President Obama had to pass through the women's basketball locker room Monday on his way into the Chase Family Arena, so the Hawks left him a message on a white board in the locker room.
To their delight, the President responded to the team's message with a message of his own – and he also signed a basketball!
The written message from the women's basketball team said the following:
Dear President Obama,
We are thrilled that you will be speaking at the University of Hartford. We hope you enjoy your visit! Your leadership is inspiring to all of us.
Best wishes and safe travels!
The Hartford Hawks
In response, President Obama wrote "Thanks for the hospitality. Go Hawks!", followed by his signature.