INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Four-time Olympic gold medalist and star with the Indiana Fever, Tamika Catchings was at Riley Hospital to open a new place for kids to read.
Catchings and the Catch the Stars Foundation are bringing a basketball themed reading corner to the Edward A. Block Family Library at the hospital.
The athlete kicked the event off
at 2 p.m. Thursday and then read a book to some of the patients.
This will be the third reading corner created by the foundation.
In addition, this is Catchings’ last with the Indiana Fever. Her final game will be Sunday against Dallas.
The team is planning a special retirement ceremony for her right after the game.
The Fever is asking fans to record video messages for Catchings to run along with other tribute videos to be featured throughout the game.
You’ll hear from Catchings Friday, Sept. 16 on Daybreak in a brand new interview ahead of her big weekend.