Proceeds benefit 51 for 51
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington Mystics and Monumental Sports & Entertainment Foundation will launch an auction featuring game-worn, autographed Heroine Edition jerseys online on Saturday, Aug. 28 at noon. The auction will launch the day of the Mystics game vs. the Dallas Wings that will commemorate the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington and the continuation of the work to advance full and equal rights for all Americans.
Proceeds from the auction will benefit 51 for 51, a coalition of D.C. and national groups committed to equal representation for D.C.’s over 700,000 residents. 51 for 51 advocates to make D.C. the 51st state with 51 votes in the Senate. The fundraiser will conclude on Saturday, Sept. 4 at noon.
More than 700,000 residents in Washington, D.C., are still being denied full voting rights and representation in Congress. The WNBA’s Washington Mystics, who play in the District of Columbia, support Statehood for Washington, D.C. The silver star located on the front of the team’s jersey symbolizes the organization’s solidarity with the more than 700,000 District residents, and the movement for D.C. to become the nation’s 51st state and the 51st star on the U.S. Flag.