WNBA: Diamond DeShields, Michaela Onyenwere join Twitter campaign

What’s much better than utilizing the favorable vibes from recorded dreams to assist others?

Starting Tuesday, Twitter will be contributing almost $1 million to charities such as Boys and Girls Club, Destination Crenshaw, The 3-D Foundation, and UNICEF Canada as part of its project highlighting the prophetic tweets of celebs from prior to they accomplished their dreams.

Of the 12 celebs, 5 are professional athletes, consisting of 2021 WNBA champ Diamond DeShields and 2021 WNBA Rookie of the Year Michaela Onyenwere. DeShields is a guard for the Chicago Sky and Onyenwere is a forward for the New York Liberty.

The professional athletes had the ability to pick which charities the cash goes to. In addition, 39+ signboards that include the professional athletes imagined beside their tweets will be increasing in 8 cities throughout North America. Those cities are New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Toronto, Houston, Tampa and Talladega.

“With this campaign we’re celebrating a group of talented individuals who, through their own hard work and drive, were able to manifest and make the dreams they Tweeted their reality,” stated Jenna Ross, senior supervisor of home entertainment collaborations at Twitter. “We hope to help inspire countless others to dream big, put their goals out into the world and Tweet them into existence.”

92.7 percent of DeShields’ 26.6K fans have actually followed her tweet above. For Onyenwere the portion is 95.9 and she had 7,768 fans since Tuesday early morning.

DeShields was 18 and a freshman at UNC at the time of her tweet. She was available in as the No. 3 Hoop Gurlz high school hire and went on to end up being the nationwide Freshman of the Year. She moved to Tennessee, played there for 2 years and after that went professional in Turkey for the 2017-18 season prior to being prepared No. 3 total in the 2018 WNBA Draft. She balanced 14.4 points per video game as a Sky novice and 16.2 in her 2019 All-Star season.

In 2021, the Sky signed WNBA legend Candace Parker and were anticipated to compete for the title. They then conquered a typical regular-season record by beating the Dallas Wings and distressing the Minnesota Lynx and Connecticut Sun in the playoffs en path to the WNBA Finals. Not just did DeShields meet her imagine making it to the Finals, however her Sky went on to beat the Phoenix Mercury in 4 video games, catching the franchise’s very first champion.

DeShields went to Norcross High School in Norcross, Ga.

Onyenwere was 14 at the time of her tweet. She participated in Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. and was the No. 10 Hoop Gurlz hire in the class of 2017, selecting to dip into UCLA. She balanced north of 18 points per video game in each of her last 3 seasons as a Bruin and was an All-American as a junior and senior. She was chosen 6th total in 2021 and outperformed the 5 novices prepared ahead of her. She began in 29 of 32 video games and her scoring average of 8.6 assisted lead the Liberty to the playoffs.

The other celebs to be included on signboards are

  • Leonard Fournette
  • Bubba Wallace
  • Patrick Mahomes
  • Megan Thee Stallion
  • Simu Liu
  • Issa Rae
  • Niall Horan
  • Demi Lovato
  • Steve Saylor
  • Matthew Cherry

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