Apologies for the lack of blog posts Sunday. While I was not sent to cover the Sun's 82-60 win over the Washington Mystics in D.C., I also had a scheduled day off and was on the North Shore of Massachusetts with no Internet connection. I'll have more reaction later today, but for those interested in still seeing some Sun players, though there are no games, here is the appearances schedule the team has set up for the next few weeks:
Tuesday: Jolene Anderson, Jamie Carey, Kerri Gardin, Sandrine Gruda, Amber Holt and Ketia Swanier will take part in a basketball clinic from 1-2 p.m. at the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass.
Wednesday: The same group will host a WNBA Fit Clinic from 2-3:30 p.m. with children from the Drop-in Learning Center at Connecticut College in New London.
Aug. 5: Asjha Jones, Tamika Raymond and Danielle Page will be on hand from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Lake Compounce in Bristol to welcome Mohegan Sun employees taking part in Employee Appreciation Days.
Aug. 7: Jones, Raymond and Page will sign autographs, teach basketball skills and conduct contests for children from 1-2 p.m. at the Dunkin Donuts on 704 Foxon Road in East Haven.
(A note: Be aware, there are two Dunkin Donuts locations within a mile of each other on Foxon Road, also known as Rt. 80. The 704 location is across the street from the Eblens plaza. The other location is technically in New Haven, but there are essentially four Dunkin Donuts in the East Haven area. It's borderline ridiculous.)
That same day, Barbara Turner and Tamika Whitmore will be at Lake Compounce also welcoming Sun employees to the park.
Aug. 8: Anderson, Gruda and Swanier will be at Lake Compounce for the same event.
Aug. 11: Raymond Turner and Lindsay Whalen will conduct a Fastbreak to Reading Timeout from 3-5 p.m. with children from the Stamford community at the Pitney Bowes Headquarters in Stamford. WNBA president Donna Orender will also be on hand.
Aug. 14: Whalen, Whitmore and Turner will sign autographs, teach skills and conduct contests for children at the Dunkin Donuts on 129 Westin Street in Hartford.