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Sonics and Storm Support Nothing But Nets

January 29, 2008 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Seattle Storm News Release

SEATTLE, January 28, 2008 - The Seattle SuperSonics and Storm Foundation invite all fans to help a good cause and participate in a Nothing But Nets community forum and fundraiser on Wednesday, Jan. 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Todd Beamer High School.

Nothing But Nets is a grassroots campaign that aims to save lives by preventing malaria, the leading killer of children in Africa, and raise funds for insecticide treated bed nets which help stop the spread of disease. The organization, in partnership with Todd Beamer High School Academy of Global Leadership and Economics and The Southern Sudanese Community of Washington, will host an evening of African culture, performances, cuisine, raffles and local community speakers.

The public is invited to hear guest speakers Gach Dedoch, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, Seattle Sonics and Storm Community Programs Manager Wyjuana Montgomery and Kevin Henry and City of Bellevue's Diversity Program and radio talk show host of KKNW 1150AM's program Afragenesis. Scheduled performances include Percussion for Kids, an award-winning group based out of Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, vocalists from Kentlake High school, and Hal Jackson's Talented Teens

Admission is free of charge but a $2 donation to benefit Nothing but Nets is encouraged. For more information on Nothing but Nets visit

About Nothing but Nets and NBA Cares

Nothing But Nets and NBA Cares join forces with the United Nations Foundation to not only raise awareness for malaria, but to allow our fans to be an active part of the fight against the disease. NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world.

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