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Dream Announce 2019 Women of Inspiration Class

July 15, 2019 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Atlanta Dream News Release

ATLANTA - The Atlanta Dream will host its inaugural Women of Inspiration Night on Tuesday, August 20 at 7 p.m. when the team hosts the Chicago Sky at State Farm Arena. Honorees include newly appointed WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert, Metro Atlanta Chamber CEO Hala Moddelmog and WSB-TV anchor Jovita Moore.

Atlanta will recognize the honorees with a pregame event inside State Farm Arena and an on-court ceremony during halftime of the game. The Dream will also donate money to the charity of their choice.

Engelbert was named the first commissioner of the WNBA beginning July 17, 2019 after serving as CEO of Deloitte. She was the first woman to lead one of the country's "Big Four" professional service firms, consisting of Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG, when she took the reins at Deloitte in 2015. While receiving her BS in Accounting from Lehigh University, Cathy played basketball under current Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw. Engelbert is making a donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) of South Jersey.

Moddelmog is a business and civic superstar with more than 20 years in President and CEO roles. She also serves as a corporate director for two NYSE companies - FLEETCOR Technologies and Lamb Weston - and as a board member of several blue-chip nonprofit organizations. As the first female president and CEO of the nearly 160-year-old Metro Atlanta Chamber, Hala works on behalf of FORTUNE 500 companies and SMEs in the country's ninth largest metro region. Hala's current nonprofit boards include Georgia Public Broadcasting appointed by the Governor of Georgia, Woodruff Arts Center, The Alliance Theatre co-chair for 2017-2019 and Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. Moddelmog is making a donation to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

Moore joined WSB-TV in 1998. She currently anchors the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts on Channel 2 Action News, where she has received several Emmy Awards for her work. Jovita holds a Master's of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. A New York native, Jovita proudly calls Atlanta home. Jovita is a mom of three children, who has donated countless hours to civic associations and non-profit organizations across metro Atlanta. She is a member of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. Meals on Wheels Atlanta will be the beneficiary of Moore's donation.

For more information about the event and the honorees, please visit: https://dream.wnba.com/women-of-inspiration/

The Dream also want to know who inspires you - share your thoughts here: https://atlantadream.formstack.com/forms/who_inspires_you

Group, mini-packs and single game tickets are available now. For more information, visit atlantadream.net or call 877.977.7729. The Atlanta Dream, who are celebrating their 12th season in the WNBA in 2019, will play their home games in State Farm Arena in downtown Atlanta. The Dream have qualified for the playoffs nine times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.

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