For the fourth year, the Storm is partnering with the Austen Everett Foundation to provide an Honorary Captain experience for a child battling cancer. The Storm’s 2017 Honorary Team Captain, Adelina, was provided an opportunity to benefit from the strength and support the team environment provides by sitting courtside at a game and having the chance to meet the entire Storm roster. All players visited our honorary captain pregame, where they shared words of praise and encouragement and took time for photos and autographs on her new Storm jersey.
In March 2018, the Storm extended their Honorary Captain experience to four-year-old Layla at the Pac-12 Women’s Basketball Tournament. Layla had the opportunity to meet and play a little basketball with Pac-12 Networks’ on-air personality Tammy Blackburn, who has been battling breast cancer. Following her time with Tammy, Layla joined Stanford’s bench pre-game and met with coaches and players before being honored at center court with the Stanford and USC captains. Check out the video below to see Layla’s feature on the Pac-12 Networks.