Atlanta Dream is Looking for a “Hidden Gem”

WHO: Atlanta Dream
WHAT: 2008 Open Tryouts
WHEN: Tuesday, April 15, 2008 (8 a.m. – 6 p.m.)
WHERE: Suwanee Sports Academy (3640 Burnette Rd. Suwanee, GA 30024)

The WNBA’s newest team is looking for that “hidden gem”. The Atlanta Dream, Atlanta’s newest professional franchise will hold an OPEN tryout, and players from all over will have the opportunity to earn a spot on the 2008 Atlanta Dream roster. Tryouts will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at Suwanee Sports Academy. Only the first 500 completed applications and payments received by the Atlanta Dream will be confirmed to compete. Head Coach/GM Marynell Meadors and other members of the Atlanta Dream coaching staff will be in attendance to evaluate the talent.

Interested participants must download the registration form.

The registration fee is $75. All applications and payments must be received by April 11, 2008.

To be eligible to tryout, all applicants must meet the following criteria:
1. Must be female and at least 22 years of age or will have your 22nd birthday during the 2008 calendar year OR
2. Graduated or is to graduate from a 4-year College or University during the 2008 calendar year and has no remaining intercollegiate eligibility.
3. If you are an international player, you can tryout at any age.

Confirmed participants will receive an information packet via e-mail with additional instructions regarding the tryouts. If more than 500 applications are received, the Atlanta Dream will provide a full refund of payment.

The Atlanta Dream was officially announced as the 14th team in the WNBA on October 17, 2007. The Dream will begin play in May 2008 at Philips Arena, joining the Chicago Sky, Connecticut Sun, Detroit Shock, Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Washington Mystics in the Eastern Conference. The team will tip-off in its first regular season home game on Friday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. against defending Eastern Conference Champions the Detroit Shock. For information and to purchase season tickets for Atlanta’s 2008 season, fans can call (404) 604-2626 or visit www.AtlantaDream.net.

For additional information on the open tryouts, please visit the Atlanta Dream website. E-mail inquiries should be sent to tryouts@atlantadream.net. No phone calls please.