Obama Welcomes WNBA Champs Lynx to the White House
President Barack Obama received the WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx in the White House. He lauded their amazing comeback and praised them for being good role models to young women. Two years ago, the Lynx owned the worst record in the league. President Obama said that this didn’t get them down and got to work with their game.
The Minnesota Lynx got a lot of boost after drafting new star players that helped them defeat the Atlanta Dream. By the end of the season, they had the best record in the league. Their homes games were the hottest ticket in town.
In the post-season, the Lynx lost only one game and swept the final two series. President Obama said that it was an incredible turnaround. He also praised the players’ contributions to the community. The players raised money for breast cancer research via the Cat Walk for a Cure fashion show.
President Obama said that the team does it all and they do it in style. He thanked the players for being wonderful role models. He added that when girls are involved in athletics, they do better in all aspects of their lives. They tend to be more confident and do better in school. They also have less social problems.
The president also quipped that women athletes present themselves well and are great ambassadors for the game. He added that people wouldn’t see them doing stupid stuff. They play the game the right way. They are competitive but they’re great sportswomen.
The team is set to keep their championship title. The president said that with three games to go in the season, the Lynx has the best record in the WNBA. He said that he has a feeling that they will be back in the White House in the near future.