President Obama to Honor WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury at the White House

Office of the Press Secretary
August 21, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, August 26, President Obama will welcome the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House to honor the team and their victory in the WNBA Finals.  This visit will also continue the tradition begun by President Obama of honoring sports teams for their efforts to give back to communities.

WHAT:          President Obama to Honor the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury

WHEN:          Wednesday, August 26, at 12:15 PM ET

MEDIA REGISTRATION: This event will be open press, but space is limited.  Members of the media who wish to cover the President’s remarks must RSVP by 12:00 PM on Tuesday, August 25.

Press holding White House hard passes must send their name, media outlet, and email to with the subject line“Phoenix Mercury.” Press not holding White House hard passes must include their full legal name (including middle name), date of birth, Social Security number, gender, country of citizenship, country of birth, and current city and state of residence.

All press will enter the White House via the northwest gate. If we are able to accommodate your request for credentials, you will receive a confirmation after the deadline to RSVP has passed with further instructions and logistical details.