The Seattle Storm Tuesday announced “Raise Your Voice,” a night that promises to be filled with inspiration and empowerment. Brandi Carlile and Jennifer Hopper invite Storm fans to “raise their voices,” aim to promote awareness around the pair’s work to promote self-defense and victim recovery.
Hopper, a victim of extreme domestic violence in 2009, will share her personal story as well as perform with her musical group The Angel Band Project at halftime. The Angel Band Project uses music to break the silence and provide healing for violence survivors.
“Jennifer Hopper is an inspiration to me and so many others because she had the courage to turn a tragic event into a positive message for women and girls,” said Carlile. “Too often, women and girls don’t stand up for themselves in the face of dangerous situations because they have been raised to be demure and accommodating. The time to be quiet is over, that belongs in your parents’ and grandparents’ generation. Please join us and the Seattle Storm team to RAISE YOUR VOICE!”
The Storm will donate a portion of the evening’s ticket sales to the The Angel Band Project and The Looking Out Foundation’s Fight the Fear Campaign. Fight the Fear Campaign was established by Carlile in 2010 following the death of her friend Teresa Butz; Hopper’s fiancé.
The game will feature in-game opportunities for fans to support The Angel Band Project and Fight the Fear Campaign, including a silent auction with autographed items from Storm players and Carlile.
Fans can enjoy a pregame happy hour featuring $3 beers beginning at 5:30 p.m. Special ticket pricing (purchase three tickets and get the fourth ticket free) is available for this game by visiting StormBasketball.com.
Seattle opens the 2015 season on June 6 vs. Los Angeles and the first 3,000 fans will receive a free Jewell Loyd t-shirt. Storm 360 Memberships, starting at $179, are still available by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622) or by visiting StormBasketball.com.