Lynx take time to give back to the community

The Lynx already return a loaded roster to pursue another WNBA Championship, but the team added five new players for the day on Sunday.

The team signed Kira Jayne Reymann, Grace Rogge, Linae Larson, Taylor Lieber and Razziya to one-day honorary contracts Sunday morning. The five new participants were each from local organizations of Special Olympics, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, MN Adopt, HopeKids and Defending the Blue Line.

"Just for them to be in our shoes for a few hours, it means a lot,” Lynx center Sylvia Fowles said. “They get to do what we do for a little while and it means a lot to me."

Along with signing their contracts, the new players participated in practice with mentors and ran through exercises with members of the Lynx.

The deals were for only one day but the memories made will last a lifetime for the kids and WNBA players.

“It makes you put things into perspective,” Fowles said. “It makes you appreciate what you do a lot more.”

“To have them around us just gives us a lot of energy,” Fowles added.