The Atlanta Dream’s home game, “Dream Pink” event, on Aug. 24 against the Chicago Sky, will be nationally televised by ESPN2, the team recently announced. Tip-off will be at 7 p.m. ET at Philips Arena.
The WNBA Dream partners with Grady Health System to increase awareness surrounding breast health. Among the activities surrounding the game will be a silent auction at game time and a live auction immediately following the contest that includes players on the home team donning pink jerseys. All proceeds from the auctions will benefit Grady Health System and their efforts.
The game will feature the top two teams in the Eastern Conference who combined for five All-Star selections this season. Chicago currently leads the East with a 13-6 record, while Atlanta sits one game back at 11-6. The Dream defeated Chicago in the only previous meeting between the teams this season, earning an 88-74 victory on June 16 in Philips Arena.
The matchup will also include three of the five players voted in as starters for the Eastern Conference for the 2013 All-Star Game, including Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry and Chicago’s rookie sensation Elena Delle Donne and Epiphanny Prince. In addition, the Dream’s Erika de Souza and the Sky’s Sylvia Fowles represented the East as reserves at the All-Star Game.