Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Next year in Jerusalem Washington. Thanks to a poster on the Rebkell board, the BasketCases have learned that next May, for the first time ever, a WNBA team will host an Israeli professional women's basketball team in an official preseason game. The host team is our very own Washington Mystics, and they will play a preseason contest against Anda Ramat Hasharon at the Phone Booth on May 13, 2007, shortly after the conclusion of the Israeli professional season. Profits from the game will be donated to battered women's shelters in the U.S. and to helping women battling cancer in Israel.

Prior to the 2005 WNBA season, the Mystics' Chasity Melvin played for Anda Ramat Hasharon in Israel and earned MVP honors. Many WNBA players, including the Mystics own C-Rob, have played in Israel and have fallen in love with the fans and the country. Last season, the BasketCases had the pleasure of meeting the marketing director of Anda Ramat Hasharon when she was in Washington taking in a Mystics game. No doubt that chance meeting with the BasketCases is what sealed the deal. *wink*


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