Seattle, Washington is a city of dynamic and mesmerizing contrasts. Travelers are drawn to this gem in the Pacific Northwest United States for its staggering landscapes as much as it’s urban appeal. Visitors come for the energy provided by a sprawling city center with just as much devotion as they pay to the towering mountains and waterways that encompass the city. Just as it is with the approach to nature and man-made wonders, so it is with Seattle’s sports scene. This is a city that goes big on every front and the approach to basketball is no exception to the rule. The Seattle Storm has long been regarded as the city’s most impressive and successful women’s basketball team. If you happen to be in town during a home game, this is a performance you won’t want to miss!
Making a Way in the WNBA
The Seattle Storm was founded in 2000 by the husband and wife team of Ginger and Berry Ackerley. Up until 2008, the Seattle Storm was a sister team to the Seattle SuperSonics but was subsequently sold to Force 10 Hoops LLC, whose ownership the team remains under today. The Seattle Storm is part of the WNBA’s Western Conference and has steadily increased their record of success over the course of their 19 years on the court. The Seattle Storm are three-time WNBA champions and have long called the KeyArena at the Seattle Center their home. During the 2019 season, the team will play the majority of their games at the Alaska Airlines Arena as KeyArena undergoes significant renovations for a more spectacular unveiling in 2020!
Beyond the Court
The Seattle Storm players are highly regarded for their skills on the court but are just as impressive with their efforts to improve and assist their community off the court as well. Seattle Storm games are viewed as extremely family-friendly events that include a kid’s dance squad to help pump up the crowd at home games. Off the court, players take a highly visible role in local charities and community efforts for youth. The Lead Her Forward initiative is planned to be the team’s highlighted effort in 2019 with a focus on girls and sports. Similarly, the Seattle Storm sponsors Storm Academy which celebrates girls and women in the Seattle area by providing opportunities that inspire and help form dynamic female leaders.
Seattle Storm Basketball
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