Obama: Phoenix Mercury Team Is ‘Changing the Way’ Young Girls ‘See Themselves’

Obama also recognized the team for its service in the Phoenix community, including running basketball clinics for underserved children and adopting high school basketball teams to mentor each year

President Obama Honors 2014 WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury (ABC News)

President Barack Obama is honoring the 2014 WNBA champion Phoenix Mercury for not only being outstanding players, but role models to girls.

Obama said the team and other women across the WNBA are "changing the way that young girls— including my daughters— see themselves."

Phoenix won its third WNBA title last September with a three-game sweep of the Chicago Sky in the finals.

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