The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today announced theme nights and premium item giveaways for the 2018 season, highlighted by five “Orange Fridays” brought to you by Effen Vodka throughout the summer. Each Orange Friday will feature the team donning their orange Nike Statement edition uniforms, orange signage throughout Talking Stick Resort Arena, an orange giveaway, a postgame party in the Effen Vodka Lounge and more.
All Orange Friday activations will also take place during the team’s game against the Minnesota Lynx on Saturday, July 21. The first two Orange Fridays on May 18 and June 8 will include the opportunity for fans to enter to win a Vegas getaway with the Mercury during their first-ever trip to Las Vegas for a matchup with the Aces on Sunday, June 17.
The 2018 promotional calendar includes fan-favorites such as the team’s fourth annual PRIDE Night brought to you by Coors Light, Steward Health Care “Rock The Pink” in support of breast health awareness, and Woman of Inspiration Night. A complete theme night and promotional calendar is below, and fans can receive additional information at PhoenixMercury.com.
|DATE||OPPONENT||TIME||THEME NIGHT/GIVEAWAY ITEM|
|Fri. 5/18||DALLAS||7 PM||Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night /Light-Up Bracelets (first 5,000 fans)|
|Wed. 5/23||SEATTLE||7 PM||English Dermatology Skin Cancer Awareness Night|
|Fri. 6/8||CHICAGO||7 PM||Orange Friday brought to you by Effen Vodka / Orange Pom-Poms (first 5,000 fans)|
|Sat. 6/16||CONNECTICUT||7 PM||PRIDE Night brought to you by Coors Light|
|Fri. 6/22||MINNESOTA||7 PM||Orange Friday brought to you by Effen Vodka / Orange Pom-Poms (first 5,000 fans)|
|Thu. 7/5||CONNECTICUT||7 PM||Native American Night powered by NABI|
|Thu. 7/19||LAS VEGAS||7 PM||Hoops for Heroes brought to you by APS|
|Sat. 7/21||MINNESOTA||7 PM||Be Heard For Change / Orange Pom-Poms (first 5,000 fans)|
|Wed. 7/25||CHICAGO||12:30 PM||Must Stop Bullying Day / “Must Stop Bullying” Pledge Cards (first 3,000 fans)|
|Tue. 8/7||WASHINGTON||7 PM||Diana Taurasi Jersey Rally Towel brought to you by State Farm (first 2,500 fans)|
|Fri. 8/10||INDIANA||7 PM||Steward Health Care “Rock the Pink” / Lower-level “Pink Out” T-Shirts (first 9,500 fans)|
|Sun. 8/12||LOS ANGELES||4PM||DeMomma Bonner bobblehead (first 2,500 fans)|
|Fri. 8/17||ATLANTA||7 PM||Woman of Inspiration Night / 5,000 WOI Placards|
|Sun. 8/19||NEW YORK||3 PM||Brittney Griner Wham Blox brought to you by ABUS (first 2,500 fans)|
WNBA all-time leading scorer Diana Taurasi and 2017 WNBA scoring champion Brittney Griner return to Phoenix this summer to lead the Mercury in a quest for the franchise’s WNBA-record tying fourth championship. Tickets for Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 18 and the rest of the Mercury’s 2018 home games are available online at PhoenixMercury.com or by phone at 602-252-WNBA.