have the opportunity to celebrate pride in a variety of ways through special ticket packages. Starting at $30, fans can purchase a package that includes a game ticket, a limited edition Sun Pride t-shirt, access to the post game panel and a special postgame pool party at the Mohegan Sun Pool.
Sun season ticket members can purchase the Pride Night package of t-shirt and party entry for just $20 by calling the Sun office at 877-SUN-TIXX.
The postgame pool party will feature appearances by members of the Sun roster. They will be available for photos and autographs at the exclusive event.
The Sun will be in action next on Wednesday, July 10 when they travel to Atlanta to take on the Dream at 11 a.m. Tickets for all games at Mohegan Sun Arena are available now. Visit ConnecticutSun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX to purchase.