Friday, July 18, 2008

Wear your Sunday pinks

The Sun are encouraging all fans to wear pink as part of their “Pack The Place Pink” promotion for Sunday's 1 p.m. game against the Chiacgo Sky at Mohegan Sun Arena.

All fans in attendance at the game will also receive a pink ribbon to promote breast health awareness. The Sun are partnering with Backus Hospital in Norwich as part of the Sun Community All-Stars Program. As part of the program, the Sun will host a pre-game reception for Backus breast cancer survivors and supporters.

The Sun also announced they've paired with the PBS Kid's show, Design Squad, to film an episode in which two groups of aspiring engineers design a t-shirt shooter for use at a game. The finale of the episode will be filmed at Sunday's game.

The challenge, which was posed to the two groups earlier in the week by Sun
players Tamika Raymond and Lindsay Whalen as part of the promotion, was to design and build a way to safely distribute t-shirts to fans in the upper deck of the arena at a game. The winning team will be revealed live during the game.

The episode is being filmed for Season 3 of Design Squad, which premieres on PBS in the fall of 2009. The show is aired locally on CPTV on Saturdays at 10 a.m.

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