The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury are now accepting applications for the 2019 Adopt-A-Team program. Representatives from girls’ varsity basketball teams at Title I high schools throughout the Valley are encouraged to visit PhoenixMercury.com/Adopt-A-Team or email firstname.lastname@example.org for application forms and more information. Completed applications are due by 4 p.m. on April 29.
Now entering its 12th season, Adopt-A-Team is a mentorship program designed to enrich the lives of young female athletes in our community through various activities and events both on and off the basketball court. The initiative not only provides the selected team with much-needed equipment and uniforms, but also aims to prepare students for life after high school and promote a healthy lifestyle. In addition, the program offers the team the opportunity to attend games, participate in private basketball clinics with Mercury players and coaches and be included in volunteer opportunities throughout the summer.
Click here to view and download photos of the Mercury’s 2018 Adopt-A-Team, the Washington High School Lady Rams.
As part of the application process, a current member of the girls’ basketball team, along with the school’s head coach or athletic director, must each submit a letter outlining their personal connection to the basketball program, future goals for the team and how the Adopt-A-Team program would benefit the student-athletes. Finalists will be asked to participate in a brief interview with Mercury staff and one program will be selected based on need and opportunity for positive impact.
After coming within one win of a trip to the WNBA Finals, the Phoenix Mercury return in 2019 in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and DeWanna Bonner, Phoenix opens its title quest on May 25 at Seattle on ABC. Tickets for Fry’s Food Stores Opening Night on Friday, May 31, at Talking Stick Resort Arena can be purchased by calling 602.252.WNBA or by visiting PhoenixMercury.com.