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Storm Foundation

Tina Thompson
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About the Storm Foundation

The Seattle Storm has always had a strong commitment to the community. As a 501c(3) organization, the Seattle Storm Foundation builds on the Storm's culture of giving and supporting the community. Our mission is to seek opportunities to champion youth development programs that use the power of sport to inspire and assist young people in reaching their full potential. The Storm Foundation's strength is its ability to leverage the Seattle Storm brand, network and expertise to drive significant impact for these organizations and the community.

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Nakia Sanford and Temeka Johnson cheer on participants of Girls on the Run as they cross the finish line. Check out the photo gallery.

2013 Partnership

In 2013, the Foundation set out to select and build a partnership with one nonprofit organization that incorporates the power of sport and fitness in their youth development programs. Several organizations were considered before Girls on the Run of Puget Sound (GOTRPS) was selected as the 2013 Foundation partner. GOTRPS was an ideal choice because its mission strongly aligns with the Storm Foundation's mission, with clear opportunity to create synergies between the two organizations.

GOTRPS is a 10-week after school program offered to third through fifth grade girls. Girls on the Run programming uses fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates training and completing a 5K run. Its mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident. The program currently serves more than 900 girls a year from all areas of King County with a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. With contributions from the Storm Foundation, GOTRPS will have the resources and marketing exposure to grow by 30% and open the program to the long list of girls waiting to participate during the 2013-14 school year.

For more information about partnerships with the Storm Foundation, please contact
program director Angie Buysse at ABuysse@SeattleStormFoundation.org or (206) 272-2555.