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Mystics Auction Brings in $70,000

August 2, 2010

President Obama at the Washington Mystics Breast Health Awareness GameProceeds to Benefit the Sullivan Breast Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital

 
Washington, D.C- The Washington Mystics, in partnership with corporate partner Sibley Memorial Hospital, held its third annual auction benefiting the Sullivan Center for Breast Health on August 1 following the team’s 87-62 victory over the Tulsa Shock.  President Barack Obama was in attendance as the Mystics had one of their most complete games of the season.  This year’s auction raised $70,000 shattering last year’s proceeds of $39,000. 
 
"The Annual Jersey Auction is one of our most exciting and important events as we raise dollars to help Sibley Hospital in their fight against breast cancer," Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. "We are thrilled with the results from this year’s event and we are extremely grateful to the Mystics community for their unbelievable support of this initiative. Sibley Hospital’s Sullivan Center has been outstanding partner of our organization and we look forward to continuing our work together in the coming years."
 
Items auctioned included an autographed basketball and jersey by President Obama, autographed pink jerseys by Alana Beard and Katie Smith, an autographed John Wall jersey and a trip to the Virgin Islands.
 
Dr. Colette M. Magnant at the Breast Health Awareness GameColette M. Magnant, MD, Sibley breast surgeon and director of the breast cancer program, was honored at half time for her tireless work on behalf of breast cancer patients, her skill as a surgeon and her compassion.
 
Serving Washington, DC since 1890, Sibley Memorial Hospital is a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital.  Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services.
 
Washington Mystics vs. Tulsa ShockThe WNBA’s Washington Mystics are owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, which is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. The company also owns and operates the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C., the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise, and Kettler Capitals Iceplex - the training facility for the Washington Capitals. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of the Patriot Center arena at George Mason University.
 
Tickets for the 2010 season  as well as group tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at www.washingtonmystics.com.

 
 
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