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.
Friday, May 18 vs. Los Angeles Sparks at 7 p.m.
The Alzheimer’s Association is dedicated to eliminating Alzheimer's disease through the advancement of research; to providing and enhancing care and support for all affected; and to reducing the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
Nick of Time Foundation|
Friday, June 1 vs. Tulsa Shock at 7 p.m.
The Nick of Time Foundation is dedicated to educating schools, athletes, families, and communities about Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) and death in young people.
Nick of Time provides an array of programs to foster an awareness of SCA and help lessen its hidden potential to strike children and young adults at any time.
On average, a seemingly healthy young person suffers a sudden cardiac arrest every three days in the US and it’s the leading cause of death in exercising young athletes. In most cases of sudden cardiac arrest, cardiac abnormalities are not detected, there are no warning signs, and unless a normal heart rhythm is restored within minutes, death is the end result.
The Nick of Time Foundation facilitates youth heart screenings, helps to provide program resources for public access defibrillator programs and teaches the importance of early bystander CPR/AED education and awareness, in an effort to provide “Heart Safe Zones” in our communities. Nick of Time also works to educate and empower students, parents, coaches and members of the community in an effort to help reduce and prevent sudden cardiac arrest.
For more information visit www.nickoftimefoundation.org
The Sophia Way|
Sunday, July 8 vs. Phoenix Mercury at 6 p.m.
The Sophia Way is a nonprofit organization located in Bellevue. The mission of The Sophia Way is to help end homelessness for adult women in East King County by providing shelter, life skills training, social services and supportive permanent housing, offering a path from homelessness to stable independent living. We believe in the necessity of shelter and safe living conditions for all persons. Our goal is to address this fundamental need of citizens of our community and improve the quality of life of adult homeless women. We believe in the equality of all, cherishing diversity, and treating each person we meet– client, volunteer, donor, staff – with the same respect, dignity, and care.
For more information visit www.sophiaway.org.
The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) and Seattle Against Slavery (SAS)|
Thursday, Aug. 16 vs. Phoenix Mercury at 7 p.m.
The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) and Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) are excited to team up with the Seattle Storm to host Human Trafficking Awareness Night at Key Arena. WARN and SAS invite YOU to join us as we cheer on the 2004 and 2010 WNBA Champions and support an important cause – Ending Modern Day Slavery.
The Washington Anti-Trafficking Response Network (WARN) is a coalition of organizations that provide direct services to victims of human trafficking in Washington State. Since 2004, WARN has assisted survivors of human trafficking on their path to recovery, providing intensive case management, housing, food, medical and counseling services, and legal and immigration assistance. For more information on WARN, go to www.warn-trafficking.org.
Seattle Against Slavery (SAS) is a grassroots coalition working to make a slave-free world, one city at a time. Uniting community-based abolition activists, local and national non-government organizations, government agencies, and other coalitions, SAS seeks to raise human trafficking awareness and mobilize the public to better advocate for victims, enhance survivor care, promote legislation to combat human trafficking, and help service providers build capacity. For more information on SAS, go to www.seattleagainstslavery.org
Saturday, Aug. 18 vs. Los Angeles Sparks at 7 p.m.
The Austin Foundation provides free fitness and nutrition education for thousands of Seattle/King County area young people ages 5 to 25 each year. The foundation hosts a wide variety of fitness and youth development programs at sites around the city, each of which is tailored to help youth develop physically, socially, emotionally and mentally. The Austin Foundation bridges racial and socioeconomic inequities in health, providing young people the tools and inspiration to live a healthy, active lifestyle.
While many youth organizations focus on team athletics, the Austin Foundation coaches youth in cardiovascular conditioning, flexibility, strength training and nutrition. This model allows each youth member to undergo a positive physical transformation that can carry over into other areas of his or her life. By focusing on individual fitness, each child develops a sustainable set of skills and motivation to live a healthy for life.
For more information visit http://www.youthandfitness.org
A PLUS Youth Program|
Tuesday, Aug. 21 vs. Minnesota at 7 p.m.
The mission of the A PLUS Youth Program is to use sports as a vehicle to provide the educational resources and character development necessary for student-athletes to succeed in life.
Student First. Athlete Second.
For more information visit www.aplusyouthprogram.org
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center|
Thursday, Aug. 23 vs. Indiana at 7 p.m.
The mission of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is to eliminate cancer and related diseases as causes of human suffering and death. The Hutchinson Center has pioneered breakthroughs in nearly every field of cancer research, saving thousands of lives worldwide. Our Nobel Prize-winning bone marrow transplants have boosted survival rates from nearly zero to 90 percent for certain types of leukemia. Early detection methods for esophageal cancer have taken survival rates from 10 to more than 80 percent. And we pioneered tumor paint which lights up cancer cells so surgeons can easily target them while operating.
The Hutchinson Center gives scientists the freedom to investigate and make new discoveries. Small discoveries often lead to major breakthroughs. We have scientists exploring virus evolution, epigenetics, aging and more to advance the fight against cancer.
Your generosity is critical to eradicating cancer. It’s the genesis of scientific breakthroughs and leads to significant government grants – helping Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center saves thousands of lives worldwide.
For more information visit www.fhcrc.org
Breast Cancer Resource Center|
Tuesday, September 18 vs. Chicago Sky at 7 p.m.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Resource Center is to enhance the quality of life of people touched by breast cancer and to increase awareness and knowledge of breast cancer and breast health. The Breast Cancer Resource Center (BCRC) exists to provide support services that address the educational, social, psychological, and physical needs of those challenged by breast cancer, as well as to educate the public throughout our community about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer. The BCRC is not affiliated with any health system or health care provider and makes no referrals to medical professionals.
For more information visit http://www.bcrcwa.org/
Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH)|
Friday, September 21 vs. San Antonio Silver Stars at 7 p.m.
Northwest Organization for Animal Help (NOAH) is a non-profit animal welfare organization dedicated to stopping the euthanasia of healthy, adoptable and treatable homeless dogs and cats in Washington State. NOAH's strategically focused programs aim to reduce the pet overpopulation problem at its core through their High Volume High Quality Spay/Neuter Clinic. The program assists pet owners in the community who cannot afford to alter their pet. NOAH works in partnership with over 30 animal shelters across the state. When the shelters are overcrowded they call upon NOAH to support them through NOAH's Animal Transfer & Adoption Program. NOAH has made a huge impact on the lives of dogs & cats since 2003. NOAH has spayed & neutered 50,000 cats & dogs and adopted over 17,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. NOAH is committed to providing humane education resources to the community and volunteer programs which creates a valuable resource for learning, uniting, and service. NOAH relies on generous donations from the community to enable proper care for these animals and offer services to those in need of financial assistance.
To learn more information visit www.thenoahcenter.org.
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.