The Seattle Storm is proud to recognize the efforts of local non-profit organizations in the Puget Sound community. Each game night this summer, the Storm will shine the spotlight on a featured non-profit, its positive impact within our community and ways in which Storm fans can become involved.
Tuesday, July 22 vs. Phoenix Mercury at 7 p.m.
The mission of Hungry Minds is to financially assist public schools, ensuring every student not covered by the free lunch program, is fed with no cost to their families. This provides children with the fuel their brain needs to access rigorous educational standards and households to meet other monetary obligations. Our first goal is to raise $1,000.00 for each of the 281 school districts as a buffer to keep a 26 cent mistake from costing a child their lunch. Want to learn more please swing by our Community Spotlight or 50/50 table.
OARS - Outreach And Resource Services for Women Veterans|
Saturday, July 5 vs. Chicago Sky at 7 p.m.
Outreach And Resource Services, for Women Veterans OARS, is a one-stop website for resources, information, and contacts with other women veterans. Our philosophy is to help our women veterans get into as high a quality of life as possible, given the circumstances they face as they re-enter and readjust to their post-military, civilian life.
Urban Native Education Alliance|
Thursday, August 7 vs. Atlanta Dream at 7 p.m.
UNEA is an umbrella organization we have two successful programs serving Native youth our flagship program - Seattle Clear Sky Native Youth Council and Native Warriors Basketball Program. Our goal is to remove barriers and provide access and opportunities for our youth to thrive and be successful. We promote healthy lifestyle, tribal values, personal growth and positive identity.
Our Native Warrior basketball program currently serves Boys and Girls ages 9-14 and we plan to expand to serve ages 7-14 for 2014 season. Native Warrior basketball participants engage in jamborees, tournaments, camps, leagues and structured/organized basketball practices. Coaching staff implement various methods and techniques for complementing cultural values, building confidence, and fostering sportsmanship and team work. Free program funded by Tulalip Tribes and UNEA.
If you are interested in learning more about how a local organization you are involved with can be part of the Storm Community Spotlight program, call 206-217-WNBA (9622) Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.