Whalen donates to her alma mater, practices with team 13 Dec 16

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Minnesota Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen headed back to her hometown of Hutchinson, Minn., to surprise the girls and boys high school basketball teams this afternoon. The three-time WNBA Champion recently donated two Dr. Dish shooting machines to the basketball teams to help in their training regimen and improve their basketball skills.

Whalen checked in on the players to see how they are liking the machines as well as talking about how the shooting tool has impacted her game. Dr. Dish personnel will be at the event to talk about the technical advantages of the machines and best drills and training techniques. Additionally, Whalen and the Timberwolves Lynx Basketball Academy and Dr. Dish will host an hour skills clinic for the teams utilizing the machines. The event will conclude with an autograph and photo opportunity for the players and their families.

“When I started working with the Dr. Dish shooting machine company I felt like the best way to put the machines to good use was to give them back to my high school in Hutchinson,” said Lynx guard Lindsay Whalen. “I wanted to have the girls and boys players coming up through the basketball program be able to benefit from these amazing machines. I have been lucky enough to use them in college at the University of Minnesota and in the WNBA, so I wanted to be able to give the kids growing up in my hometown something they can use to improve their basketball skills.”

Dr. Dish basketball shooting machines are the most high-tech and durable basketball training machines on the market. With three models to choose from, the Dr. Dish lineup offers a variety of high-tech options for players, coaches and institutions. In providing options for coaches and consumers, Dr. Dish continues to innovate and change to meet the training needs of athletes at all levels.

The Hutchinson girls and boys squads are made up of roughly 80 players from ninth to 12th grade. The athletes will get to work on their skills alongside Whalen during the clinic as well as receive various prizes and giveaways from the Lynx and Dr. Dish. Whalen will also be donating tickets to a Timberwolves game and future Lynx game to the entire student body at Hutchinson High School.