WNBA Championship Trophy Visits Middleburg

Similar to the Washington Mystics’ 3-2 series win in the WNBA Championship last month, the Town of Middleburg is 2 for 3 in its drive to host visits from championship trophies.

The WNBA Championship Trophy, won by the Mystics for first time in team history on Oct. 10 against the Connecticut Sun, was on display for a few hours at Salamander Resort & Spa on Wednesday, just as the Stanley Cup was last December when the Capitals won the championship earlier that year. Sheila Johnson, the president and managing partner of the Mystics and the vice chairman and partner of Monumental Sports Entertainment—the managing company of the Mystics, the NBA’s Wizards, the NHL’s Capitals and the AFL’s Valor—greeted women’s basketball fans as they marveled at the shining 2-foot-tall trophy.

Unless another Washington, DC-based professional sports team—like the Redskins, D.C. United or the Valor—brings a championship home to the District, all Middleburg needs to do now is host an appearance by the MLB Commissioner’s Trophy, which the Nationals won in a 4-3 World Series against the Houston Astros on Oct. 30.

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A Washington Mystics fan marvels at the WNBA Championship Trophy the DC team took home last month. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now]
Sheila Johnson, the president and managing partner of the Washington Mystics, stands beside the WNBA Championship Trophy her team took home last month. [Patrick Szabo/Loudoun Now]

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