Gov. Dayton declares ‘Minnesota Lynx Day’

Gov. Dayton hosted the team for breakfast at the governor's residence on Summit Avenue Tuesday morning.
Courtesy of the governor’s office
Gov. Dayton hosted the team for breakfast at the governor’s residence on Summit Avenue Tuesday morning.

With just about everyone on the Minnesota Lynx bandwagon now that they’ve won the WBNA championship, Gov. Mark Dayton declared today to be “Minnesota Lynx Day.”

Dayton, who attended the Lynx playoff games, hosted the team for breakfast at the governor’s residence on Summit Avenue this morning, before the downtown Minneapolis victory parade and rally.

The proclamation (PDF) notes that the team “captured the heart of all Minnesotans,” as they displayed “heart and resolve … by refusing to falter in crucial moments and coming together to make key plays when they were most needed.”

And, it notes, the team brought a pro championship to Minnesota for the first time in 20 years, since the Twins won the World Series in 1991.

Seimone Augustus and guard Lindsay Whalen in Tuesday's parade.
MinnPost photo by Terry Gydesen
Seimone Augustus and guard Lindsay Whalen in Tuesday’s parade.

Comments (3)

  1. Submitted by Rod Loper on 10/12/2011 - 07:18 am.

    Am I wrong that Roger Griffith, the general manager, is a Calvin Griffith offspring? He should be hired as a personel consultant by
    the Pohlad family on a contract basis. Thanks
    Lynx.

  2. Submitted by Jackson Cage on 10/12/2011 - 08:25 am.

    Rod, let’s enjoy the Lynx for what they are, without the need to create fiction.

    For the past 3 years the Lynx have had 6 1st round draft choices. all in the top 4 (including two No. 1’s overall). After a decade of complete futility, it’s hardly the 2nd coming of Moneyball in building this team.

  3. Submitted by Robert Langford on 10/12/2011 - 11:40 am.

    I am an old guy that regularly attends Lynx games and have done so for several years. The environment is great (lots of noise, promotions and music) but the true draw is the quality of play and the athleticism of the players. The Lynx are very skilled, and it is a joy to watch their exceptional basketball play. But, most of all, and beyond the skill of these women, is their committment to each other and their fans. That is what is different, special and heartwarming to me. A great team, and what a great sport!

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