L.A. Hoop Ladies Spark Local High School Team

Published : Monday, June 17, 2019 | 4:44 AM

The Los Angeles Sparks has adopted Pasadena High School’s girls basketball team under their Adopt-a-Team program, a local initiative to help teams, coaches and parents motivate youth, provide professional basketball role models and create team bonding experiences.

The Sparks’ Adopt-A-Team program, done in partnership with the Pasadena Rotary Club, promotes well-being, hard work and fun through Los Angeles Sparks basketball games and unique fan experiences.

These tutors are not too shabby as the Sparks are the Women’s National Basketball Association’s reigning champions.

Sparks team members and officials of the Sparks organization surprised the Pasadena High School Bulldogs with a recent announcement about the adoptions.

The extended privilege entails a pretty package of perks, such as 10 season tickets, 15 group tickets to one Sparks game and 15 post-game autographed passes to meet two sparks players; an hour of court time at Staples Center for practice, and a chance to watch the Sparks during team practice.

Sparks President and Chief Operating Officer Danita Johnson spoke about the importance of paving the way for young girls to continue their passion for basketball, starting with high school and aiming for the WNBA.

The Pasadena Rotary Club is one of the pioneer organizations supporting the Sparks’ Adopt-a-Team program. Other organizations can also help support local youth basketball by adopting a team for the 2019 LA Sparks season, which runs from May to September.

The program’s long-term goal is for every youth basketball team to be adopted, and to be able to experience “the excitement of championship caliber women’s professional basketball.”

The Sparks website shows two ways for high school teams to get adopted: one is as easy as showing companies details of the Sparks Adopt-a-Team program, through the team’s website, www.sparks.wnba.com/adopt-a-team/. The other way is to fill out an online adoption application on the team website which will indicate your desire to be adopted.

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