Fans are encouraged to join Clark in her efforts to collect toys, donations can be dropped off on July 14 at KeyArena
SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm is will host its fourth annual Toy Drive supported by Lime, benefiting Seattle Children’s Hospital on July 14 when the team hosts the Dallas Wings at 6 p.m./PT at KeyArena.
Forward Alysha Clark has spearhead the team’s Toy Drive efforts for the past three years and regularly visits Seattle Children’s during the season.
“The kids and families at Seattle Children’s have become a close part of my community in Seattle over the years,” said Clark. “Spending time visiting kids, I have made friends with their families and the nurses, specifically on the cancer floor. I’m honored that Lime and Storm fans will again help rally around this cause and am looking forward to helping brighten the days of the kids with the delivery of the new helmets and toys.”
Along with the donations from fans and Clark, the Storm has teamed up with Lime, who will be donating Lime and Storm co-branded helmets to distribute to kids at the hospital.
“Lime is thrilled to pioneer new and exciting modes of transportation,” said Isaac Gross, Lime’s Seattle General Manager. “It’s not just about a variety of affordable and accessible rides, but about sharing the public safety regulations and best practices that apply to them with our riders. We provide free helmets for our riders to encourage the usage of helmets on a regular basis. We’re here to keep your ride smooth and your community clean.”
Fans can visit the wish list for a list of items Seattle Children’s recommends for donation. Among the greatest needs include: ‘GO Cart’ game systems (gamersoutreach.org), twistable Crayola crayons (mini size), Crayola crayons, infant rattles (handheld Oball, winkle sensory, tactile toys (sound, light, texture), board books, new release/popular DVDs (no VHS), $5 and $10 gift cards (music, book stores, movies, restaurants, Target, Amazon) and Uno card games.
To view a complete list of needs, click here.
Those donating are asked to not wrap items or include action figures with violent themes, such as guns, knives or swords. Please make sure they are new items, as Seattle Children’s can’t accept used toys or toiletries due to infection control and allergies. This includes stuffed animals that haven’t been played with unless they have been stored in airtight containers.
Fans can secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $216, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).
Lime is revolutionizing mobility in cities and campuses by empowering residents with a greener, more efficient, and affordable transportation option that also improves urban sustainability. By partnering with local key stakeholders and systematically deploying a fleet of smart-bikes and scooters that are enabled with GPS, wireless technology, and self-activating locks, Lime is improving urban mobility by making the first and last mile faster, cheaper, and healthier for riders. Funded by Silicon Valley’s leading VC firm Andreessen Horowitz, Lime is based in San Mateo, CA. Learn more at www.limebike.com.
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.