**Players to auction off autographed game-worn jerseys after the game for charity**
MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced it will host its annual Breast Health Awareness game presented by Mayo Clinic on Friday, July 15 as the Lynx take on the New York Liberty at 7 p.m., with the first 5,000 fans receiving a reusable tote bag. The Lynx will be wearing commemorative pink uniforms on Friday night and auctioning them off to fans after the game. The Lynx and Mayo Clinic will also invite breast cancer survivors and their families to stand with the team during the national anthem prior to the game.
Following the game, the entire team will head back out to the court and auction the game-worn jerseys off their backs, autographing the jerseys and posing for a picture with the winners. All proceeds from the night will go towards the Lynx Foundation, which supports breast cancer research and support programs throughout the state of Minnesota.
“For the second straight year, Mayo Clinic is proud to be the presenting partner of Breast Health Awareness Month and Breast Health Awareness Night with the Minnesota Lynx,” said Karthik Ghosh, M.D., the Director of the Breast Diagnostic Clinic at Mayo Clinic. “It is a disease that influences the lives of many, and at Mayo Clinic, we strive to provide the best care for each of our patients. Additionally, we continue our extensive research efforts to find new ways to diagnose cancer early, treat breast cancer better, help those with cancer move steadily towards wellness, and also to reduce the chances of developing breast cancer.”
The Minnesota Lynx will also have ongoing efforts during the WNBA’s Breast Health Awareness Week, which will take place September 6-13 as part of WNBA’s BHA platform. For 18 years, the program has focused on generating awareness and educating women about breast cancer in addition to raising funds for the initiative. The WNBA, its teams and players are supporting the effort to fight breast cancer during WNBA Breast Health Awareness Week, which have raised more than $2 million to aid the fight against breast cancer. The Lynx website and social media platforms are also going pink as part of the campaign.
Minnesota enters Friday’s game against New York with a record of 17-4. Tickets are still available for Friday’s game, and the team’s six remaining home games, by calling the Lynx at 612-673-8400 or by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/lynxtix.