August 19, 2018 03:26 PM
Ahead of Lindsay Whalen's final regular season game as a member of the Minnesota Lynx, Gov. Mark Dayton is honoring the WNBA star.
Dayton proclaimed Sunday "Lindsay Whalen Day" in the state.
Whalen, a Minnesota native, announced Monday she will retire from the WNBA at the end of this season. She was named head women's basketball coach at the University of Minnesota -- where she played college ball -- earlier this year.
Whalen has played 15 seasons in the WNBA and has been with the Lynx since 2010. She's a five-time All-Star, the winningest player in WNBA history and a four-time league champion.
The Lynx play the Washington Mystics Sunday at 6 p.m.
She’s here. pic.twitter.com/TbjwY6bGOj— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) August 19, 2018
Dayton's proclamation isn't the only celebration planned for Sunday. Xcel Energy said it plans to light two of its substations in Lynx colors -- the one at 29th Street and Oakland Avenue and the one at 28th Street and Hiawatha Avenue.
Updated: August 19, 2018 03:26 PM
Created: August 19, 2018 02:27 PM
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