This story originally appeared on the In the Loop blog.
When the Minnesota Lynx took on the Washington Mystics in a preseason game at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester, the event had Mayo Clinic written all over it — including on the jerseys of the reigning WNBA champions. Mayo is the marquee sponsor of the Lynx, and putting Mayo's name on a team uniform was a first. "It pushed us a bit out of our comfort zone," Mayo President and CEO John Noseworthy, M.D., said at a reception before the game. "But it has been great. It's something very special to come to a Lynx game and see so many families with young kids, especially young girls, wearing Mayo Clinic jerseys."
This game was especially special for four young girls in the arena. That's because they'd been selected as the game's "Kids Captains." According to the Rochester Post-Bulletin, the honorary title "conferred all kinds of privileges, including courtside seats, a meet with the team captains at center court, and $50 concessionaire check." Rest the rest of the story.