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Force4Change, the Seattle Storm social justice platform established in 2020, today announced the expansion of its season-long initiatives to benefit local nonprofits that work directly with BIPOC youth. Tied to the final stats of each Storm game, the initiatives are now collectively referred to as “Stats for Youth.
“It’s gratifying to see our work with Force4Change growing at such a rapid pace. This was possible thanks to the support of our incredible team of business partners, the Storm community and the Storm Foundation,” said Crystal Langhorne, Director of Community Engagement and Force4Change. “We look forward to continuing to have a positive impact on Seattle’s BIPOC youth.”
Force4Change has raised nearly $300,000 in 2021 supporting organizations and individuals that promote racial, social and civic justice, nearly double the amount of contributions in its first year. Over the past two years, Alaska Airlines has donated a total of one million air miles, while BECU and Carter Subaru have each donated $10,000 through these efforts.
In 2022, the Storm added Coinbase and Denali Advanced Integration to its list of business partners supporting Force4Change and the Stats for Youth program, as shown below.
Free Throws for the Future presented by Alaska Airlines, is back for its third season. For every free throw made by the Storm, Alaska Airlines donates 2,000 air miles to the Technology Access Foundation (TAF), a Seattle-based nonprofit leader redefining K-12 public education statewide from Washington. Additionally, Storm and Alaska Airlines will make a $5,000 contribution to TAF at the end of the season. Fans can also get involved by donating their unused miles via Alaska’s LIFT Miles program.
Community Assist presented by BECU, enters his second year by counting Storm’s assists during the season. For every 50 helps, BECU is making a contribution of $1,000 up to $10,000 to Young Women Empowered (Y-WE) – an organization that develops leadership, environment, technology and wellness training for diverse young people Seattle women.
3 for Treehouse presented by Carter Subaru also returns for the second season. For every three points, Carter Subaru will donate $50 to Treehouse, a nonprofit serving youth in foster care, up to $10,000 by the end of the season.
The Blockchain presented by Coinbase is one of the new Force4Change programs. Coinbase will donate $70 for every Storm block this season (up to $10,000) to TechBridge, a nonprofit that uses technology to expand the impact of other nonprofits under four pillars : fighting hunger, supporting the homeless, social justice and workforce development.
Boards for Communities presented by Denali Advanced Integration completes Stats for Youth team for 2022. Denali will donate $10 per bounce to Communities in School, the largest and most effective school dropout prevention organization dedicated to keeping kids in school and help them succeed.
Fans are invited to follow the progress of each initiative throughout the season on the Storm social networks and on the Storm website (www.stormbasketball.com).