The Minnesota Lynx Inspiring Women Program presented by Land O’Lakes celebrates women throughout the state of Minnesota who inspire, motivate and encourage others around them through personal and professional leadership. Throughout the season, the Lynx will honor five women who exemplify these qualities.
For more information about the WNBA’s Inspiring Women platform, please visit their website here.

2017 INSPIRING WOMEN WINNERS

Breast Health Awareness Night Honoree | Margie Sborov

On Aug. 18 as the Minnesota Lynx took on the Indiana Fever at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the team honored Margie Sborov as part of the team’s Inspiring Women Platform presented by Land O’Lakes.
Sborov is the founder of Angel Foundation, a 16-year-old Twin Cities-area nonprofit that provides financial help, education and support to more than 25,000 adult cancer patients and their families within a seven-county metro area.

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Military Appreciation Night Honoree | Sandra Best

On July 6 as the Minnesota Lynx took on the Los Angeles Sparks at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the team honored Brigadier General Sandra Best as part of the team’s Inspiring Women Platform presented by Land O’Lakes.
Best is the first general officer in the Minnesota National Guard. She began her military career in 1984, was commissioned in 1991 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2008. Currently, she serves as the Chief of Staff for the Minnesota Air National Guard.

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Pride Night Honoree | Monica Meyer

On June 17 as the Lynx took on the Connecticut Sun at the Xcel Energy Center, the team honored Monica Meyer as part of the team’s Inspiring Women Platform presented by Land O’Lakes.
Meyer is the executive director of Outfront Minnesota, which helps lead Minnesota towards LGBTQ equality. Meyer has also been involved in policy advocacy of progress causes since 1992 and helped create the Minnesota Safe Schools For All coalition.
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College Night Honorees | Dani Cameranesi, Kelley Pannek, and Lee Stecklein

The Lynx honor three players from the 2016-17 University of Minnesota Women’s Hockey team. Dani Cameranesi,
Kelly Pannek, and Lee Stecklein were selected to join the 23 player roster for the U.S. Women’s National Team and will begin training this fall in preparation for the 2018 Winter Olympics. Through their leadership, the Gopher’s Women Hockey Team earned a spot in the NCAA Women’s Frozen Four for the sixth year in a row.
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