WNBA DOUBLE-HEADER AND SEMINAR HIGHLIGHT WEEKEND
In case it may have slipped your mind...the Atlanta Dream will be part of a WNBA pre-season double-header at the KFC-YUM! Center Saturday night. There's also a great seminar going on Friday at the YUM! with some very impressive dignitaries. Here's the scoop:
--- Seminar, which will include former U of L standouts Angel McCoughtry and Jude Schimmel, will discuss “The Future of Women in Sports Leadership” ---
ATLANTA, May 14, 2015 – The WNBA Atlanta Dream announced today that it will hold a luncheon for its Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series presented by The Coca-Cola Company on Thursday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky.
The topic for the luncheon will be “The Future of Women in Sports Leadership” and will feature an impressive array of panelists, many of whom will be in Louisville for the Atlanta Dream Classic – a doubleheader of WNBA games to take place on May 23 at the KFC Yum! Center. Headlining the lineup is former University of Louisville All-American and Olympic Gold Medalist Angel McCoughtry, currently of the Atlanta Dream, as well as another former U of L standout, Jude Schimmel, who just completed her career with the Cardinals and will be signing copies of her new book, “Dreamcatcher”.
Other panelists include Kara Lawson, currently of the Washington Mystics and a basketball analyst for ESPN, as well as another former Olympic Gold Medalist; Anne Donovan, head coach of the Connecticut Sun; Angela Taylor, President and General Manager of the Atlanta Dream; and Christine Herring, Senior Woman Administrator/Assistant Athletic Director at the University of Louisville. The event will be moderated by ESPN and FOX Sports basketball analyst LaChina Robinson. The event will also include a recorded video interview with Atlanta Dream owners Mary Brock and Kelly Loeffler.
“The Atlanta Dream is proud to showcase our Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series with this event in Louisville,” said Taylor. “This will be a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished panel of women with a broad range of viewpoints on the direction women’s sports are headed. We are pleased to add this to the programming surrounding the Atlanta Dream Classic, and we know that the folks at the KFC Yum! Center will help us put on an outstanding event.”
The Inspiring Women E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series, which is also sponsored by the Marriott Atlanta Marquis, Cooper Global, SpeedPro Imaging and Georgia Lottery, focuses on personal and professional development for women, targeting college level, young professionals and executive level women.
The E.N.E.R.G.Y. Seminar Series is a central component of the Dream’s Inspiring Women platform, which supports the team’s objective to empower women. The platform is built on six key components:
· Empowering – Identifying topics that resonate with women in Corporate America such as career mapping and providing platforms to gain more knowledge on same
· Networking – Providing forums for women and men to connect with and learn from other like-minded colleagues
· Engaging – Hosting events that allow our community to engage with one another and celebrate inspiring women as well as serve as a culmination of our recognition, networking and empowering activities
· Recognizing – Identifying and showcasing women and girls who have positively impacted others through their deeds and accomplishments
· Growing – Providing growth opportunities for all people who interact with the initiative whether it be on a personal or professional level
· Year-Round – Emphasizing visibility and action 365 days a year
Tickets, which cost $40, can be purchased by clicking here, contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 1-877-977-7729.
University of Louisville women’s basketball season ticket holders and waitlist members are eligible for a pair of exclusive events this weekend at the 2015 Atlanta Dream Classic in the KFC Yum! Center.
Surrounding the first WNBA event in the Cardinals’ home venue, which features a doubleheader on May 23, season ticket holders and waitlist members can take part in a private signing with Jude Schimmel for her new book ‘Dreamcatcher’ and also participate in a meet and greet with members of the Louisville women’s basketball team.
Fans must have a ticket to the event to gain admission into the KFC Yum! Center. In order to attend the events, fans must have a photo ID and at least be on the waitlist by noon on Friday.
Schimmel, whose book will be sold on site for $20, features her struggles and upbringing on a reservation in Oregon, experiences after leaving home, and successes in college and abroad. The Louisville graduate will be signing copies from 4:30-5 p.m., leading up to tip of the Indiana Fever and Connecticut Sun.
Before the second contest between the Washington Mystics and Atlanta Dream, which boasts Louisville All-Americans Angel McCoughtry and Shoni Schimmel, members of the Cardinals’ women’s basketball team will be available in a meet and greet from 6:30 p.m. until tip.
Fans looking to purchase season tickets for the Cardinals’ 2015-16 campaign can put down a $20 deposit per seat, and season ticket holders should expect renewal offers in June. A ticket office representative will be on hand to answer questions and take payment on the main concourse of the 100 level, or those interested can contact John Anderson at 502-852-8544.