The Los Angeles Sparks are empowering local High School girls as part of our #WeAreGirls campaign, through COO For The Day. At each home game, a student job shadows as the honorary COO, tours the ins and outs of STAPLES Center, sits courtside, and learns valuable networking and industry skills from the franchise’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Danita Johnson. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for young students who are considering their future career path and aspirations.

2019 COOs of the Day


Linda Collette – COO, May 31 vs. Connecticut Sun
Monique Vobecky – COO, June 15 vs. New York Liberty
Sonja Lawson – COO, June 18 vs. Washington Mystics
Patisanani Izibele Tokwana – COO, June 27 vs. Las Vegas Aces
Lyrique Frazier – COO, June 30 vs. Chicago Sky
Haley Taylor Schlitz – COO, July 7 vs. Washington Mystics
Johanna Martinez – COO, August 1 vs. Las  Vegas Aces Mystics
Catherine “Cate” Trosclair Duncan – COO, August 4 vs. Seattle Storm
Jasmine Williams, Jasmine Williams, and Julissa Romero – COOs, August 8 vs. Phoenix Mercury
Taylor Pagel – COO, August 11 vs. Chicago Sky

2018 COOs of the Day

Teresa Castro Marissa de Leon Parker Montgomery Alex Moya
Jenna Muhammad Charisma Osborne Avery Reiter Carly Server
Alexis Shafira Daisy Stoneman Kumi Tamur