Created By SABRINA IONESCU
New York Liberty guard and 2x WNBA All-Star Sabrina Ionescu has become one of the most notable names in sports since being selected as the First Overall Pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
ABOUT SI20 FOUNDATION
The SI20 Foundation’s mission is to equip youth from all backgrounds and skill levels with equitable access to sports that create genuine connections and build stronger communities for life. Using sports as the hook, the SI20 Foundation will work with strategic partners to set youth up for success by implementing life and social elements into its programming focusing on peer relationship building, developing leadership skills, practicing goal setting, and creating an impact on the community.
In its initial stages, the SI20 Foundation will partner with locally led grantee organizations in New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, and Eugene, OR to amplify programming and provide resources that foster deeper connections, leading to more inclusive communities and better teammates. As the foundation continues to grow, it will develop internal programming and resources that equip communities across the globe with tools, practices, and facilities to build systems of support beyond sports.
SI20 FOUNDATION LAUNCH CELEBRATION WITH DREAM BASKETBALL CLINIC & NEW YORK LIBERTY GAME DAY EXPERIENCE
The SI20 Foundation recently partnered with DREAM, a 32-year-old community-based youth development organization and public charter school network operating in East Harlem and the Bronx. The two organizations kicked-off the partnership with a basketball clinic for DREAM Charter School student-athletes on Saturday, September 9th.
75 middle school students had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to train with Ionescu and the amazing coaching staff at DREAM. Ionescu will host the event and participate in the clinic by playing a knockout game with the students, followed by a personal Q&A with Ionescu and DREAM students.
The following day, the New York Liberty hosted DREAM clinic attendees at Barclays Center for their final regular season home game where students had the opportunity to watch warmups, enjoy the game, and join Sabrina for a special postgame visit.
About Sabrina Ionescu
Before joining the Liberty, Sabrina played basketball for the University of Oregon Ducks where she was unanimously voted the 2020 AP Women’s Basketball Player of the Year. She is also the only player, male or female, in NCAA history with 2,000 career points (2,562), 1,000 career rebounds (1,040) and 1,000 career assists (1,091).