Storm Requests Waivers on Blackmon

Apr. 28, 2005

SEATTLE - The Seattle Storm today requested waivers on 6-2 forward Steffanie Blackmon.

Blackmon, who played at Baylor University and helped lead the Lady Bears to the 2005 NCAA Championship, was selected by the Storm in the third round (38th overall pick) of the 2005 WNBA Draft.

The Storm will play their first preseason game against the New York Liberty on Saturday, May 7 at Madison Square Garden in New York at 1 p.m. Seattle will play one home preseason game on Saturday, May 14 at 7 p.m. against the Sacramento Monarchs at KeyArena.

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Single-game tickets for Storm games can be purchased through TicketMaster by logging on to or calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX. Storm tickets are also available at the Sonics & Storm Team Shop located at 312 First Ave on KeyArena’s West Plaza.

The defending WNBA Champion Storm will open their 2005 season on ABC-TV against their Western Conference rival Los Angeles Sparks at KeyArena on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. The following weekend, Seattle will host the Houston Comets on Friday, May 27 and the San Antonio Silver Stars on Sunday, May 29.

In the season opener against the Sparks, the 2004 WNBA Championship banner will be raised to the KeyArena rafters. The festivities will also feature Storm players receiving their championship rings.

The Seattle Sonics & Storm manages the Puget Sound region’s professional basketball franchises – the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics and the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. The organization oversees all sales, marketing, finance, public relations and basketball operations for the teams. The Basketball Club of Seattle LLC owns both teams.