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Obama Leaves Message for Women's Basketball Team


Posted 04/10/2013
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Obama signed a basketball with the words "Go Hawks!".
Obama signed a basketball with the words "Go Hawks!".

Alex Morley-Coury, director of academic services for the Department of Athletics, poses next to the white board that President Obama signed in the women's basketball locker room.
Alex Morley-Coury, director of academic services for the Department of Athletics, poses next to the white board that President Obama signed in the women's basketball locker room.

President Obama had to pass through the women's basketball locker room Monday on his way into the Chase Family Arena, so the Hawks left him a message on a white board in the locker room.

To their delight, the President responded to the team's message with a message of his own – and he also signed a basketball!

The written message from the women's basketball team said the following:

Dear President Obama,

We are thrilled that you will be speaking at the University of Hartford. We hope you enjoy your visit! Your leadership is inspiring to all of us.

Best wishes and safe travels!

Love,
The Hartford Hawks

In response, President Obama wrote "Thanks for the hospitality. Go Hawks!", followed by his signature.

Obama signed a basketball with the words "Go Hawks!".
Obama signed a basketball with the words "Go Hawks!".

Alex Morley-Coury, director of academic services for the Department of Athletics, poses next to the white board that President Obama signed in the women's basketball locker room.
Alex Morley-Coury, director of academic services for the Department of Athletics, poses next to the white board that President Obama signed in the women's basketball locker room.

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