Sue Bird Teams Up With Pearl Jam, “The Home Shows” to Raise Money for Seattle Homeless Population

As part of the ‘The Home Shows’ initiative to fight homelessness, Bird will auction her custom shoes worn during the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game

SEATTLE – The Seattle Storm’s all-time leading scorer and the WNBA’s all-time assists leader, point guard Sue Bird has announced that she will join iconic Seattle-native band Pearl Jam in an effort to fight homelessness in Seattle.

“Having been part of the Storm for 17 years, I’ve really enjoyed spending time in the community, and to be able to play for this city, you really feel like you’re part of something bigger,” said Bird. “The homeless population in Seattle needs our help. They all have a story, they are just as much a part of this city as everybody else. I’m honored to partner with Pearl Jam and The Home Shows for this initiative.”

As part of The Home Shows initiative, Bird, in partnership with Ames Bros., has designed a custom pair of shoes that she will wear when she makes her WNBA-record 11th All-Star appearance on Saturday, July 28 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Postgame, the shoes will be signed by Bird and auctioned off, with proceeds going to support people experiencing homelessness. Fans can bid on the game-worn shoes starting today through Monday, July 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. Tip-off is set for 3:30pm/ET on ABC by clicking here.

Over the past 28 years, Seattle’s homelessness population has grown by 40%. The region’s homeless population is now the third-largest in the country, with over 12,000 people living without shelter on any given night. On Aug. 8 and Aug. 10, Pearl Jam will play ‘The Home Shows’ at Seattle’s Safeco Field, home of the Seattle Mariners, two concerts with one goal: banding together to fight homelessness. These shows are about shining a spotlight on the problem and solutions in the city and Pacific Northwest region. To date, over $10 million dollars has been committed to The Home Shows initiative from 60+ organizations.




On August 8th and 10th, Pearl Jam will play The Home Shows, two concerts at Safeco Field with one goal: banding together to fight homelessness. As part of the shows, Pearl Jam is giving at least $1 million to alleviate homelessness in King County. They’re inviting local businesses, foundations, and individuals to grow that to $10 million. For more information about The Home Shows initiative, visit



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