Phoenix Mercury and Suns Vice President Ann Meyers Drysdale will host a pre-game and halftime book signing of her autobiography You Let Some Girl Beat You? - at the Mercury - Seattle Storm game at US Airways Center on Friday, July 13. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
Fans will have an opportunity to purchase the book for $16.95 and have it signed by Meyers Drysdale from 5:30 - 7 p.m. in the Casino Arizona Pavilion at US Airways Center and during the halftime in main concourse outside sections 119/120.
"You Let Some Girl Beat You - is a must-read for any basketball fan as it recounts her one-of-a-kind experiences that led her to becoming the Hall of Fame basketball player and broadcaster she is today. Meyers Drysdale opens up about the struggle to play sports in school, receiving the first full athletic scholarship awarded to a female by a Division I university and becoming the only woman to sign a contract with an NBA team. Plus, she shares intimate memories of falling in love with baseball great Don Drysdale and the heartache of being widowed with three children under the age of five.
The autobiography was released nationally on June 15 in time for the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX passing into law.
"The book is about hopes and dreams. I've been blessed to be part of so many incredible experiences and I thought it was time to tell my story," said Meyers Drysdale. "I hope that the book serves as a reminder to people that anything can be accomplished if you set your mind to it. Plus, releasing the book in conjunction with the celebration of the 40th anniversary of Title IX is a perfect reminder of how far female athletics has come and to honor that I'll be donating a portion of the book proceeds to Phoenix Mercury Charities."
The book also features a forward by Julius Erving as well as photos from Meyers Drysdale's life.
The Mercury hosts the Seattle Storm on Friday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Tickets are still available by calling 602-252-WNBA or visiting phoenixmercury.com.