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Valley Threads, a curated collection of apparel designed by the players, for the fans.

The Phoenix Mercury is launching a limited-edition t-shirt designed by guard Sophie Cunningham. The tee marks the Mercury’s first apparel piece of the Valley Threads collection, a program introduced by the Phoenix Suns in 2022 that allows athletes to express their creative side by designing custom merchandise.

A portion of proceeds from each sale will support youth wellness and basketball programs throughout the Valley – a cause chosen by Sophie Cunningham.

Fans can purchase the exclusive tee at the Team Shop at Footprint Center, beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5 while supplies last.


The Show-Me State

The state slogan of Missouri, Sophie’s home. With immense pride in her roots, when Sophie laces up for games she represents all those back home


Three-Point celly

When in doubt, throw up three fingers and stick your tongue out. Fun fact: this is actually Sophie’s hand



Sophie’s favorite mascot, and ours too

Spicy Margarita

Bringing the heat on and off the court. Symbolizes the Mercury guard’s fiery moniker, “Spicy Sophie”

The Wave

A contemporary take on a Cunningham family tattoo. Representing a love for the beach, the words “I love you,” the mindset of going with the flow and a bible verse (Isaiah 43:2) for encouragement when navigating life’s challenges


Micro threes create the number nine. Represents Sophie’s Missouri and Mercury jersey number and the Trinity. And we all know why she couldn’t have #3

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