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September 8, 2008 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Chicago Sky News Release

CHICAGO - The WNBA Chicago Sky (11-20) close out the 2008 season this week with three final home games at the UIC Pavilion. The Sky will face the Washington Mystics (10- 20) on Tuesday, September 9 at 7 p.m., the New York Liberty (18-12) on Friday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. and the Houston Comets (14-17) on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. in the final game of the 2008 season that also doubles as Fan Appreciation Night with plenty of post-game festivities.

Heading into last week on a three-game winning streak, the Sky were unable to maintain the momentum and on September 4 fell to the Seattle Storm (21-10) 70-62 at home despite another great game from Jia Perkins who had 22 points and 4 rebounds. The following night, the Sky traveled to Connecticut and could not stop the red hot Sun (20-11), who defeated the Sky 80-75 en route to their eighth straight win. Jia Perkins led with 18 points, followed by 16 from Sylvia Fowles and 13 from Candice Dupree. On Sunday, September 7, the Sky were unable to hold on to an early lead and lost 69-61 to the New York Liberty. Perkins contributed 18 points and Fowles scored 14 points and 12 rebounds, but with the loss the Sky were officially eliminated from playoff contention.


The Chicago Sky will host Fan Appreciation Night during the final regular season game on Sunday, September 14 at 3 p.m. During the game fans will enjoy tons of giveaways, followed by a big post-game tailgating celebration. Immediately following the game, fans will be directed to the UIC parking lot to join the team in a big tailgate, with snack food and water provided to all fans who attend, great deals on 2008 Sky merchandise and plenty of entertainment including a DJ, carnival games and inflatables. Sky players will also attend to sign autographs and help run and participate in the post-game activities. Every fan who attends will have the opportunity to win a pair of autographed shoes from each Sky player.


Sky fans have the opportunity to support Chicago's bid for the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and cheer the Sky on toward their first-ever playoff berth with a special ticket offer. For each ticket purchased using the code CHI2016, the Sky will donate 25% of the ticket price to Chicago 2016. Fans are encouraged to come out to the Sky's remaining 2008 home games to cheer the team on toward the playoffs and support Chicago's Olympic bid. Tickets are available by calling 866-SKY-WNBA or online at Just remember to mention or type in the code CHI2016!


September 11: Brooke Wyckoff will appear at the Sue Duncan Children's Center at the Jackie Robinson School (4225 S. Lake Park) at 3 p.m. to meet with kids, sign autographs and take pictures. The Sue Duncan Children's Center is an after-school children's center in Chicago's South Side that focuses on addressing the educational and social issues that inner-city kids face. September 13: Armintie Price will appear at the ESPN Zone (Ohio and State) to meet with fans, sign autographs, pose for pictures and play games with kids. Time TBD.

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