• By Dana Sparks

Minnesota Lynx to Play Game in Rochester on Mother’s Day

March 28, 2016

Minnesota Lynx mascot in front of Mayo Clinic sign

The three-time WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx will play a preseason game in Rochester's Taylor Arena on Sunday, May 8.  The announcement was made at today's news conference featuring Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve and Lynx star player and Minnesota native Lindsay Whalen, along with Chris Wright, Lynx and Timberwolves president, and Dr. John Wald, who is medical director for Mayo Clinic Public Affairs. Mayo is a presenting sponsor for the event, which falls on Mother's Day.

After the news conference, Reeve and Whalen visited patients at the Mayo Clinic Children's Center and 17-year-old Brooke Phillips held one of their championship rings.

Journalists: B-roll of the visit to the Mayo Clinic Children's Center is in the downloads. Sound bites from the news conference are also in the downloads.

Mayo Clinic's collaborations with the Lynx and the Minnesota Timberwolves help extend the Mayo Model of Care to Twin Cities’ sports medicine patients. The collaboration includes:

  • The Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center in downtown Minneapolis
  • Designating Mayo Clinic as the preferred medical provider for the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Minnesota Lynx
  • Collaborating with the teams to educate the public about health and wellness topics
  • Dr. Nancy M. Cummings, Orthopedic Surgery, as head team physician for the Lynx

Tickets for the Mother's Day game are on sale through Ticketmaster.

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