“An Evening With Diana and Sue” at Mohegan Sun Arena rescheduled for March 27

Photo Credit: AP/Elaine Thompson

Around the first month of the year, the Connecticut Sun and Mohegan Sun began promoting a special event featuring UConn greats Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi.

Both have, of course, gone on to great careers in the WNBA with the Seattle Storm and Phoenix Mercury, and are arguably on women’s basketball’s Mount Rushmore.

The event was originally scheduled for February 12 at Mohegan Sun, but because of wintry weather in Connecticut in mid-February, the event was postponed until a later date.

Thankfully, for those looking to attend – the Sun announced that a new date has been set for the big occasion as “An Evening With Diana and Sue” will now take place on March 27 – as Geno Auriemma’s UConn Huskies are likely to be in the throes of possibly another run to a national championship.

The event has been tagged as “a special evening of conversation” featuring Bird and Taurasi (both three-time WNBA champions and four-time Olympic gold medalists) as well as another notable UConn alum in Naismith Basketball Hall of Famer Rebecca Lobo. She won a national title at UConn as well as an Olympic gold medal.


Given what Diana, Sue, and Rebecca have meant to Connecticut and women’s basketball, when this idea arose, we were thrilled they were on board to be a part of it.

–Amber Cox, VP of Sports, Mohegan Sun (per Hartford Courant)


Their parallel paths, playing together and against one another, have provided countless memories for so many of us and helped grow women’s basketball beyond measure. Having them together to offer their perspectives on moments we’ve shared with them from the stands is going to a night to remember.

–Amber Cox, VP of Sports, Mohegan Sun (per Hartford Courant)

According to the Mohegan Sun website, the cost of admission is $100 but that can be put towards a Sun ticket plan for 2019 or donated to send children and their families to games. Sun season ticket holders will get in free of charge.

Something tells us last year’s WNBA semifinals between the Storm and Mercury – particularly that fourth quarter – will come up somewhere that occasion.

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