Women's Hoops Blog

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Thursday, June 04, 2009

From Our Sports:
During her farewell season, Leslie will don a pair of specially designed sneakers created by Nike. The distinctive edition of the new Blue Chip II will feature the Sparks' familiar purple-and-gold colors and, at Leslie's request, a unique, pink highlight pattern. The shoes will be used to generate awareness about breast cancer and raise funds to help fight the disease, a cause that is very important to her. Prominent among the efforts will be online or in-arena auctions of the Leslie-Nike sneakers, conducted by many WNBA clubs following select Sparks road games. Proceeds will benefit the Kay Yow/WBCA Cancer Fund in partnership with The V Foundation.
Some may remember the health scare Lisa's mom had in 2000.