The Washington Mystics will host its annual Pride celebration on Saturday, June 29 at 2:00 p.m. against the Connecticut Sun in a game that will be televised on ESPN. Earlier this month, the team also unveiled an updated version of their primary logo which features the colors of the pride rainbow flag, as well as colors represented within the bisexual pride and transgender pride flag.
This logo will be featured on all the team’s social media platforms, sales messaging, and on all pride assets during the month of June. The team is also offering a special Mystics Pride Pack which includes a ticket to the game and Mystics pride t-shirt (attached). Single game tickets start at $12 and are currently on sale. Fans can purchase tickets by calling 1-877-324-6671, by visiting www.WashingtonMystics.com and at all local Ticketmaster outlets.
NBC4 anchor/reporter Meagan Fitzgerald who recently announced her engagement on air to her fiancée Kelly Heath, will serve as the game’s honorary captains. Washington will also host a Pride auction featuring a variety of Mystics team and player signed items, as well as signed items from other athletes from the Washington Capitals and Washington Wizards such as Capitals goalie Brayden Holtby and Wizards guard John Wall. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people. HRC envisions a world where LGBTQ people are embraced as full members of society at home, at work and in every community.
“The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is so grateful for the support from Monumental Sports and the Washington Mystics, both of whom have been tremendous allies in moving LGBTQ equality forward in Washington, D.C. and beyond,” said Jay Brown, senior vice president of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. “The money raised at this auction will help fund the HRC Foundation’s crucial work in advancing LGBTQ equality for everyone, everywhere. We’re so glad to see these influential sports organizations support our work and use their platforms to lift up the LGBTQ community.”
Fans will be able to learn more about the work of the HRC Foundation, as well other local LGBT organizations serving the LGBTQ community with interactive concourse exhibits and in-game content.
All fans attending the Mystics Pride game will also receive a cheer card to display during the game with the team’s pride message of All Are Welcome on This Court. A card will be created for each color of the pride flag. Throughout the game, the Mystics will also recognize the work that many local organizations and the District of Columbia are doing to support and protect LGBTQ people.