Seattle Storm kicks off Women Build event in the highlands

May 5, 2010

By Warren Kagarise

NEW — 6 a.m. May 5, 2010

Seattle Storm players will kick off National Women Build Week on Wednesday at the Habitat for Humanity of East King County worksite in the Issaquah Highlands.

Storm players will volunteer, meet workers and greet Habitat homeowners and then, from 3:30-4 p.m., the WBNA players will offer a basketball clinic near the worksite.

Team CEO Karen Bryant, a Storm player and Habitat homeowner Lola Reyes will speak during the event. The event starts at 2 p.m.

Meanwhile, workers will gather at the highlands site, 2500 N.E. Magnolia St., Wednesday. Registration opens at 8:45 a.m. Teams will break for lunch at noon, and cleanup starts at 4 p.m.

Nationwide, Women Build projects helped construct more than 1,650 houses. Register before the events here.

Habitat representatives and families joined city officials last June to break ground for the new highlands development. The project should be completed within the next several months. The initial phase includes five duplexes will be available to house 10 families. Workers will complete another phase of the development by 2012.

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