Local Animal Shelter Will Receive a Donation for Each Block Recorded by Mercury Center Brittney Griner During the 2020 WNBA Season

The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury and ABUS will once again team up for “Brittney Blocks”, a promotion in which ABUS will donate $50 to the Arizona Humane Society each time Mercury center Brittney Griner records a blocked shot during the 2020 WNBA season. Griner, who earned back-to-back WNBA Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2014 and 2015, has blocked 636 shots in 212 career games and has led the WNBA in blocks per game in each of her first seven seasons.

Last year following the initiative’s inaugural campaign, in partnership with Brittney Griner and the Phoenix Mercury, ABUS donated $3,000 to the Arizona Humane Society to provide impactful funds to continue the nonprofit’s mission to save the most vulnerable animals across the Valley and help enrich the lives of pets and people.

The Phoenix Mercury return this summer in search of a league-record tying fourth WNBA title at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, the Official Home of the 2020 WNBA Season. Led by the All-Star trio of Diana Taurasi, Brittney Griner and Skylar Diggins-Smith, the Mercury open its title quest on July 25 against the Los Angeles Sparks at 12 p.m. MT on ABC. While the surroundings may be unfamiliar and the stands may be empty, this moment and this season is #4TheValley. For more information, visit

About Arizona Humane Society

Every pet deserves a good life. This passionate belief has driven the Arizona Humane Society to serve a critical role in our community for nearly 60 years. We rescue, heal, adopt and advocate for homeless, sick, injured and abused animals. Through collaborative partnerships, affordable community services, emergency rescue and our medical trauma center, we are committed to providing second chances and saving the lives of animals.

About ABUS

Since 1924, ABUS has provided the good feeling of security worldwide. Engineered in Germany, ABUS security products are tested to European standards offering high quality, incredible reliability, ease of use, and a long service life. In order to meet the growing requirements of private and commercial users, ABUS provides a large product range of innovative solutions for home security, safety lockout, commercial security and recreational security. The ABUS group is made up of more than 20 partners worldwide and is headquartered in Wetter, Germany.