Connecticut Sun announce Lindsay Whalen Night

Sun announce six theme nights for the 2019 season

Of the six theme nights announced on April 24, the one to circle on your calendar would be Lindsay Whalen Night on Aug. 23 when the Sun take on the Las Vegas Aces at 7:30 p.m. Whalen’s number 13 will be raised into the rafters and both former players and other special guests will be there to help her celebrate.

Whalen was drafted with the fourth overall pick in 2004 and in her six seasons she led the team to the playoffs five times, including two trips to the WNBA Finals. In her time in Uncasville, she averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 29.4 minutes per game.

The Sun also announced five other theme nights that are set to take place between June and September.

On June 16 the Sun will celebrate the incredibly strong women in the community with the Burn it Down game on June 16 when the team takes on the Seattle Storm at 3:30 p.m. The game will honor female elected officials from all aspects of Connecticut’s government and burning down old stereotypes. The game will also feature all-female entertainment including both the national anthem and the halftime show.

On July 6 the Sun will celebrate first responders and military personnel on Hometown Heroes Day when the team takes on the Minnesota Lynx at 2 p.m.

On July 12 the Sun will celebrate the LGBTQ+ community on Pride Night when the team hosts the Phoenix Mercury at 8 p.m. The team will host a pride panel postgame that will feature players, entertainment stars and local celebrities.

The Sun will honor both the survivors and those who have lost their battle with breast cancer during Rock the Pink weekend that includes games on both Aug. 16 and Aug. 18. The teams will wear special uniforms and raise awareness for breast health awareness. The Sun will take on the Storm on Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and the Dallas Wings on Aug. 18 at 3 p.m.

The Sun will close out their regular season at home against the Chicago Sky at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 while celebrating Fan Appreciation Night

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