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Tamika Catchings announces new website, Legacy Tour and shoe design contest

Catchings, who hopes to match a USA Basketball record with a fourth gold medal in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in August, will launch on March 1. Also beginning March 1 is the Tamika Catchings Legacy Tour Shoe Design Contest in which fans can help design, through NikeID, the shoes Catchings will wear during a 12-city Legacy Tour this summer, commemorating her final WNBA season.

During her 15th and final pro season, Catchings and her Catch The Stars Foundation will conduct a postgame fundraising party in each of the 12 cities she visits. Catchings will interact and sign autographs with fans while conducting an auction of various high-end Catchings items, including the game-specific designed shoes she wore in the game that night.

Also, the Foundation will issue a $2,000 grant to a local community partner that promotes fitness, literacy and mentoring, similar to the Catch The Stars mission. The cost of attending each Catchings Legacy Party is $30. The first 75 registrants in each city will receive a Catchings Legacy Tour t-shirt.

Beginning March 1 at, fans will find specific directions on how to enter the contest to customize and design the ultimate Tamika Catchings basketball shoe.

The 24-day contest ends at midnight on March 24. Twelve (12) designs will be selected and announc-ed April 4, following the Tamika Catchings Shootout as part of NCAA Final Four Weekend in Indianapolis. Each of the 12 selected shoe designs will be produced, and Tamika will wear a different pair in each of her Legacy Tour stops across the WNBA. Also announced on April 4 will be the dates of Catchings’ Legacy Tour.

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