Storm hosts Indiana June 22 at 7 p.m. PT; invites fans to join team in Pride Parade June 24
SEATTLE – Seattle will host Pride Tipoff supported by PwC on June 22 at 7 p.m./PT, highlighted by a showdown with the second overall 2018 WNBA Draft selection Kelsey Mitchell and the Indiana Fever.
The Storm also invites all fans to join the team in the annual Pride Parade, set to take place on Sunday, June 24.
“As an organization, we are focused on creating space for our community to celebrate diversity, equality and inclusion,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “Pride Tipoff is a special night to support the LGBTQ community and allies; this platform epitomizes the essence of what we value as an organization.”
From rainbow thunderstix to a national anthem performance by Jennifer Hopper, the evening is sure to be an exciting celebration of inclusion in sports, equality and diversity.
A variety of activities and appearances will take place during the Storm’s Pride celebration, including:
RAINBOW THUNDERSTIX, SPECIAL MERCHANDISE AVAILABLE
Supported by PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Storm will be handing out rainbow thunderstix to fans to join in the celebration and cheer on the team against the Mercury. A variety of Pride merchandise will also be available at the game, including Pride flags and tank tops.
JOIN STORM IN PRIDE PARADE ON SUNDAY, JUNE 24
On Sunday, June 24, the Storm will participate in the Pride Parade and invites fans to walk with the team and Storm mascot Doppler.
HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS W/ DJ RICKI LEIGH
Prior to tipoff against Indiana, fans are encouraged to arrive early for Happy Hour from 6-7 p.m. The drink specials include $5 domestic beers and $6 premium beers. Ricki Leigh, one of the premier Seattle female DJ’s that has been working events in the Emerald City for over a decade, will be the doing music for the duration of the Happy Hour.
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).
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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.