The WNBA, Captain Marvel And International Women’s Day

WNBA players hit the red carpet at the Captain Marvel Movie pre-screening in anticipation of  the league’s International Women’s Day celebration on March 8.

The WNBA has ramped up its community outreach and civil servitude in anticipation of its International Women’s Day celebration on March 8, when the world annually celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the globe.

A month ago, WNBA legend Teresa Weatherspoon AKA T-Spoon, former WNBA star Taj McWilliams-Franklin, the Washington Mystics’ Natasha Cloud, former UConn star and WNBA player Ashley Battle and WNBA Head of League Operations Bethany Donaphin  all participated in the joy of recess with girls at a Brooklyn school to celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day.


@WNBA was on-site at the Captain Marvel premiere in Los Angeles yesterday before the movie hits theaters on Friday. Players Essence Carson, Stefanie Dolson, Renee Montgomery and Chiney Ogwumike represented the WNBA on the Red Carpet:


The faces of the WNBA’s future were in full marketing mode and totally comfortable among the Hollywood celebrities. Dolson had a fun moment with Samuel L. Jackson, who then followed @BigMamaStef on Instagram:


Montgomery got to meet Don Cheadle, star of the Showtime hit series “Black Monday.”


The first WNBA x Captain Marvel graphics also rolled out leading up to the premiere, with more to come on Friday once the energy of the celebration begins to swell around the world.

These women are superheroes to millions of young girls across the country with a strong mind and a dream.

JR Gamble joined The Shadow League in 2012. The General Manager of Content & Social Media is in his 25th year of covering sports and culture professionally. He has covered a wide variety of major sports and entertainment topics across different mediums, including radio, newspapers, magazines and national TV. His passion is baseball, the culturing of baseball and preserving and documenting the historically-impactful accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans in baseball.