Seattle Storm holding community practice at Tyee High School Tuesday, Aug. 18


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The Seattle Storm announced that the team will host a ‘Group Health Community Practice,’ returning to Tyee High School in SeaTac on Tuesday, Aug. 18, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public.

“We are excited to team up with the City of SeaTac to host another Group Health Community Practice,” said Storm President & GM Alisha Valavanis. “One of the most rewarding opportunities we have as a local franchise is to spend time in the community and connect with youth. We are grateful for the partnership with Group Health, the City of SeaTac and the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority.”

The Group Health Community Practice will feature popular events such as meet and greets with Storm players, games and contests with chances to win prizes. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in Storm practice drills as directed by Storm head coach Jenny Boucek.

“This is a great way for Group Health and the Seattle Storm to partner with the community in what we’re confident is going to be a unique and fun event that reinforces the importance of kids and adults participating in healthy activities, said Kris Greco Thompson, Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs with Group Health. “Just as we’re inspired by Group Health physicians who demonstrate compassion and expertise with their patients every day, we believe this community practice offers an opportunity for kids to experience that same type of inspiration as they directly interact with the fantastic Storm players and coaches.   It’s an event not to be missed.”

“Having the Storm bring a community practice to SeaTac two years in a row is quite an honor and we are pleased to have such a great partnership with the team and the organization,” said Mayor Mia Gregerson.  “Hosting the event along, with the Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority and the prime sponsor Group Health, helps to emphasize our goals to increase the visibility of SeaTac and to help create a more healthful, active and engaged community.”

In June, the team participated in a similar event at Nisqually Community Center, marking the second-straight year the team has hosted two community practices.

The team also held a community practice at Tyee High School during the 2014 season.

Tree High School is located at 4424 S. 188th in SeaTac.


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