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Minnesota Lynx To Visit White House

The Minnesota Lynx will be honored for winning the 2011 WNBA Championship by President Barack Obama at the White House on Sept. 18.

May 20, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: The 2011 WNBA championship banner is revealed before a game between Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE
May 20, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA: The 2011 WNBA championship banner is revealed before a game between Minnesota Lynx and Phoenix Mercury at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-US PRESSWIRE

The 2011 WNBA champion Minnesota Lynx will visit the White House on Tuesday to be honored by President Barack Obama, according to the team (via Tim Leighton of TwinCities.com).

The Lynx went 27-7 during the 2011 regular season, and won playoff series over the San Antonio Silver Stars, Phoenix Mercury and Atlanta Dream, capturing the franchise's first WNBA title. In addition to their solid effort on the court, President Obama will honor the team's contributions off the court, as the Lynx played a big part in supporting health and wellness programs throughout the community.

The Lynx are putting themselves in a position for another visit to the nation's capital, as they currently sit at 24-5 this season, while already clinching home-court advantage for the Western Conference playoffs.

For more on the Lynx, be sure to stick with SB Nation Minnesota. And, for additional coverage on the WNBA, be sure to visit Swish Appeal.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.