DAV MN & Minnesota Lynx

The DAV of MN has had a great success with reaching out to women veterans with their MN Lynx Partnership and the Homegrown Hero Program. Over the 17 game 2016 season, the DAV of MN selected a woman veteran to be recognized at the game. The MN Lynx also set up a special practice event for the DAV of MN and it’s guests. 50 veterans and family members were selected to take part in the Lynx Practice event (see Video). The Lynx used the DAV of MN as a test project for taking part in an actual team practice. The group got photo opportunities with the Lynx’s three WNBA championship trophies, followed by a lunch and program with Lynx leadership. The culminating event was the team practice and a question and answer session with the Lynx Coach and players.

Later that week was the Lynx, Hoops for Troops, military appreciation night sponsored by the DAV of MN. 50 guests were invited for a pre-game reception dinner. The DAV of MN was allocated 200 tickets to give away to veterans. Woman veterans were celebrated and recognized throughout the game. With this partnership with the MN Lynx, the DAV has been able to gain a vast new network of women veterans in the state.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22:  during the WNBA game on JULY 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) Guard Flag MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22:  during the WNBA game on JULY 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22:  during the WNBA game on JULY 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22:  during the WNBA game on JULY 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 22:  during the WNBA game on JULY 22, 2016 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)
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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19:  The Minnesota Lynx  along with Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota will be showing their military appreciation by hosting 50 women veterans and their families for an open practice, including a Q&A Session with Head Coach Cheryl Reeve and Lynx Forward, Rebekkah Brunson as well as take a group photo with the entire Lynx team and watch a portion of the teamÕs practice on July 19, 2016 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Courts at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19:  The Minnesota Lynx  along with Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota will be showing their military appreciation by hosting 50 women veterans and their families for an open practice, including a Q&A Session with Head Coach Cheryl Reeve and Lynx Forward, Rebekkah Brunson as well as take a group photo with the entire Lynx team and watch a portion of the teamÕs practice on July 19, 2016 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Courts at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images) MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 19:  The Minnesota Lynx  along with Disabled American Veterans of Minnesota will be showing their military appreciation by hosting 50 women veterans and their families for an open practice, including a Q&A Session with Head Coach Cheryl Reeve and Lynx Forward, Rebekkah Brunson as well as take a group photo with the entire Lynx team and watch a portion of the teamÕs practice on July 19, 2016 at the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx Courts at Mayo Clinic Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  NOTE TO USER:  User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

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