SEATTLE STORM LAUNCHES PSA IN SUPPORT OF PLANNED PARENTHOOD FEATURING SUE BIRD, NOELLE QUINN, BREANNA STEWART, SAMI WHITCOMB
Planned Parenthood rally set for July 18 at 5:15pm on KeyArena’s West Plaza
Seattle – As momentum builds for Seattle’s ‘Planned Parenthood Night’ on July 18, the team has unveiled a PSA featuring 9-time WNBA All-Star Sue Bird, 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year Breanna Stewart, Noelle Quinn and Sami Whitcomb.
Leading up to ‘Planned Parenthood Night’ on July 18, fans are encouraged to share the Storm’s PSA on their social networks. The Planned Parenthood rally will begin at 5:15 on KeyArena’s West Plaza on July 18, and speakers will include the Storm ownership group, Force 10 Hoops, and Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands (PPGNHI) CEO, Christine Charbonneau.
Following the rally, the Storm hosts the Chicago Sky, with tipoff set for 6 p.m. PDT on ESPN2. For every ticket purchased, the Storm will donate $5 to Planned Parenthood. The Storm also will be hosting an online auction, which will include game-worn shoes from Storm players and other items. Any businesses or corporations that are interested in supporting Planned Parenthood can purchase a block of tickets for donation to local Seattle women and children groups, by visiting StormBasketball.com or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622).
VIEW THE PSA HERE: http://bit.ly/2StandWithPP
In addition to the PSA, the team has announced a partnership with the Seattle-based tech startup app, Vermouth, which has pledged a $1 donation to Planned Parenthood for every app download. Founder of Vermouth, Jamien McCullum calls this strategy “apptivism,” the next step in corporate social responsibility: technology companies supporting issues and causes in alignment with shared values. When Vermouth reaches 50,000 downloads, and thus a $50,000 donation to Planned Parenthood, Seattle-based glass-blown candle company and philanthropic influencer, glassybaby, will match the $50,000 donation, netting a $100,000 donation to Planned Parenthood through glassybaby’s white light fund. This marks first time that glassybaby’s white light fund has matched donations.
DOWNLOAD VERMOUTH HERE: www.appstore.com/vermouth
Vermouth offers users recommendations on places to go and things to do from friends and those you trust, providing reviews in an authentic, genuine way from your chosen network of friends on the app. Users share and save recommendations they like, offering suggestions on places to take out of town guests or for last minute dinner recommendations.
PPGNHI offers a comprehensive range of high-quality reproductive health care services at 18 health centers throughout Western Washington. Now is the time for every person who cares about women’s health and access to affordable quality care to speak out and join this fight. Blocking people’s access to Planned Parenthood is deeply unpopular with both health care experts and Americans.
About Planned Parenthood
PPGNHI is the region’s leading sexual and reproductive health care provider and advocate. We believe everyone has the right to choose when or whether to have a child, and that every child should be wanted and loved. The organization operates 27 health centers in Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, and Western Washington and provides medical services and sexuality education for thousands of women, men, and young people each year. Planned Parenthood is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and relies heavily on charitable donations to ensure our patients’ ability to determine their own destinies and receive the health care they need.
About the Seattle Storm
The two-time WNBA champion Seattle Storm is one of six independently owned teams in the WNBA, the world’s most successful women’s professional team sports league. Established in 2000, the Storm is committed to bringing outstanding professional basketball to a fan base rich with tradition and support. The Storm leads the way for change in the community with outreach programs for youth basketball, health and fitness. The organization looks to be an inspiration for girls and women while providing support and motivation to better the Puget Sound. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit StormBasketball.com.
The Vermouth app launched on June 15 in Seattle, with simultaneous soft-launches in Portland, Honolulu, New York City and Sydney, Australia. Vermouth has doubled its user-base every week since launch. The app is currently available for the iPhone. It previous raised more than $1,000 for Mary’s Place, an advocate for homeless women, children and families. Vermouth is dedicated to continuing its philanthropic mission with additional non-profit partners into the future.