Mystics Release Promotional Schedule for 2019 Season
Washington, D.C. - The Washington Mystics released their promotional schedule ahead of the 2019 WNBA season presented by Capital One.
The 2019 home schedule will focus on four monthly themes that will be executed throughout the season. They are: Coming Together (June), All-Stars (July), Women's Health (August) and Fan Recognition (September) as Washington will battle all season to return to the WNBA Finals.
Washington's home opener for their inaugural season at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Congress Heights will take place on Saturday, June 1 with a rematch of the WNBA Semifinals against the Atlanta Dream at 7:00 p.m. All fans in attendance will receive a Mystics wallet courtesy of Capital One. Single game tickets are currently on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-877-324-6671, by visiting www.WashingtonMystics.com and at all local Ticketmaster outlets. Single game tickets start at $12 per game.
On June 9, Girl Scouts will take over ESA for the team's annual Girl Scout Takeover presented by Geico. All Girl Scouts will receive a Mystics experience patch, and halftime will feature a special Bridging Ceremony to celebrate Junior level Girl Scouts moving to the level of Cadette. Washington will also celebrate Pride on June 29 with special in-game features, and fan activations around the arena. We Salute Her, Military Appreciation Night presented by Leidos will take place on July 13. The Mystics are also partnering with Deloitte for Demystifying STEM Night on August 11.
On August 14, the first 2,000 fans at the game against the Seattle Storm will receive an Elena Delle Donne bobblehead (attached) courtesy of Giant. The team will don their pink and black uniforms for Block Out Cancer, the annual breast health awareness game taking place on August 18. The team will auction off game worn jerseys and other unique items during their annual auction to benefit a local cancer charity.
Other highlights include 2000's Night (July 30th), Deaf Awareness Night (August 14), Go-Go Night (September 6) and Fan Appreciation (September 8).
At every game this season, fans will receive a unique cheer card (attached) that correlates to the theme of the game or in-game entertainment.
As Washington prepares for their June 1 home opener, the team will participate in The Atlantic's "Athletes + Activism," panel taking place on the main court at ESA. The first-of-its-kind event, led by staff writer Jemele Hill, will look at times when social change and athletics intersect. The event will feature guard Natasha Cloud as well as a host of athletes and activists such as Dr. John Carlos, hockey player Hillary Knight, Briana Scurry, two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion; Ibtihaj Muhammad, the first Muslim American woman to wear a hijab while competing for the United States in the 2016 Olympics, Martellus Bennett, former NFL player, Damion Thomas, sports curator at the National Museum of African American History and Culture; Christine Brennan, USA Today columnist and Hudson Taylor, founder, executive director, and board member of Athlete Ally.
The WNBA's Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates seven professional sports teams: the 2018 Arena Football League champion Washington Valor, AFL's Baltimore Brigade, NBA's Washington Wizards, NBA G League's Capital City Go-Go, NBA 2K League's Wizards District Gaming, and the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals. Monumental Sports & Entertainment is also co-owner of aXiomatic, which has controlling interest in global esports franchise Team Liquid, and owns and operates Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also manages MedStar Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and EagleBank Arena on George Mason University's campus. In conjunction with the District of Columbia and Events DC, MSE is a partner in a new sports and entertainment facility in Southeast DC on the St. Elizabeth's East campus that opened in September 2018.
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