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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

President Obama to Honor WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury at the White House

WASHINGTON--On Monday, July 19, President Obama will welcome the WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury to the White House to honor the team’s 2009 championship season.  In conjunction with this event, members of the team will participate in a service project with local area youth during their visit to Washington, D.C.  This continues a tradition begun by President Obama of sports champions serving in the community as part of their visit.  The White House event will be open press.  More details will be released in the next several days.