Mission: The Connecticut Sun Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of Connecticut’s youth by supporting athletic and educational endeavors.
History: The Connecticut Sun Foundation was established in 2007. Through private donations, fund-raising events and contributions from the Connecticut Sun and its owners, the Connecticut Sun Foundation looks forward to impacting the lives of youth in Connecticut.
Mission: To create year-round programming, messaging and activation via team and player outlets to eradicate racism and reverse systemic oppression in Black and Brown communities in Connecticut and throughout New England. This page will be continually updated with social reform resources.
Free-throws for Change:
Every free-throw made by the Sun during the season will result in a $5 donation towards the overall effort via the Connecticut Sun Foundation. All free-throws made in the fourth quarter by the Sun during the season will double the donation to $10 each.
Following the season, the Sun will auction off game-worn and individually signed jerseys via the DASH app. All game jerseys feature Breonna Taylor’s name under each respective Sun player name. The recognition of Taylor is part of an overall effort by WNBA players to recognize women who have died due to alleged police brutality or racial injustice.
Change Can’t Wait Shirts:
$20, with net proceeds of $15 per shirt going to the overall fundraising effort. Sun players will be consulted to provide direction on what organizations will receive the funds raised throughout the season.
Learn more about the Connecticut Sun Foundation, Change Can’t Wait, and other community initiatives here.