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Katherine Zdrojeski

Katherine Zdrojeski is a staff writer for SportsBusiness Daily/Journal.

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WNBA Sponsors Boost, Jamba Juice Activating Around This Afternoon's Draft

04 / 16 / 12

The WNBA will hold its '12 Draft today at 2:00pm ET on ESPN's campus in Bristol, Conn., and several league sponsors will help mark the event with new activations. Boost Mobile, the WNBA's Marquee Partner, will serve as the presenting sponsor of the Draft. After signing on as a league sponsor midway...

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Tags: WNBA, Marketing and Sponsorship

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