The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury awarded Cherielle Klein of Phoenix with $7,000 yesterday as part of the team’s BG Dunks Promotion, an initiative that grants $7,000 to one lucky fan every time Mercury star Brittney Griner dunks in a 2019 regular season home game at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Fans must register at PhoenixMercury.com/BGdunks in order to be eligible to win.
Griner’s second dunk of the 2019 WNBA season came with 4:20 remaining in the first quarter of the Mercury’s matchup against the Dallas Wings at Talking Stick Resort Arena on August 10. Video of the dunk can be downloaded here.
Upon learning that she would be the lucky recipient of the BG Dunks $7,000 prize, Klein replied, “I was in complete shock, I can’t believe I won!” Klein added that she plans to use the money to purchase season tickets for her and her wife for the Mercury’s 2020 season.
Griner is the most prolific dunker in WNBA history— she has now recorded 12 regular-season dunks through her first six WNBA seasons, which is 12 of the 15 regular-season dunks in the 22-year history of the WNBA. BG also has the league’s only playoff dunk in history, and two All-Star Game dunks.
Fans’ next chance to win is Tuesday, September 3, at the Mercury-Storm matchup at Talking Stick Resort Arena. All terms and conditions can be found at PhoenixMercury.com/BGdunks.
After coming within one win of a trip to the 2018 WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury continue their quest in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title with the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner. Tickets for upcoming Phoenix Mercury games can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.