Storm announces eighth annual Toy Drive supported by Aetna, benefiting Seattle Children’s

Fans are encouraged to bring contributions to donation bins at Climate Pledge Arena

SEATTLE — The Seattle Storm announced its eighth annual Toy Drive supported by Aetna, a CVS Health company, benefiting Seattle Children’s. Between May 18 and May 30, fans will have the chance to donate toys or make financial contributions toward children undergoing medical treatment via the official campaign page. An Amazon wish list with items needed by the hospital is available on the same website.

“The Seattle Children’s toy drive is a special campaign and one our players, staff and fans look forward to supporting each season,” said Alisha Valavanis, Storm President and CEO. “There isn’t a greater win than to come together to support these children.”

“Providing care and comfort to those in need is at the heart of what we do at Aetna,” said Dr. Catherine Gaffigan, Aetna’s Northwest-Mountain Market President. “We are honored to support the Seattle Storm’s toy drive for Seattle Children’s Hospital to help bring joy to our community’s youngest patients.”

Since the Toy Drive’s inception, the Storm has helped raise over $25,000 for Seattle Children’s and nearly 12,000 toys through fan contribution and team engagement. This year, in addition to the online contributions, fans can bring toys in person to donation bins that will be located inside Climate Pledge Arena during the back-to-back homestand against the New York Liberty on May 27 and 29.

Founded and run initially by a group of philanthropist women more than 107 years ago, Seattle Children’s is at the forefront of medical research, working to cure childhood disease and improve outcomes for children all over the world. The organization specializes in meeting the unique physical, emotional, and developmental needs of children from infancy through young adulthood, by the outstanding work of its physicians in nearly 60 pediatric subspecialties.

Tickets for the next Seattle Storm home games are still available on Storm Ticket Central.

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