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August 22, 2009 at 6:00 PM

Storm recognizing inspiring people

SeattleStorm.pngThe Storm pitched a 50 percent off discount for CenterFlash Members of Seattle Center and it’s a real deal tonight as the organization recognizes some stand out people.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the fourth-annual Women of inspiration night, where Seattle Times president and COO Carolyn Kelly is among the honorees for a halftime ceremony. But the Storm also is giving a nod to Drew Martinelli, who is riding his bike cross-country to raise money for the World Food Program.
The Storm connected with Martinelli as part of their donation of basketball gear to a Peace Corps basketball camp in Niger during the offseason. If you’d like to make a donation or read more, you do so here.
Lastly, the Storm is going to honor Indiana PG Tully Bevilaqua for being named to the Storm’s All-Decade team. Bevilaqua played two seasons in Seattle, including the 2004 WNBA championship year. The Australian averaged 2.1 points as a reserve for Seattle.
But the notables don’t stop there. In the audience will be Charlene Strong, the star of the documentary “For My Wife…”, which chronicled the difficulty she faced gaining access for medical care for her wife. Kate Fleming, an award-winning audio book narrator, tried to retrieve equipment from her small basement studio but became trapped by the rising waters and was taken to the hospital once retrieved. Strong’s fight was influential in passing the state’s historic Domestic Partnership Registration Bill.

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