Lynx to Commemorate 2017 WNBA Championship Through Community Service in D.C.

June 05, 2018 03:59 PM

The video above originally aired in early May


The Minnesota Lynx will team up with a nonprofit to commemorate the team's 2017 WNBA championship and promote a healthy lifestyle. 

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On Wednesday, the team will host a service event with Samaritan's Feet Shoes of Hope Distribution at Payne Elementary School in Washington D.C., according to a release from the team. 

The event comes after the team did not receive an invitation to the White House to celebrate its title.

RELATED: Lynx Win 2017 WNBA Championship 

Samaritan's Feet Shoes of Hope Distribution is a nonprofit that provides shoes "as the foundation to a healthy life, resulting in the advancement of education and economic opportunities." 

While at Payne Elementary School, the team will distribute new shoes and socks to all 340 students. 

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According to the release from the team, 30 percent of the students that attend Payne Elementary School are homeless and all students fall under low-income status. 

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