WNBA tips off FIT Week

NEW YORK – WNBA FIT Week tips off today and runs through Aug. 31 as part of WNBA FIT, the league’s comprehensive health and wellness platform that encourages living a healthy lifestyle.

Throughout the week, the league will engage teams, players, partners and community organizations to highlight the importance of leading an active and healthy life while following the latest health and safety guidelines.

As part of WNBA FIT Week, the WNBA and Bright Pink will continue its commitment to raising awareness about breast health with WNBA Breast Health Awareness (BHA) Day on Aug. 29.  BHA Day will feature three nationally televised games including the Seattle Storm facing off against the Chicago Sky on ABC at 2 p.m. ET followed up by the Dallas Wings taking on the Indiana Fever on CBS at 4 p.m. ET.

Working in partnership with Bright Pink, the WNBA will focus on the prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women while providing support for high-risk individuals.  Teams playing on Aug. 29 will wear black WNBA BHA warm-up shirts and jerseys to raise awareness.

Throughout the week, the league and its teams will host virtual programs and events from the WNBA “Wubble” such as virtual yoga and meditation sessions to promote mental health and fortitude as well as virtual workout classes and panels.  The league will host a virtual WNBA FIT – Total Athlete Panel focusing on building a healthier community that will encourage taking care of the body, mental performance, diet and nutrition, teamwork and leadership, and time management.

CBS Sports Network (CBSSN) and ESPN networks will feature 14 games throughout WNBA FIT Week beginning Tuesday, Aug. 25 featuring a double header on CBSSN with the New York Liberty led by Kia Nurse, against the Chicago Sky with Eastern Conference player of the week Courtney Vandersloot at 7 p.m. ET, and the A’ja Wilson-led Las Vegas Aces matching up against Arike Ogunbowale and the Dallas Wings at 9 p.m. ET.  The double header will be followed up with Kelsey Mitchell and the Indiana Fever facing off against the current league leader Seattle Storm, led by Breanna Stewart, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN2.  The full WNBA FIT Week nationally televised schedule is as follows:

WNBA FIT Week Nationally Televised Games:

Tuesday, Aug. 25 New York vs. Chicago CBSSN 7:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 25 Las Vegas vs. Dallas CBSSN 9:00 PM
Tuesday, Aug. 25 Indiana vs. Seattle ESPN2 10:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Washington vs. Atlanta ESPN2 7:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Los Angeles vs. Minnesota CBSSN 8:00 PM
Wednesday, Aug. 26 Connecticut vs. Phoenix CBSSN 10:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 27 Chicago vs. Indiana ESPN2 7:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 27 Dallas vs. New York CBSSN 8:00 PM
Thursday, Aug. 27 Las Vegas vs. Seattle CBSSN 10:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 28 Los Angeles vs. Connecticut CBSSN 8:00 PM
Friday, Aug. 28 Washington vs. Phoenix CBSSN 10:00 PM
*Saturday, Aug. 29 New York vs. Las Vegas CBSSN 12:00 PM
*Saturday, Aug. 29 Seattle vs. Chicago ABC 2:00 PM
*Saturday, Aug. 29 Dallas vs. Indiana CBS 4:00 PM

*Breast Health Awareness Day

WNBA teams, players, and fans can take the Bright Pink’s “Assess Your Risk” survey www.wnba.com/assessrisk and to learn more about WNBA FIT Week, please visit https://cares.wnba.com/wnbafit/.

About the WNBA
The WNBA is a bold, progressive basketball league that stands for the power of women.  Featuring 12 teams, the W is a unique sports property that combines competition and entertainment with a commitment to diversity and inclusion and social responsibility.  Through its world-class athletes, the in-game fan experience, TV and digital broadcasts, digital and social content and community outreach programs, the league celebrates and elevates the game of basketball and the culture around it.

In 2020, the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association signed a groundbreaking eight-year CBA that charts a new course for women’s basketball – and women’s sports overall – with a focus on increased player compensation, improvements to the player experience, expanded career development opportunities and resources specifically tailored to the female professional athlete.  Key elements of the agreement are supported through the league’s new partnership platform, WNBA Changemakers. Inaugural WNBA Changemakers include AT&T, Deloitte and Nike.   For more information, visit WNBA.com.

About Bright Pink
Bright Pink is a national non-profit on a mission to help save lives from breast and ovarian cancer by empowering women to know their risk and manage their health proactively. Since 2007, Bright Pink has inspired over 1.7 million women to be their own best health advocates through personalized prevention.  Put Awareness In Action™ at BrightPink.org