Friday, November 6, 2009

Shalee Lehning at Hoops for Hope

A new do for Lehning?

Shalee Lehning was one of several current and former WNBA players who took part in the Hoops for Hope Game in Ashland, Kansas. The event was scheduled to provide a digital mammogram machine to Ashland in order to provide better protective care for the citizens of five small Kansas communities. Those citizens would have to drive 2 1/2 hours to obtain a mammogram otherwise.

Among the players there were Ruth Riley, Cynthia Cooper and Jackie Stiles. You can find Ruth Riley's diary of the event right here and a gallery of game images starting here.


ATLDreamFan17 said...

The new look is different but it works. Hmm, is it jsut me or does she remind anyone else od Suri Cruise in this photo? Anyhow, I hope her shoulder is healing well.

kansasdreamfan said...

Joe Posnanski wrote this article for Sports It hits on what fascinated me about this event (which I attended) -- the way small towns and the people from them will pull together for a cause. Western Kansas is an isolated place, but it is filled with good people. Those people packed the Ashland High School gym and bonded in their fight for accessible health care.

By the way, this shouldn't surprise anyone who knows Shalee, but her hair was donated to Locks of Love.

ATLDreamFan17 said...

Thanks kansasdreamfan for the extra article and info.

Anonymous said...

It was great having Shalee, Jackie Stiles, Ruth Riley,
Cynthia Cooper & many other greats, in our little "burg" of Ashland,KS to play in a really big time game. Only wish Shalee could have got in there to play. Thanks to all the ladies who made the effort of time and travel.