Check out these pics of me working at BWW to raise money for ADA
I had an Epiphanny this week and I am even more convinced that I should continue to try to eat healthier. As part of WNBA Cares Week of Service my team mates & I hosted an event called “Get Served by the Sky” to raise money for the American Diabetes Association. ADA is a favorite charity of our Head Coach Pokey Chatman as she has various family members affected by Diabetes. We spent a few hours at Buffalo Wild Wings in Mt Prospect taking orders, serving customers, working behind the bars and selling raffle tickets, with the aim of raising as much money as possible for the American Diabetes Association. We had a lot of fun meeting the customers and fans but what I found out about Diabetes really convinced me that I need to act preventatively and stay on track with my healthy eating so I have less risk of developing Diabetes. Did you know that every year Diabetes takes more than 300,000 lives, more than AIDS and breast cancer combined. Today more than 25.8 million Americans have diabetes. Those facts are astounding! It was a pleasure to be able to help the American Diabetes Association raise funds they can use to keep working towards finding a cure.
“Get served by the Sky” was just one activity we took part in during training camp, its been a very busy two weeks and I have to say I was relieved today when final rosters were announced and to know that camp is finished and we can focus on our first games. One of the hardest aspects of camp is saying goodbye to those that are waived throughout the two weeks, I was so thankful I had the chance to meet and practice with all the players who were a part of our training camp and I appreciate all the time and effort that everyone put in. Now that the final roster has been selected it’s time to pack our bags and hit the road to face Indiana to open the season.
I also wanted to update you all on my latest prank and remind you to send me your fave pranks – I have a great prize for the person who sends me the funniest prank. I will be giving away a pair of my autographed shoes. So “Get served by the Sky” was a full team event and if you don’t show up its obviously a bad thing….so I managed to convince the Sky staff member who was running the event that I was not coming….I told her I was not in Chicago and I was delayed because of weather, at first she thought it was one of “Piph’s Pranks” but I kept the story up and convinced her I would pay the fine, get in trouble, take any punishment I had to but that I wouldn’t be at the event. You should have seen her face when I strolled in with Big Syl and Erin Thorn and took a seat at a table to eat before the event started…. I could tell she wanted to be mad but she was too relieved I was actually there, it was priceless! So anyway you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org your favorite prank and I will pick the funniest and you will win the shoes!
I look forward to reading these pranks!
I have had an Epiphanny……I have realized now how much I enjoy pulling a good prank on someone! In fact that old MTV TV show “Punked” is probably a show that I would be really good at hosting.
I don’t know exactly why I enjoy playing jokes and pranking people so much? Maybe the anticipation of the reaction of the target but recently I pulled a great prank on a team mate and close friend that had me laughing for days. Around WNBA Draft time I told her a story that I had been traded to another team and I must have done a great job convincing her because she believed me and boy was she mad J hahaha! She didn’t talk to me for weeks!
Obviously she figured out the truth but I had her going for a while and that’s when I realized I was good at this game and I needed to take my talents to the streets….so look out Chicago cause this summer “Piph’s Pranks” are here to play and you will never know where I will be and when I will be pulling pranks.
One final note – it’s that time of the year, back in Chicago for training camp and I am excited for the training camp roster that Coach Chatman has pulled together. We took the court for the first time today against the Chinese National Team and had a big win 84-45 and I think we looked pretty good considering this was our first time on the floor together. I was happy with how I played and I was most proud that I had NO turnovers. It’s a very competitive camp but we are having fun getting to know each other and ultimately this competition in practice every day will make us a better team when we take the court in our season opener on June 4 in Indiana.
I have had an epiphanny…..most people hear my name and they might recognize me as the girl who scored 113 points in a high school game but that was years ago and I realized that most people don’t really know me or what I have been doing since scoring all those points back in February, 2006. So welcome to my blog “I had an Epiphanny”, where I will share with you my journey since then and give you some insight into my world on a weekly basis. I also have a new website www.epiphannyprince.com that has tons of great stuff so make sure you check that out as well.
After I scored that 113 points in high school a place like Russia wasn’t even something I had thought about, yet here I am in my second season in Moscow with Spartak. Russia is a long way from Brooklyn but I am getting used to being away from home, doesn’t mean I like it, but I am getting used to it. After high school I spent 3 years at Rutgers under Coach C.Vivian Stringer and made history for the second time in my life when I left college to play professionally overseas. After spending the first half of the European season training with Spartak in Russia I headed to Turkey where I played with Courtney Paris on Botas Spor. A lot of people didn’t understand my decision to leave college early but it was the right decision for me and having the experience of playing overseas with some older, more experienced athletes really helped prepare me for my first WNBA season.
I was selected 4th in the WNBA Draft by Chicago and so off I went to begin my WNBA Career with the Chicago Sky. Being on an East Coast team was great as it was closer to Brooklyn and my family and we get to play in NYC 2-3 times a season. The WNBA season is alot shorter than you realize and before I knew it I was headed back to Russia for the long European season, and here I have been since October!
Before I tell you about what has been going on here in Russia lately I wanted to send my thoughts and prayers to the people in Japan who are dealing with this tragic event. The NBA family has teamed up with Red Cross and I encourage you all to offer your support by donating $10 by texting REDCROSS to 90999. I can not imagine what it must be like to be dealing with a natural disaster such as this, it seems that the Pacific region is really being devastated right now after all the floods in Australia, the earthquake in New Zealand and now this current event in Japan.
On a happier note congrats to my high school Murray Bergtraum who just won the City Championship for the 13th time in a row. I am so proud of them, and 13 in a row…that’s not easy to do, great job Coach Grezinsky!
So as for Russia….it’s been a quiet few weeks since we swept Fenerbache and we have been focused on preparations for the upcoming Euroleague Final Four. One nice thing about Russia is they have some great restaurants and recently Sue, Noelle and I ate at a really good steakhouse. Anyone who knows me knows I appreciate a good meal and I am counting down the days until my dad gets back here so I can enjoy his cooking. I actually took it upon myself in the last few weeks to start trying to learn to cook and I can do some pretty good chicken dishes.
Other than that we have been playing in the Russian League and we just beat Kursk which has WNBA players Temeka Johnson and Michelle Snow and this week I get to catch up with a former Rutgers team mate Rashidat Juniad who plays for St Petersburg. Our final game of Russian League we will face our Russian rival Ekaterinburg which is loaded with WNBA stars such as Cappie Pondexter, Candace Parker, Sandrine Gruda, Svetlana Abrosimova and Deana Nolan. Being surrounded by all these familiar faces from the WNBA certainly helps when you are so far from home but one thing that helps me stay connected with friends and family back home is twitter and facebook. Sometimes I wonder how people survived without these tools! You can follow me at @piphdagreat10 and on my facebook page “Official Epiphanny Prince Fan Page”. If you ever have something you want to ask me just hit me up on twitter, I am always online ready to answer!
Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope that you join me for the ride and that you now have a little better idea of who I am and where I have been since I made the news back in high school.