Seattle Storm To Celebrate Seattle Pro Sports Championships on Aug. 2

The Storm returns to Angel of the Winds Arena for a rematch of the 2018 WNBA Finals vs. Washington

SEATTLE – The reigning WNBA champion Seattle Storm invites all sports fans to Championship Night on Friday, Aug. 2, at Angel of the Winds Arena in Everett, Wash. The team will be joined by representatives from Seattle’s championship-winning professional franchises, including Seahawks legend Cliff Avril, SuperSonics head coach Lenny Wilkens, Seawolves flanker Eric Duechle and a special member of the Sounders FC.

The Storm is proud to honor the accomplishments and accolades of the Seahawks, SuperSonics, Sounders FC and Seawolves with a special halftime presentation featuring the mascots and championship trophies from each team. From 90 minutes before tip-off through the end of the first quarter, fans can take photos with the mascots and trophies in the Icebox, including Doppler and the Storm’s three WNBA trophies. The Storm swept the Mystics in the 2018 WNBA Finals to clinch the third title in franchise history as WNBA regular-season MVP Breanna Stewart took home Finals MVP honors.

Forty years since bringing the city its first professional basketball championship, the Seattle SuperSonics return to the Pacific Northwest to celebrate their 1979 NBA Finals victory over the Washington Bullets. The championship avenged a winner-take-all Game 7 loss to Bullets in the Finals the previous season. After narrowly dropping the opening game of the series in 1979, the Sonics rattled off four consecutive wins to clinch the title.

Making their second Super Bowl appearance in franchise history, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos, 43-8, in Super Bowl XLVIII. As the top defense in the league, the Seahawks met Peyton Manning and the Broncos – the league’s top scoring offense – in a contest between the No. 1 seeds from each conference. The Seahawks became the first team to score over 40 points in a Super Bowl and recorded the quickest score in NFL history with a safety at 12 seconds.

The Seattle Sounders FC celebrated their ninth season in Major League Soccer by capturing the 2016 MLS Cup, taking down Toronto FC in the championship on penalty kicks. The Sounders pulled off one of the biggest comebacks in MLS history, climbing six spots to reach the playoffs after winning eight of their final 14 matches.

Founded in 2017, the Seattle Seawolves have quickly built a dynasty with back-to-back Major League Rugby championships, becoming the only Seattle professional sports team in history to defend a title. A testament to the community’s embrace of the sport, the Seawolves sold out their season tickets and single game seats before their 2018 home opener. Fueled by a league-leading 283 point from Brock Staller, the Seawolves upset the Glendale Raptors in the 2018 season to seal the first MLR championship and held onto that title in 2019, defeating the San Diego Legion.

ABOUT THE SEATTLE STORM

The Seattle Storm is a three-time WNBA championship team committed to bringing a premium professional basketball and entertainment experience to a fan base rich in tradition and support. The organization places high value on community and building platforms to positively impact the overall entertainment, attraction and economy of the Puget Sound region. In addition, the Storm is dedicated to local youth development in the areas of fitness and wellness; with a special emphasis on inspiring leadership, motivation and the empowerment of girls and women. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit StormBasketball.com.

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