Monday, December 1, 2008

Stormin' Macy's Holiday Parade

Sheryl Swoopes and son Jordan talk with KING 5's John Curley. /Storm Photos

The Storm had a major presence at last Friday's annual Macy's Holiday Parade in downtown Seattle. Laura Sgrecci from the Storm Marketing department was there and offers a recap.

Storm guard and WNBA superstar Sheryl Swoopes is used to entertaining thousands of cheering fans on any given night throughout her illustrious career. Yet it was a different stage when she joined the colorful cast of characters in the annual Macy's Holiday Parade last Friday morning.

Joined by her son Jordan, mascot Doppler and the Storm Dance Troupe, all in festive holiday hats, Sheryl led the way as the Storm contingent traveled the parade route in a bright red convertible courtesy of corporate partner Carter Volkswagen. The Dance Troupe pranced to holiday tunes and the beat of marching bands and tossed T-shirts to the hordes of parade-watchers lined up along the streets. During breaks in the action, Sheryl and Doppler hopped out of the car to greet fans and spread some holiday cheer.

Welcoming the Storm car at the end of the parade route was none other than John Curley, who reported for KING 5's live coverage of the parade. Curley welcomed Sheryl to Seattle as a full-time resident and offered testimony as a six-year Storm season ticket holder, saying, "If you have not been to a Storm game, you don't know what you are missing. There is such energy at the Key when the Storm plays."

The Storm Dance Troupe in action. /Storm Photos


Anonymous said...

laura is an AWESOME author! fantastic use of illustrious...

Anonymous said...


Thanks for your off-season work for the Storm and the local community.