Delta Dental of Minnesota “FLOSS” Competition on March 27 to Headline 50th Anniversary of Title IX Celebration at Mall of America.
Friday, March 25, 2022

Delta Dental of Minnesota is putting a fun spin on the classic basketball game “HORSE” for the showcase event of the 50th Anniversary of Title IX Celebration at Mall of America. On Sunday, March 27, from 1 – 2:30 p.m., the “FLOSS” competition will pair local women CEOs and executives with Minnesota basketball legends for a shooting competition with a little friendly smack talk.

In honor of the event, Delta Dental of Minnesota is donating $10,000 to the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sports at the University of Minnesota.

What: Delta Dental of Minnesota “FLOSS” Competition with women executives and local basketball stars.

When: Sunday, March 27. A floss cutting ceremony with Delta Dental and Fastenal will take place at 1:00 p.m. with the shooting competition to follow.

Where: Fastenal Court on the first floor of the Huntington® Bank Rotunda at Mall of America


  • Hosts and Emcees:
    • Lea B. Olsen, former Gopher basketball player and Minnesota Lynx and Timberwolves broadcaster
    • Michelle Young, ABC’s “The Bachelorette” & 5th Grade Teacher
    • Rod Young, CEO & President, Delta Dental of Minnesota
  • Participants:
    • Danette Andley, Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Healthcare Business Group at 3M
    • Shari Ballard, Chief Operating Officer, Minnesota United FC
    • Rachel Banham, Minnesota Lynx guard and Golden Gopher all-time scoring leader
    • Wendy Blackshaw, CEO & President, Minnesota Sports & Events
    • Margaret Chutich, Associate Justice, Minnesota Supreme Court
    • Kathie Eiland-Madison, Vice President of Human Resources & Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Delta Dental of Minnesota
    • Jennifer Flowers, Commissioner, Western Collegiate Hockey Association
    • Carley Knox, President of Business Operations, Minnesota Lynx
    • Quincy Lewis, Assistant Athletic Director, University of Minnesota, and former NBA player and Golden Gopher
    • Lisa Lissimore, Title IX Honoree and former Minnesota prep basketball star
    • Brooke Mlsna, Vice President Marketing, Fastenal
    • Krista Nelson, Chief Growth & Experience Officer, United Healthcare
    • Terry Porter, former NBA All-Star & Head Coach
    • Cheryl Reeve, Minnesota Lynx General Manager and Head Coach
    • Tamera Robinson, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Delta Dental of Minnesota
    • Amanda Rome, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, Xcel Energy
    • Kate Shibilski, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Minnesota Vikings
    • Christy Sovereign, Senior Managing Director, Accenture
    • And more!
    Join the excitement on March 27 at Mall of America as we celebrate women leaders, both on and off the court. For a complete list of 50th Anniversary of Title IX Celebration at MOA activities, visit

Media Contact:
Jason Dorow

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