Atlanta Dream mascot, Star, pays Lake Park Elementary a visit

(ALBANY, Ga)- The WNBA is coming to Albany Friday night — and to get the word out, one mascot made a special appearance at an albany school.

As a group effort between the Dougherty County School system and the Albany Civic Center, the Atlanta Dream’s mascot, Star, paid a visit to students at Lake Park Elementary School.

Star went from classroom-to-classroom Wednesday morning to get students excited for the game.

Dougherty County Schools’ Director of Community Relations, LaKisha Bryant Bruce says it’s important for the students to see female athletes up close on Friday.

With Star in the background, Bryant says, “For a lot of them, they;ve never seen female professional athletes up close. So this is an awesome opportunity for them to come out to the game. Not only see the game, but see what they could aspire to be in the future.”

The Atlanta Dream tip-off Friday night at 7 PM. Tickets are still available at the civic center box office.