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'Her Time To Play' clinic for young girls in Las Vegas, WNBA players encourage to stay active

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 03:13:14-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Some of the best athletes in the WNBA All-Star Game spent some time with the Las Vegas community.

Three Las Vegas Aces’ players including captain A’ja Wilson taught young girls the sport’s fundamentals during a sports clinic.

"Her Time To Play" is about encouraging young girls to stay active and inspire them to love basketball.

Kayla McBride. Las Vegas Aces, told 13 Action News she reminded the girls that “it’s okay to walk in your own light.”

"It starts with sports but it's life in general. There's so many different talents and passions besides basketball. For these young girls that's what we want to portray," says McBride.

"It encourages them that, you know, they're doing it so can I too. That can be me when I grow up," says Napheesa Collier, with Minnesota Lynx.

About half-dozen of other players shared their stories, gave an insight into their careers, and challenges they face.

"It's our responsibility to make sure these girls know that they have someone to look up to," says McBride.

The Raiders aren’t in Las Vegas just yet but they're already making a difference in our community.

The team purchased more than 15,000 tickets for several local youth organizations to take students to the Las Vegas Aces eight regular season games.