CHICAGO (August 31, 2023) — In collaboration with Marvel, the Chicago Sky will host the first ever Marvel Super HeroTM Day on September 3 against the New York Liberty at Wintrust Arena at 2 p.m. CT, presented by Magellan Corporation. The game will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
The Sky will be the first professional women’s sports team and first ever WNBA team to celebrate a Marvel Super Hero™ Day. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a limited edition Shuri Black Panther bobblehead and up to 10,000 fans will receive a souvenir poster featuring star Sky players and Marvel characters. The bobblehead is Marvel’s first-ever Shuri Black Panther bobblehead to be created in collaboration with a professional sports team. Sunday will also feature Marvel activations and contests throughout the game. See attached for poster and bobblehead graphic. The deal was facilitated by AthLife, Inc, Marvel’s longtime sports representative.
“The Chicago Sky’s collaboration with Marvel is another example of the Sky leading the way in fan engagement in the WNBA by creating an experience that celebrates the powerful women of the Sky and Marvel,” NBA Hall of Fame Legend and Chicago Sky Owner Dwyane Wade said. “Our goal is to find creative ways to elevate the fan experience and showcase the talent of our players. This activation with Marvel does just that, all while attracting new fans to the WNBA.”
“Our work with AthLife is about bringing together two of the most dedicated fan bases. Comic fans and sports fans go hand in hand, and their spirit continues to shine through at our Marvel Super HeroTM Day events,” said Dan Buckley, President of Marvel Comics and Franchise. “We’re excited to continue bringing these experiences to teams and fans across the country, and hope that Chicago Sky is the first of many WNBA teams to join in on the fun.”
About Chicago Sky
The 2021 WNBA Champion Chicago Sky are a professional women’s basketball team founded in 2005 by principal owner, Michael Alter. The Chicago Sky were the first independently owned women’s professional basketball team to join the WNBA and plays at Wintrust Arena. The season runs from May-September. Call 866.SKY.WNBA or visit sky.wnba.com for more information.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media for over eighty years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing, publishing, games, and digital media. For more information visit marvel.com. © 2023 MARVEL