Evening to include pregame autograph session with Liberty guard Courtney Vandersloot, and co-branded LI Nets and Liberty tote bag giveaway for first 1,000 fans in attendance.

The Long Island Nets, the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets, will host its annual Women’s Impact game this Thursday, March 21 when the team faces the Indiana Mad Ants at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. 

The Long Island Nets will honor its WNBA sister team in a variety of ways during the evening, including players wearing co-branded Liberty x LI Nets jerseys, designed to resemble the Liberty’s Rebel Edition uniforms worn during the WNBA team’s historic 2023 season. The jerseys will be auctioned at a later date with all proceeds going towards Girls Inc. of Long Island, a nonprofit organization that supports girls through direct service and advocacy.

The first 1,000 fans in attendance on Thursday will receive a special edition co-branded Liberty x LI Nets gradient tote bag and prior to tipoff, New York Liberty guard Courtney Vandersloot will participate in an autograph session at 6 p.m. To register for the autograph session, please visit here.

The LI Nets will also host a pregame panel discussion on women’s empowerment and advocacy at 5 p.m. The panel is open for all ticket holders to attend and will feature prominent women in the nonprofit and sports industries, including New York Liberty Legend, Sue WicksTammy Severino, President & CEO of Girls Scouts of Suffolk CountyRenee Flagler, Executive Director of Girls Inc. of Long Island; and Morgan Taylor, Vice President of Business Operations for the New York Liberty and Long Island Nets.

At halftime, the Long Island Nets will honor Girls Inc. of Long Island as the Community Hero of the Game. Together, the two organizations have partnered for the last three seasons to expose girls to different career avenues in the sports industry. Following the conclusion of the game, the team will host an all-female open run on the LI Nets court with Run It Back, a non-profit dedicated to fostering networking opportunities for professionals.

“We are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the New York Liberty and Girls Inc. of Long Island during our annual Women’s Impact game,” said Morgan Taylor, Vice President of Business Operations for the Long Island Nets and New York Liberty. “The Long Island Nets are proud to support organizations that encourage girls and women to use their voice to advocate for change on and off the court.”

“We are excited to partner with the LI Nets to empower young women through sports,” said Renee Flagler, Executive Director of Girls Inc of Long Island. “At our organization, we believe in the transformative power of athletics in fostering confidence, leadership, and resilience among girls, ultimately paving the way for strength and success both on and off the court.”

“The New York Liberty are excited to celebrate our third annual Women’s Impact game with the Long Island Nets,” said Keia Clarke, New York Liberty CEO. “As members of the BSE Global family, the Long Island Nets representing Liberty seafoam on-court, while continually centering their programming to create space for young girls in the Long Island community, is a testament to their commitment to celebrating and uplifting women.”

The LI Nets will also recognize Staff Sergeant Denise C. James, United States Army, of Freeport as the Veteran of the Game, presented by Mas Imaging, for 34 years of service as a senior human resource specialist.

Thursday’s Women’s Impact game is the culmination of a series of community events the LI Nets hosted throughout March to celebrate Women’s History Month, including organizing an all-girls basketball clinic for 75 students and an all-girls dance workshop for 35 students at the Yes We Can Community Center led by Long Island Nets Dance Head Coach Kristen Greto.  

About the Long Island Nets

The Long Island Nets are the NBA G League affiliate of the Brooklyn Nets. The team started NBA G League play during the 2016-17 season and presently plays its home game at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island. The Nets have reached the postseason three times and won one Eastern Conference Championship, reaching the NBA G League Finals in 2019. For more information, please visit longislandnets.com and follow @longislandnets on Twitter and Instagram.

About New York Liberty

The New York Liberty was founded on October 30, 1996 and is one of three original franchises remaining in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). The Liberty have made four WNBA Finals appearances in its 26-year history. Owned by Joe Tsai and Clara Wu Tsai, owners of the Brooklyn Nets, the Liberty play its home games at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. For more information, please visit www.nyliberty.com.


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