– New Empowerment Program Enables Fans to Support Bright Pink, GLSEN, It’s On Us, MENTOR, Planned Parenthood and The United State of Women with Their Tickets –
– WNBA to Donate $5 to Each Fan’s Chosen Organization Along with a Ticket for
a Young Woman or Girl –
NEW YORK, May 17, 2018 – The WNBA today launched “Take a Seat, Take a Stand,” its new women and girls empowerment program for the 2018 season. When regular-season games begin tomorrow, May 18, WNBA tickets will do more than support women’s sports – when fans take a seat at a WNBA game, they will also have the chance to support several organizations that are changing the game for women and girls.
For each ticket purchased, the WNBA will donate $5 to one of six organizations of the fans’ choosing in addition to a ticket to send a young woman or girl to a game to inspire her by the strength, talent and leadership of the women of the WNBA. Fans can also choose to donate tickets directly to one of the organizations. Tickets are available now at www.wnba.com/takeastand.
“For 22 years, the WNBA and its players – women playing at the highest level of their sport – have stood up as role models for millions of women and girls,” said WNBA President Lisa Borders. “With ‘Take a Seat, Take a Stand,’ we are proud to come together as a league to stand with our partner organizations, our fans and the many inspiring women raising their voices for change in the current women’s movement.”
The six national partner organizations for “Take a Seat, Take a Stand,” selected for their advocacy on behalf of girls and women, are:
- Bright Pink, a national nonprofit focused on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
- GLSEN, a national network of students, educators, parents and community leaders working to create safe and inclusive schools for LGBTQ students.
- It’s On Us, a cultural movement aimed at fundamentally shifting the way we think about sexual assault.
- MENTOR, the unifying champion for quality youth mentoring in the United States.
- Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading provider and advocate of high-quality, affordable health care for women, men and young people, as well as the nation’s largest provider of sex education.
- The United State of Women, a national organization for any woman who sees that we need a different America for all women to survive and thrive — and wants to work collectively to achieve it.
In addition to these organizations, fans will have the choice to support local organizations in all 12 teams’ communities, which will vary by city.