Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Phoenix Mercury And The WNBA

On July 18Th some of my family and I had the pleasure of going to the US Airways center here in Phoenix to see a game between the Phoenix Mercury and Chicago Sky. I have never been to a WNBA game before this, and was excited to see how they played.
Among us going to the game were two one year old toddlers and my two year old. I thought they were going to go crazy by half time but, they were really entertained by what was going on! My two year old loved the energy of the game and the music. She danced when music was playing and loved watching the half time show. She also learned how to say "defense" and other related game terms. Also, true story, the boys were rolling their eyes and sighing when I told them we were going to a WNBA game. Once we were there, they were really into it. My sister-in-law had to leave early and my nephew was really upset that he didn't get to see the outcome. Ha ha. Just goes to show that a sport can be engaging no matter what sex the person is watching and what sex the team is playing.

My favorite parts of the experience were the fans, which were really upbeat and enjoyed their team playing, and all the fan participation involved before and during the game. There were adorable little children dancing a little hip hop number, and doing it very well. There were fun little games and races done with other fans to win prizes, and there was awesome music to set the high energy tone of the games.

One of the best parts? Phoenix Mercury beat Chicago Sky in their home game. Yay! Way to go team. During this game, they were a cohesive team and did a great job with their defense. I also like that having a professional women's team shows my little girl that she can do basically anything that she puts her mind to. That example is very important to me.

The WNBA in and of itself is also linked to many different causes including; breast health awareness, Jr. NBA, Fast Break to Reading Program. If you're interested in learning more about the Mercury, or the WNBA as a whole, you can check them out on twitter, follow them on facebook, youtube, and 2009 t.v. spot.
Go check out the great discounts that WNBA and ticketmaster have put together.


HollyB said...

it was fun!

Chilihead said...

I'm so glad you all had a good time! It looks like a blast!

eastonsmom said...

Love the picture of you and Kaia!

Grammymouse said...

Love the family pics!
glad you all had a great time :-)
I must admit, you are very brave to take toddlers to a big event like this !! Koodos for the kiddos for being so good & involved!