On the morning of Saturday, July 30, nine of our matches decorated the Indiana Fever’s locker room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. This annual activity is a fun way for our matches to express their support for the team and cheer them on in the middle of the season.
“It was a creative, chaotic, and totally fun activity that the matches truly enjoyed,” said Annette Perry, BBBSCI Match Support Team Leader. After enjoying some breakfast items and mingling, matches were taken back to the locker room to begin the decorating fun! They made signs, hung up streamers, blew up balloons, and decorated the room with ribbons.
“The Fever always ask when [BBBSCI] is coming to decorate the locker room,” Michael Steritte, Indiana Fever intern, said. “They look forward to it!”
In addition to receiving a unique behind the scenes view of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the matches were thrilled when Indiana Fever player Erica Wheeler showed up to the locker room! She was happily surprised to see the stylish new décor of the team’s locker room. The matches had “a ball” (See what we did there?) talking with her and posing for a group photo. To top off an eventful morning, all of the Littles were given a Fever Cares t-shirt. A big thank you to the Indiana Fever for allowing us to decorate the locker room and show our support for our favorite local WNBA team. Here’s what some of the matches had to say about their experience:
“It’s fun because I get to work with my Big Sister.” – Little Sister Darshay
“It’s something most people don’t get to do. It’s awesome to be in the locker room and see the players’ stuff. It’s a one-time opportunity!”- Little Sister Monet
“I like the locker room because it’s nice!” – Little Sister Destiny