Mystics Raise Over $34,000 in Post Game Auction
September 1, 2011
Proceeds Benefited the Sullivan Center at Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics and Sibley Memorial Hospital partnered for the fourth consecutive year for the team’s annual Breast Health Awareness game. A live auction followed the contest featuring the Mystics and the Phoenix Mercury this past Sunday at Verizon Center and over $34,000 was raised. Proceeds of the auction benefited the Sullivan Center for Breast Health at Sibley Memorial Hospital. In the last four years, the Mystics have helped raise over $180,000 for the hospital.
"Our Breast Health Awareness Game and annual jersey auction is one of our most important initiatives of the year," Mystics Chief Operating Officer Greg Bibb stated. "Every dollar raised goes directly to the Sullivan Center to help women with breast cancer. While the auction is fun, we are most pleased to be able to provide meaningful dollars to combat this terrible disease. We are proud to work with Sibley to make a difference."
, President of the Sibley Memorial Hospital Foundation
, praised the team’s commitment and enthusiasm. "We are so grateful to be in partnership with the Washington Mystics," she said. Items auctioned included a team autographed-basketball, autographed pink jerseys by Marissa Coleman and Crystal Langhorne as well as a trip to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Sibley Memorial Hospital and the Washington Mystics honored Estela Prieto during half-time for her dedication to the fight against breast cancer.
About Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine
, has been serving Washington, D.C. since 1890. Sibley is a 328-bed acute care nonprofit hospital. Sibley is accredited by the Joint Commission and is licensed by the District of Columbia Department of Health and Human Services.
About the Washington Mystics
The 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 group also owns and operates the NBA’S Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals and Verizon Center – the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals, and George Mason University's Patriot Center.