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February 19, 2009 at 8:40 AM

Seattle fans showing Lauren Jackson they care?

I’m assuming Storm fans don’t want to be whipped through the whole Ken Griffey Jr. saga with their star Lauren Jackson — hearing Phoenix or Connecticut or Atlanta swooned the power forward to their team only to find out she’ll end her career in Seattle. I think there was enough of that tugging at the heart strings when Oklahoma businessman Clay Bennett was owner.
But in surfing the Internet the past few weeks, folks are getting antsy. And it seems a few on Stormfans.org are looking to push the franchise’s all-time leading scorer over the edge with love. And cash.
Jackson’s favorite (and only) local Aussie watering hole, the Kangaroo & Kiwi Pub near Green Lake, apparently is holding a benefit for victims of the Australian Bushfires — the country’s worst natural disaster in 110 years.

The thought is to make a donation in Jackson’s name and let the Storm front office know about it, spreading the word to Jackson. The pub’s website doesn’t have anything listed, but the benefit could be Friday. The Kangaroo & Kiwi plans to host its 8th annual Beach Party on Saturday, according to its Facebook page.
Don’t know if the fan’s donation will work, but it is a unique way to reach out to your favorite player. Jackson is busy hitting game-securing three-pointers for Spartak Moscow in the EuroLeague Quarterfinals. (OK, it was the only one she made) Her agent is overseas, but there’s still no public word on what the two-time MVP will do in her first stint as an unrestricted free agent.
And since Storm fans can’t (wouldn’t?) fill the sports radio airwaves all day discussing a want for her to return like Mariner fans have done for Griffey the past week, a donation and Internet plea seems like the next best thing.

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