A’ja Wilson takes the time to surprise the girls basketball team at Liberty High School.
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WNBA star A’ja Wilson made a surprise visit to a Henderson high school on Wednesday and presented the girls’ basketball team with gift bags and Aces gear.
The third year player showed up to Liberty High School, and shocked the students and staff gathered in the gym. Despite being under the weather. A’ja and Rushia Brown, made these high school girls’ when they arrived to Liberty’s home court gym.
Celebrating its second year, the Lace Up Mentorship Program selects three Clark County School District High School Girls Basketball Programs to take part in a series of workshops, on and off the court, to learn about college applications and recruiting, financial literacy, and professional development.
The teams also receive mentorship from Aces players, a complimentary invitation to an Aces basketball clinic, free tickets to an Aces game, and the opportunity to work on a community service project with Aces players.
Teams submitted essays in November of 2019 to be among the high schools selected to participate in this year’s program.
This week, Aces two-time All-Star A’ja Wilson will surprise the three winning teams with a special presentation at their respective schools.