Monday, July 17, 2023 | 4:50 p.m.
The Las Vegas Aces will be celebrated at the White House on Aug. 25 to commemorate last year’s WNBA championship, the team announced today.
Las Vegas’ first major professional championship will be honored the weekend the Aces play the Washington Mystics the following day.
“We’re excited and honored that President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden will be recognizing our World Champion Las Vegas Aces next month,” said Aces President Nikki Fargas in a statement. “I know that all of our players and front office staff who worked so hard to help build that championship team and elevate this franchise, will enjoy taking part in the festivities.“
The Aces won the first championship in franchise history by defeating the Connecticut Sun in four games last fall.
The Houston Astros will visit the White House on Aug. 7 in honor of winning their second World Series championship last season.
Las Vegas’ trip to Washington comes one month after Aces star A’ja Wilson took exception to a tweet from President Joe Biden following the Vegas Golden Knights’ Stanley Cup victory over the Florida Panthers last month.
Biden congratulated the Golden Knights, saying they were “the first major professional franchise in such a proud American city.”
Wilson, last year’s league MVP, responded wondering when the Aces would receive their invite.
While the Aces will be in the midst of a four-game road trip, they will have their chance to celebrate with those in the Oval Office.