Health and wellness is a primary focus of the Storm organization and Kaiser Permanente. For the fifth consecutive year, we partnered to help kids work on basketball skills, get active, and have fun. Together, we offered six free basketball clinics in 2018 with more than 200 participants at various locations throughout the Seattle area. Through basketball and health tips, we inspire young people to be active and stay healthy by finding an activity they enjoy.
In 2019, the Storm is teaming up with Kaiser Permanente to host more basketball clinics throughout the greater Seattle area. We will be offering several FREE clinics where Storm players will join participants in on-court drills and competitions. Participants will receive a free t-shirt, basketball, care packets, healthy snacks, health information, and more. It’s a great way to learn how to hoop — and health — it up. Some clinics are closed to the public. Check back in April for information on how to get involved.
|2018 Seattle Storm Basketball Clinic - Renton Community Center|
|Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – The Seattle Storm and Kaiser Permanente tipped off the 2018 clinic series with the first StormFit Basketball Clinic at the Renton Community Center. Storm guard Jewell Loyd shared her love of basketball with Special Olympics Washington athletes from Team Washington and the local Renton community. The athletes had a great time showing off their dribbling, passing, and shooting skills before getting autographs and taking pictures with Jewell.|
|2018 Seattle Storm Basketball Clinic - Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club|
|Thursday, June 14, 2018 – The Storm, Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft continued on the StormFit Clinic circuit opening the summer season at Smilow Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club. Storm forward Alysha Clark competed with 50 youngsters as they took part in shooting, dribbling, and footwork stations. A new technology element was added where the kids got to test their force and ability to dunk on the moon, check out the ideal arc of their shot, and dribble as many times as the height of the Space Needle. Alysha Clark showed off her jumping ability, challenging kids on the force plates, before signing autographs and taking photos.|
|2018 Seattle Storm Basketball Clinic - Seattle Pacific University
|Sunday, June 17, 2018 – Thanks to Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft, the Storm opened up their practice facility to host a StormFit Basketball Clinic for Storm fans between ages 6 and 14. 35 athletes joined Storm forward Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis to improve shooting, dribbling, defense, and passing. The athletes enjoyed testing their force and hang time on the force plates, sharing that they can all dunk on the moon. Kaleena answered questions, signed autographs, and took photos with Storm fans concluding the clinic.|
|2018 Seattle Storm Basketball Clinic - Special Olympics Washington|
|Thursday, June 21, 2018 – The Storm, Kaiser Permanente, Microsoft and Bank of America joined forces to host a StormFit Basketball Clinic with Special Olympics Washington athletes before some of them hit the hardwood at the 2018 USA Games starting on July 1. Storm center, Courtney Paris, joined the athletes in a series of stations including shooting competitions, dribbling relay races, passing, and footwork. Following the clinic, Courtney answered questions, signed autographs, and took pictures with her new fans!|
|2018 Seattle Storm Basketball Clinic - Ballard Boys & Girls Club|
|Thursday, July 12, 2018 – The Seattle Storm and Kaiser Permanente finished off the 2018 StormFit clinic series with the last basketball clinic at the Ballard Boys & Girls Club. Storm guard Sami Whitcomb put up a sweat competing with over 50 girls and boys in various basketball stations. The participants had a great time improving their dribbling, footwork, defense and shooting skills before asking Sami questions about her career on the court and life outside of basketball.|