Dayton Proclaims Sunday 'Lindsay Whalen Day' Ahead of Star's Final Regular Season Lynx Game

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.


RELATED: Lynx Star Lindsay Whalen Announces Retirement from WNBA

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.

RELATED: Team Reaction to Lindsay Whalen's Retirement

The Lynx play the Washington Mystics Sunday at 6 p.m.

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.


Anthony Brousseau

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