President Obama Hosts WNBA Champs At The White House


President Obama congratulated the WNBA’s 2012 champions, Indiana Fever, in the East Room of the White House on Friday. He also acknowledged Tamika Catchings, the MVP of the team, for establishing her Catch the Stars Foundation which works closely with First Lady Michelle Obama’s program, Let’s Move!

The program encourages children to stay healthy and be active.

President Obama thanked the women for giving back to the communities and said, “Players on the Fever have received a combined 13 WNBA Community Assist Awards for countless hours they spend volunteering. They visit local school kids as part of the Read to Achieve Program. They’ve teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for folks in Indianapolis. And right after this, they’re going to run a basketball clinic on the South Lawn for young people here in D.C.”

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