August 2, 2016
On September 7th the New York Liberty will honor Swin Cash with a retirement ceremony. Following the game against the Seattle Storm, a team in which she won one of three WNBA championships with, the Liberty will celebrate the career of one of the most decorated women’s basketball players in the history of the game. Cash, who announced her retirement earlier in the season, was recently named WNBA’s Top20@20 presented by Verizon where the league recognized the 20 greatest and most influential players in its history. Cash has won three WNBA championships during her career; two with Detroit in 2003 and 2006 and one with Seattle in 2010. In addition, she has won two Olympic Gold medals, two NCAA championships and appeared in several WNBA All-Star games. New York Liberty’s President Isiah Thomas sung praises when speaking about Cash and what she has done for the game.
“Swin Cash is a legend of the game, and it is a tremendous honor for our franchise that she will be ending her storied career wearing a New York Liberty uniform. Role model, leader, champion – Swin’s remarkable impact and accomplishments transcend basketball, and we look forward to celebrating everything she has meant to the game, the community, and her fans.”
One of her greatest accomplishments is her charitable foundation Cash for Kids which she founded in 2005. With the mission to “motivate, educate & elevate” kids Swin has had a huge impact on kids not only in her hometown of McKeesport, Pennsylvania but all over the country. Check out this video posted by the WNBA honoring Swin Cash and her many accomplishments.