Published: Sun, June 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

WNBA champions weren't invited to White House, will celebrate with community work


"We want to serve", Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve said, per Youngblood.

The Lynx have won four of the past seven WNBA titles, including last year's championship. But instead of complaining about President Donald Trump's snub, they chose to give back to the community.

While the Lynx players and coaches didn't mention President Donald Trump by name during the event, the team's lack of an invite to the White House drew the attention of the teams in the NBA Finals.

The 2017 WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx never got an invite to The White House following their title win almost a year ago.

It just so happened that Reeve had just talked with Samaritan's Feet, a nonprofit that provides shoes to children, about partnering with the organization. "It's hard not to think that gender is playing a role here because of the consistency with which men's teams are being invited and celebrated", Reeve told The Washington Post's Ava Wallace. "I think it reflects the priorities of this particular administration". Socks and shoes came from Nike, Jordan Brand and DTLR Villa, and the Lynx plan to wash feet as part of their community service.

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Sylvia Fowles had 21 points and 12 rebounds, Maya Moore added 19 points and the Minnesota Lynx snapped a four-game losing streak with an 88-80 victory over the Washington Mystics on Thursday.

First, LeBron James called the situation "laughable".

Kerr's team spent a few hours at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington with local students earlier this year after their White House visit offer was rejected and rescinded. "We were taught long ago, when you stand idly by, change is not going to come", Reeve said.

"I love this team, and we are so proud of this team, and we would invite them to our house any day", U.S. Sen.

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