The reigning WNBA champions have announced they will be spending Wednesday celebrating their championship through community service.
The Minnesota Lynx made the announcement after they did not get an invitation to visit President Trump at the White House. (RELATED: Championship Team Doesn’t Get Invitation To White House, Coach Is Ticked)
Have any women’s champions been invited to the White House? RT @ABC: NEW: WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx “to commemorate 2017 Championship in Washington D.C. through community service.” https://t.co/Wm48vmMyWN pic.twitter.com/LuJHdtI0Ce
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 5, 2018
There will also be certain members of Congress joining them, but it’s unclear who they will be.
The team will be going to Payne Elementary School to work with the Samaritan’s Feet organization.
“Samaritan’s Feet is a non-profit organization that serves and inspires hope in children by providing show as the foundation to a healthy life, resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities,” according to the statement.
The team’s head coach Cheryl Reeve has previously expressed her frustrations with Trump and the White House.
Re White House:
1) President’s have recognized WNBA Champs dating back to Houston Comets
2) Golden State, UNC MBB, Bama Fball, Astros received an invite/visited within months of ‘ship.
3) Womens collegiate champs lumped together in 1 ceremony
4) WNBA Champs = no invite https://t.co/qBtkmXQciw
— Cheryl Reeve (@LynxCoachReeve) May 3, 2018
This announcement comes on the heels of the White House cancelling the Philadelphia Eagles’ celebratory visit.
It also comes on the same day as NBA superstar LeBron James saying neither his team nor the Golden State Warriors would attend the White House should they even be invited. (RELATED: LEBRON JAMES REVEALS IF THE NBA CHAMPION WILL VISIT THE WHITE HOUSE)