Breanna Stewart to Wear, Auction Shoes to Benefit Sexual Assault Awareness and Resources on May 25

RAINN.org will auction off Stewart’s game-worn shoes following May 25 game

SEATTLE Breanna Stewart’s #MeToo story that ran in The Players’ Tribune on Oct. 30, 2017, caught fire on a national scale, bringing to life the toll and destruction that sexual abuse can have on anyone, even a young girl aspiring to be a professional athlete.

Now, Stewart is continuing to give back and raise awareness. During the Storm’s game on Friday, May 25 against the Chicago Sky, Stewart will partner with RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, to highlight the organization and wear customized shoes that will be auctioned off on the RAINN’s website in support.

“I am excited to highlight the organizations that work to provide resources and hope for those who have similar experiences as my own,” said Stewart. “Playing in these shoes on May 25 will be my way to show my thanks for those who have supported me, and a way for me to give back to the community of people who utilize the resources provided by organizations such as RAINN.”

Stewart’s shoes contain the RAINN pledge: respect, ask, intervene, notice and nurture. The shoes also display the hotline (1-800-656-4673) to call to report sexual abuse crimes.

In addition, the King County Sexual Assault Resource Center will be present at Friday’s game, supporting Stewart’s strength, courage and determination.

 

ABOUT RAINN

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.

 

ABOUT THE SEATTLE STORM

The two-time WNBA champion Seattle Storm is one of six independently owned teams in the WNBA, the world’s most successful women’s professional team sports league. Established in 2000, the Storm is committed to bringing outstanding professional basketball to a fan base rich with tradition and support. The Storm leads the way for change in the community with outreach programs for youth basketball, health and fitness. The organization looks to be an inspiration for girls and women while providing support and motivation to better the Puget Sound. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit StormBasketball.com.