Spotlighting Chicago Sky Players On Their Impact Off the Court
Our first TickPick Community MVP award recipient is Diamond Deshields. Diamond is a strong advocate for social justice, chairing the #SkyTakesAction initiative that raised over 100k for local minority owned businesses. Diamond also sits on the board of advisors for Youth Guidance, providing valuable insight and awareness. Most recently, Diamond provided over 150+ complimentary eye exams and glasses to underserved youth. While Diamond continues to impress her fans on the court, her accolades and efforts to better her community is what makes her the very first TickPick Community MVP.
Our next TickPick Community MVP award recipient is Kahleah Copper. Kahleah is an inspirational leader off the Sky court creating the third annual Skills and Drills Academy presented by 2k. Their mission is to give back, inspire, and teach the fundamentals of the game to the young women in Philadelphia.
To register for the event visit https://eventnoire.com/2k-skills-drills/
When Allie was younger she took for granted being able to go to camps and have access to coaches, fun activities in a structured environment, so Allie Quigley with the help from her teammate and wife Courtney Vandersloot decided to bring that experience to children from the Boys and Girls Club in Joliet, IL. Hosted at University of St. Francis Rec Center where Allie’s father attended college and his name is now memorialized on the court, youth were able to participate in the camp, and spend some time with the Vanderquigs. The event culminated with an autograph session, pizza party, and the youth received t-shirts, shoes, and basketballs. The Vanderquigs also made a generous donation of brand new basketballs to the Boys & Girls Club of Joliet!
This month we are recognizing the entire Chicago Sky basketball team for their valiant effort to recognize two girls from the community who have shown a love for basketball and aspire to play in the WNBA.
On Sept. 17 the Chicago Sky partnered with LaRabida Children’s Hospital to sign Byance, a 14-year-old patient at LaRibda to a one-day contract. With her one-day contact Byance was able to attended the game with her family, held a press assist the players during the pregame warm-ups, and accompany the team to the locker room. Although the players were able to leave to go and rest before the game the team stayed to ensure Byance had a crowd for her pregame presser. Not only did they stay but they also asked questions similar to the kind of questions they were asked when they first signed to a team. They gave her high fives and went far and beyond to make sure Byance felt like a real Sky player