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Tamika Catchings Day in Indianapolis

Indianapolis mayor Greg Ballard announced that Oct. 27 would be declared Tamika Catchings Day in the city.

The honor is connected to the Simon Youth Foundation's and the Pacers Foundation's annual fundraiser, "Masquerade."

The seven-time WNBA All-Star helped lead the Indiana Fever to its first WNBA crown, as the team defeated the Minnesota Lynx 87-78 on Oct. 21. Catchings was named the WNBA Finals MVP.

She is the eighth Tennessee player to win a WNBA championship. 

President Obama also called Friday to congratulate Catchings, head coach Lin Dunn, and C.O.O and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf on the team's WNBA accomplishment. The President said as the father of two girls, it's great to see women setting a positive example as strong leaders on their court and communities.

IndyStar: Oct. 27 will be Tamika Catchings Day in Indianapolis
Indy Star: President Obama calls Catchings, Dunn, Krauskopf to congratulate Fever on WNBA title

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