The Storm plans to host a “Championship Night” presentation July 22 at KeyArena in partnership with the Seattle SuperSonics and Seahawks. The event will showcase the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII Lombardi Trophy, the 2004 and 2010 Seattle Storm WNBA Trophies and the 1979 Seattle SuperSonics Larry O’Brien Trophy.
“It’s a fantastic way to honor all of the reasons why Seattle is such a great sports town,” said Storm President & CEO Karen Bryant. “This event is really all about our city’s history of excellence in both professional athletics and the fans that support them, and we’re so excited to have the opportunity to host the collection.”
“The 1979 Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy is a very special part of Seattle’s professional sports history,” said Leonard Garfield, the Museum of History & Industry Executive Director. “We are honored to provide the trophy for this unique celebration, and looking forward to seeing all four trophies together for the first time in history.”
Fans will have the opportunity to take photos with all of the trophies, including the rarely seen SuperSonics trophy that will be on public display and in KeyArena for the first time in decades. This celebration also marks the 35th anniversary of the Sonics’ 1979 NBA title.
“This night is about celebrating the tradition and history of professional sports in Seattle,” said Seahawks President Peter McLoughlin. “The Lombardi Trophy represents the magical season we had and this event is a great way to honor the fans who inspired us the entire way.”
The event will feature well-known representatives from each team as well as personnel from each organization, and will celebrate each fan base including the StormCrazies and the 12s. A halftime presentation complete with commemorative videos of each program will also help honor the different teams.
“Seattle is a world class sports community,” said Ralph Morton, Executive Director of the Seattle Sports Commission. “This night brings together some of the most memorable and proud moments in our sports history. We urge sports fans to show up to celebrate our teams and championships.”
KeyArena will open its doors early, 90 minutes prior to tipoff, at 5:30 p.m. on July 22 for photo opportunities with the trophies, and will host the Phoenix Mercury that night at 7:00 p.m.