Sacramento Kings to Celebrate Women’s Empowerment Month

Team to Honor and Amplify the Contributions of Local Women Leaders and Business Owners

Today, the Sacramento Kings announced activations to recognize and celebrate the significant contributions and influence of women during Women’s Empowerment Month. Throughout the month, the organization will elevate the stories of community leaders, recognize the accomplishments of team members, and host their annual Women’s Empowerment Night, powered by SMUD and Jamba.

“During Women's Empowerment Month, we honor the trailblazers who have shaped our past, celebrate the leaders of today, and empower the visionaries of tomorrow,” said Sacramento Kings Operating Officer Matina Kolokotronis. “We are committed to uplifting and inspiring women through mentorship and volunteerism, igniting the spark of potential, fostering growth, and paving the way for a more inclusive future.”

On March 6, the organization will dedicate the morning to recognizing the contributions of female Kings and River Cats team members, providing time for relaxation, meditation with Soul Wave Holistics and refreshments provided by Jamba. 

During International Women's Day, on March 8, team members will volunteer at various women-led community organizations, including La Familia Counseling Center, Saint John's Program for Real Change and Women’s Empowerment to offer support for their powerful missions.  

On March 16, the Kings will host a Women’s Empowerment Month Jr. Kings clinic. Limited spaces are still available at Kings.com/JrKings.

Then on March 26, as the Kings take on the Dallas Mavericks, the team will host their annual Women's Empowerment Night powered by SMUD and Jamba. Before tip-off, the Kings Women in Sports Network employee resource group will host a one-on-one discussion focused on the intersection of sports and fashion presented by Michelob Ultra with Whitney Bansin CEO, Founder and Lead Designer of The Wild Collective moderated by NBC Sports Broadcaster Morgan Ragan. The discussion, which will take place in front of an audience of Kings staff, partners, and local fashion students, will explore Basin’s inspiration to design sports apparel and journey to becoming licensed across multiple sports leagues. Following the discussion, an exclusive six-piece merchandise collection created in collaboration between The Wild Collective and the Kings Team Store, Label K, will be available for purchase. In-game, the Kings will present a Community Impact Award powered by SMUD to a local female leader. The game will also feature a halftime performance by America's Got Talent acrobat Grace Good, a limited-edition Jamba smoothie giveaway, and spotlight women-led and owned partners of the Kings and businesses in DOCO.

Throughout March, Kings and Golden 1 Center staff will wear purple ribbons in honor of Women’s Empowerment Month and Kings Pop Up Kitchens will feature women-owned restaurants and bakeries such as Jim Denny’s, MagPie, Red Door Desserts, and Sugar Coated Cupcakes, the 2023 Capitalize: Food competition winner.

 For more information, visit Kings.com

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