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Lynx Join in Celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day

February 6, 2007 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Minnesota Lynx News Release

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL - To help celebrate the 21st National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) tomorrow, February 7, the Minnesota Lynx will participate in two Twin Cities events. Lynx Vice President of Business Development, Angela Taylor, and other Minnesota Lynx representatives, will be at the state capitol in St. Paul and the Minneapolis YWCA.

From 12-1 p.m., members of the Lynx will be on hand for the largest rally in the country at the state capitol. Then, from 6-8:30 p.m., Lynx point guard Shona Thorburn will be at the YWCA of Minneapolis (Midtown) to mingle and sign autographs. She'll also be conducting three, half hour mini clinics. Joining Thorburn will be Lynx assistant coach, Carolyn Jenkins, who will be a keynote speaker at the YWCA celebration.

"The Minnesota Lynx organization is proud to be a part of the state's National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration," Angela Taylor, Lynx Vice President of Business Development said. "This is a special day to all of us and having our players and staff spend time with people in our community is our way of saying thanks for their continued support while also looking forward to another year of growth in women's athletics."

National Girls and Women in Sports Day was first chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 and honors female athletic achievement and recognizes the positive influence of sports participation for girls and women. The day is recognized in all 50 states.

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