This year’s “Team Up For Change” initiative spearheaded by the Sacramento Kings and Milwaukee Bucks has additional meaning this year given the Milwaukee suburb of Kenosha had every eye in the country fixated on it in the wake of the shooting of Jacob Blake by police.
In this year’s installment of the initiative, three WNBA teams will also take part – the Minnesota Lynx, the Indiana Fever and the Dallas Wings.
— Sacramento Kings (@SacramentoKings) September 3, 2020
According to Marc Spears at The Undefeated, the Wings, Fever and Lynx will join alongside the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Minnesota Timberwolves, Indiana Pacers and Dallas Mavericks. It will begin with a virtual event on October 21 and will include community events in team markets.
The first “Team Up For Change” event occurred last year.
𝐓𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐔𝐩 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿
We’re excited to join nine NBA & WNBA franchises to host the 3rd annual Team Up For Change summit to raise awareness about racial equality & identify ways communities are implementing meaningful solutions 👇https://t.co/B4rW0aToZL
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️🏀 (@IndianaFever) September 3, 2020
UNITE. INSPIRE. ACTIVATE.
We’re partnering with @SacramentoKings @Bucks @Timberwolves @minnesotalynx @Pacers @IndianaFever @dallasmavs and @cavs for the 3rd annual “Team Up for Change” summit for racial equality and social justice.
— Dallas Wings (@DallasWings) September 3, 2020
The Kings are also spearheading the “Rally the Vote” initiative that also includes the Fever, Lynx, Phoenix Mercury, Chicago Sky, Seattle Storm and Washington Mystics.