Mercury to host clinic at tomorrow’s Sports Explosion

Kara Braxton. Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Mercury.

Phoenix Mercury forward/center Kara Braxton and director of basketball operations Bridget Pettis will be on site tomorrow at the Phoenix Women’s Sports Association’s Sports Explosion. The event takes place from 8am to noon at Grand Canyon University.

Braxton and Pettis will host a basketball clinic for youth from 11am to noon and will be available to answer questions and sign autographs. Members of the Mercury’s Hip Hop Squad and Scorch, the mascot, will be performing at 10am and hosting a dance class prior to the basketball clinic.

Bridget Pettis, director of basketball operations for the Phoenix Mercury, at a youth clinic held earlier this year. Photo courtesy of the Phoenix Mercury.

The Sports Explosion is a free interactive and educational event designed to connect youth and families to resources and opportunities for healthy, active lifestyles. The Phoenix Women’s Sports Association (PWSA) is a non-profit organization that reaches out to underserved girls and women, providing them with opportunities to reach their greatest potential by building confidence and self-esteem through participation in sports and fitness activities.

The Phoenix Mercury has been providing affordable and entertaining basketball in the Valley for 14 seasons. The team will tip off its 2011 season in June.

Grand Canyon University is located at 3300 W. Camelback Rd. in Phoenix. Learn more about the event.

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