After White House Snub, Lynx Spend Day Giving Back in D.C.

When the WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx came to Washington to take on the Mystics on Thursday, they found a different way to celebrate.

The Minnesota Lynx, despite being the WNBA champions, did not receive an invitation to the White House.

The team visited Washington to play the Mystics Thursday, and they found a different way to celebrate.

Players, coaches and staff came down for their game a day prior to give out shoes to kids in D.C. The team linked up with Samaritan’s Feet for a day of service. Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve said players thanked her for the chance to come down and participate in an event like that.

“They said while we’ve been to the White House three times, they felt that this ranked beyond that experience, meaning it was, for them, life-changing,” said Reeve. “Fun kids, kids that were so impressive to us.”

Team captains made the decision to give out shoes a few weeks before they came to play the Mystics. The kids received shoes donated by Nike, Jordan Brand and DTLR Villa, per the team’s official website. Small forward Maya Moore said the kids drew pictures for the team in return.

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