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The W wears orange to prevent gun violence

Fourth of July weekend spotlighted our nation’s gun violence problem. WNBA players are doing something about it, and here’s how you can get involved.

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Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun wears orange.

Deadly gun violence was the name of the game in many U.S. cities over Fourth of July weekend, with multiple people including children being shot to death in Atlanta, Chicago, New York and Philadelphia, among other locales. Now the players of the WNBA, with support from the players’ union, are taking a stand against America’s deadly scourge, even as they prepare to begin training camps to tip off the 2020 WNBA season from the Bradenton, Florida, bubble, and even as players both inside and outside the bubble fight for racial justice and an end to the police killings of Black Americans.

Thus, the players are supporting Everytown for Gun Safety, “a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.”

The W wears orange

This special orange tie-dye shirt from BreakingT is licensed by the WNBPA, with proceeds going to Everytown for Gun Safety.

Courtney Vandersloot of the Chicago Sky wears orange.
Jasmine Thomas of the Connecticut Sun wears orange.
Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks wears orange.
The W wears orange.

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