The Washington Wizards and the 2019 WNBA Champions Washington Mystics announced their winners for the Nike Game Growers program. The Wizards selected Anaiya and Yari from MRC Mustang Basketball. The Mystics selected Gianna and Kendall from Sidwell Friends School.
Gianna and Kendall were surprised by the Mystics staff after their basketball practice on Wednesday, December 11. Anaiya and Yari were surprised by the Wizards staff on Friday, December 13 before their basketball practice.
All four girls will attend the Game Growers Training Camp to represent the Wizards and Mystics at Nike’s World Headquarters in January 2020. At this training camp, the girls will have an opportunity to polish up their ideas with Nike and collaborate with other Game Growers winners throughout the NBA and WNBA. Selected Game Growers will get the chance to share their ideas at the 2020 WNBA Draft in New York City.
Nike partnered with participating NBA and WNBA teams to create Game Growers, a national program that gives eighth-grade girls the opportunity to develop ideas to increase girls’ participation in sports in their local communities.