Seattle Storm Honored with Community Service Award
Storm and Force 10 Hoops chosen for A PLUS I.M.P.A.C.T. Award

Oct. 16, 2012

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm and the Force 10 Hoops ownership group were selected as recipients of the A PLUS I.M.P.A.C.T. Award for community service at the first annual A PLUS "Principles to Live By" Gala on Oct. 15.

The A PLUS I.M.P.A.C.T. Award (Inspire, Motivate, Perseverance, Academics, Community, Teamwork) is given to an individual or group that has demonstrated a commitment to service in the community and has made a lasting impact in the lives of our youth. The Seattle Storm has created an unprecedented program both on and off the court and has committed to numerous community events, with a focus on inspiring female youth by promoting health, fitness and education.

Former NBA star Earvin "Magic" Johnson, prospective arena investor Chris Hansen and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer were among the big names in attendance at the gala to promote and support the A PLUS Youth Program. Johnson - one of the most powerful African-American businessmen in the world, basketball legend, two-time Hall of Famer, Major League Baseball owner, entrepreneur and philanthropist - served as the evening's keynote speaker, while Ballmer and Hansen also participated in the event.

A PLUS is an after school youth development program that uses sports as a vehicle to provide the educational resources and character development necessary for student athletes to succeed in life.

The A PLUS "Principles to Live By" Gala also included a silent auction, VIP Private Meet and Greet and dinner.

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