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Gallery: Storm at the White House

June 29, 2011


The Storm was honored as WNBA champions at the White House Wednesday, touring the residence and chatting with President Barack Obama in the Oval Office before a ceremony on the lawn in the Rose Garden. The Storm presented Obama with a championship ring designed by Blue Nile as well as a Storm jersey. Check out photos from the event and the WNBA FIT clinic led by players thereafter.


Sue Bird was willing to let President Obama borrow her number for the ceremonial jersey representing the Storm's 2010 championship.
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The special Obama championship ring produced by Blue Nile.
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From left to right, Katie Smith, Ashley Robinson, Camille Little, WNBA President Laurel Richie, Le'coe Willingham, Tanisha Wright, Sue Bird, Swin Cash and Belinda Snell pose while waiting for their tour.
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The Storm's championship trophy gleams in the sunlight on the White House lawn.
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President Obama and Storm Head Coach Brian Agler enter the Rose Garden.
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President Obama speaks about the Storm's championship run and efforts in the Seattle community.
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Attendees listen to President Obama.
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President Obama makes a point.
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After concluding his remarks, President Obama poses with Storm players, coaches and owners.
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Bird presents President Obama with his jersey.
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Bird, President Obama and Cash show off their 2010 WNBA championship rings.
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President Obama waves goodbye as he returns to his office.
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Cash demonstrates to youngsters how to dribble like a WNBA star.
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As part of the WNBA FIT clinic, Bird plays defense.
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Storm players and coaches pose with participants in the clinic from local schools.
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