Just as Seattle Storm players provide inspiration as role models for young girls and boys across the Puget Sound, many other Pacific Northwest women also serve as role models. They are mothers, daughters, volunteers, public servants, business owners, entertainers and oftentimes unsung heroes whose individual contributions make a positive difference in our community.
In 2009, the Storm also established the Ginger Ackerley Community Service Award. The Ginger Ackerley Community Service Award is given annually to an individual who has made an impact on improving the quality of life in the Puget Sound through a significant and sustained record of volunteer service to the area’s youth. Ackerley, who passed away in January 2018 at the age of 79, founded and chaired the Storm and was a co-owner of the Seattle SuperSonics for 18 years.
Inspiring Women Night presented by Symetra is an annual opportunity for Storm players and fans to thank those who have had an important influence on making our community strong. It is also a chance to shine the limelight on some who are rarely noticed for their work but have had a profound positive impact on those they have touched. Inspiring Women Night took place on Friday, July 19 at 7:00 pm at Alaska Airlines Arena as the Storm battled the Las Vegas Aces.
CLICK HERE to check out the 2019 honorees.