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Lynx use trip to Washington for day of service

Associated Press Associated Press
Cassandra Castillo | 10 June, 2018, 17:38

WNBA champions Minnesota Lynx were not invited to the White House this year.

"We want to serve", Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve said (via the Star-Tribune). The president later rescinded the invitation to the White House.

They told reporters the event was an extension of the team's community service. But instead of complaining about President Donald Trump's snub, they chose to give back to the community.

During training camp last month, Reeve said the absence of an invitation was, to her, a reflection of how the Trump White House views women. The effort was in partnership with Samaritan's Feet.

All 340 students at Payne will get new socks and shoes donated by Nike, Jordan Brand and DTLR Villa.

"I think they understand their power, their ability to enact change". After visiting the school, the Lynx will celebrate with Minnesota's congressional delegation.

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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.

And, as noted by Youngblood, LeBron James recently expressed disappointment that the Lynx were not invited to the White House.

The Warriors went through a similar situation previous year following their National Basketball Association championship, with several players and the coach discussing their lack of interest in visiting Trump for a celebration. In February, the Warriors took kids from the Maryland activity center where Durant played as a child on a tour of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Sure, some might say that it's convenient to love this team, considering that they're the most accomplished squad in the WNBA.

"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. "But they were like, 'Nope, this is how we want to do this".

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