To celebrate their 10th anniversary, Seattle's only remaining professional basketball team, the Storm, will be hosting an all-out gala at Green Lake on Saturday. With face-painting, dance lessons, locker-room signs, hoop-shooting, snow-cone making, and a water-balloon toss, it's the sort of shindig that would make a county fair blush. Full release after the jump:
Official 10th Anniversary Storm Fan Fest at Green Lake from 2-4 p.m.
SEATTLE, Thursday, May 21, 2009 - The Seattle Storm today announced that "Stormin' the Lake" - the Storm's Official Fan Fest for the Storm's 10th Anniversary season - will take place from 2-4 p.m. this Saturday, May 23 at Seattle's Green Lake Park. Fans will have the opportunity to interact with Storm coaches and players from the 2009 roster and participate in activities including face-painting, Storm locker room sign-creating, snow-cone making, water balloon toss games, shooting hoops on the Storm court and learning dance moves from the Storm Dance Troupe.
The festivities are scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. on the Green Lake Community Center outdoor basketball courts, with the players and coaches scheduled to arrive at 3 p.m. This is the third year the Storm has held a preseason Fan Fest at Green Lake, and the event is free and open to the public.
The Storm will tip off its 2009 10th Anniversary home campaign at KeyArena on Sunday, June 7 vs. the Sacramento Monarchs. Single-game tickets start as low as $14, and can be purchased by visiting stormbasketball.com, by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX, or in person at any Ticketmaster retail location.
The team invites fans of all ages to a series of special-event games, featuring themed entertainment, activities, giveaways and offers. The Storm's 2009 theme night schedule includes Dads & Daughters Night on Friday, June 19; Kids Day on Tuesday, July 7; Go Green Night on Thursday, July 9; Women of Inspiration Night on Saturday, Aug. 1 and Back to School Night on Saturday, Aug. 29. For more information and a complete list of 2009 Storm theme nights, fans are encouraged to log on to stormbasketball.com.
Storm 2009 season tickets starting at just $180, group tickets, and 10th Anniversary ticket packages are also available now by calling 206-217-WNBA or logging on to stormbasketball.com.