The three-point shooting contest will make a comeback at the 2017 WNBA All-Star weekend after eight years.
Showcasing six current WNBA players, the WNBA Three-Point Contest will take place during halftime of the Verizon WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, July 22 at KeyArena, home of the Seattle Storm. The All-Star Game will be televised nationally on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
The players have one minute to shoot as many of the 25 balls as they can. The three competitors with the highest scores in the first round advance to the championship round.
The WNBA, in partnership with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA), will add a new element to reflect the players’ work off the court as leaders on social issues and their active engagement with philanthropic efforts. For the first time, $10,000 will be donated to a charity of the winner’s choice in support of her work in the community.
The six-player field and the charities they are competing for will be announced at a later date.