Storm Expands Partnership With Seattle Children’s Hospital To Include Dance Troupe and Mascot

Doppler’s jersey will now don the Seattle Children’s logo


SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm today announced an expanded multi-year partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. Seattle Children’s has been a Storm partner and presented the Doppler Train —a beloved on-court Storm tradition — since 2011 and will now present both Doppler, the Storm fuzzy red mascot, and the Storm Dance Troupe.




The front of Doppler’s jersey, representing a Swedish logo since the start of a marquee partnership in 2016, will now showcase the Seattle Children’s logo.

“Swedish continues to be extremely proud to be the official health care partner of the Seattle Storm,” said Swedish CEO Dr. Guy Hudson. “As they expand their relationship with Seattle Children’s – an organization Swedish respects and supports – we are honored to gift the Doppler jersey to the Seattle Children’s organization. We got this Seattle!”

Seattle Children’s partnership with Doppler is more than a logo on the jersey. The mascot will travel as an extended ambassador of Seattle Children’s throughout the community as part of a shared goal to support young people in the greater Seattle area. In addition to a fan favorite at Storm games, Doppler can be seen at fan events, basketball clinics and Storm 360 Member events.

“We’re pleased that Seattle Children’s logo will be displayed on Doppler’s jersey this season,” said Seattle Children’s CEO Dr. Jeff Sperring. “The Seattle Storm do so much for young people both on and off the court, and we are excited to join forces with the team to support our community.”

The Storm and Seattle Children’s are committed to youth programs in the community, and the expanded partnership will also include the Storm Dance Troupe. Seattle Children’s will now present the Dance Troupe, which consists of dancers ages 5-15 and performs at all Storm home games and various special events in Seattle.

To celebrate the new partnership with Seattle Children’s, Storm head dance coach Shayna Levine and a member of the Dance Troupe will hold a live virtual clinic on the Storm’s Instagram account (@seattlestorm) on Tuesday, Aug. 11 from 2-3 p.m. PT for both Seattle Children’s patients and the general public.

Later in the season, Storm forward Alysha Clark will lead the team in hosting its sixth annual toy drive benefitting Seattle Children’s. More details on the toy drive – including how to donate items on Seattle Children’s online wish list – will be shared at a later date.


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