Community Appearances
Seattle Sonics & Storm Community Appearance Request Policy

The Seattle Sonics & Storm are committed to partnering with the Seattle community in order to enhance the lives of youth. Through these partnerships, we provide support and programming in the areas of basketball, education, health and fitness.

Interacting with members of our community is an opportunity we take seriously. The Seattle Sonics & Storm organization receives thousands of requests throughout the year. And although our players, coaches and staff are eager to reach every fan, their availability is limited. If you are interested in having a member of our organization participate in your event, please review the guidelines below. Not following these guidelines may result in your request not being considered.


  • Requests must be received at least 60 days prior to the event date.
  • Requests must be submitted using the Community Appearance Request Form. In order for the request to be considered, the form must be completed fully.
  • The completed form should be mailed or faxed to the following address:
    Seattle Sonics & Storm Community Appearance
    1201 Third Ave., Suite 1000
    Seattle, WA 98101
    Fax: 206-272-2645

    Email requests will not be considered.

    Helpful Hints
    Appearances will not be scheduled on the following:

  • Game days
  • Travel days
  • Player “Off” days
  • During practice

    Requests are primarily limited to the Seattle area.
    In general player availability is as follows: ­

  • Sonics players available November - April
  • Storm players available May - August

    Next Steps
    Once your request has been reviewed, you will be contacted by a Community Relations representative and learn the status of your request: declined, pending or accepted. Due to the high volume of requests, please allow 2 – 4 weeks for a response.

    If your request is accepted, it has been accepted according to the information provided in the Community Appearance Request form you submitted. If changes are made after this acceptance, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate the changes.

    If for any reason we need to cancel an appearance, we will do our best to offer a strong alternate speaker to ensure the success of your event. We will notify your organization as soon as we are aware of an unavoidable conflict.

    Thank you for your interest in and support of the Seattle Sonics & Storm!