Thousands of people lined the streets around Seattle Center for a parade and filled Key Arena for a rally Sunday, September 16, for the WNBA Champion Seattle Storm. The team traveled a short distance around the Seattle Center in trolley cars to the Key Arena, where they were greeted by the adoring fans and a few dignitaries including Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, and Washington Senator Maria Cantwell. Six-thousand people filled Key Arena and heard from the players and owners, watched highlights from the season, and cheered wildly when veteran Sue Bird said that she would be back next year for her 17th season.
The Seattle Storm won their 3rd WNBA championship by sweeping the Washington Mystics in three games. WNBA MVP Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart scored 30 points in the final game and went on to win MVP for the finals.
Featured Photo: Seattle Storm players Courtney Paris, Noelle Quinn, Jewell Loyd, and Alysha Clark wave to the fans during the parade celebrating their Third WNBA championship. (Photo: Susan Fried)