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Jayda Evans covers college and pro women's basketball. While its her first year on the Washington beat, she has covered the Storm since its inception. She'll offer observations, critiques, occasional off-beat tales and answers to select e-mail inquires. Evans also has written a book on the Storm and women's hoops, called "Game On!"

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June 19, 2008 12:29 PM

Storm to host clinic

Posted by Jayda Evans

Storm F Shyra Ely will host a basketball clinic on June 28. Here are the details directly from the team:

Storm player and coach to teach fundamentals and team play at Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club

SEATTLE, Thursday June 19, 2008 -- The Seattle Storm, the Boys and Girls Clubs and Allstate Insurance will host a youth basketball clinic for youth ages 7 -- 15 on Saturday, June 28, 2008. Led by Storm forward Shyra Ely and assistant coach Shelly Patterson, participants will learn the same drills Storm players use during their practices including shooting, ball-handling, defense and team play. They will focus on fundamentals of the game and the importance of having fun while on the court.

Following the clinic Ely and Patterson, the team will host a Q&A and autograph session where participants can learn more about how these positive role models achieved the success they enjoy today.

WHEN: Saturday, June 28, 2008

3 p.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club

12400 80th Avenue South

Seattle, WA 98178

COST: Free of charge

Pre-registration is encouraged and participants should arrive at least 15 minutes early. For more information regarding pre-registration, contact the Renton/Skyway Boys and Girls Club at (206) 436-1920.

About the Seattle Storm: The Seattle Storm is one of seven independently owned teams in the WNBA, the world's preeminent women's professional basketball league. Established in 2000, the Storm is committed to bringing outstanding professional basketball to a diverse and rapidly growing fan base. The team also plays an active role in promoting literacy, health and fitness, support for women and girls and youth basketball in local communities.

About Allstate: The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer. Widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate" slogan, Allstate helps individuals in approximately 17 million households protect what they have today and better prepare for tomorrow through approximately 14,800 exclusive agencies and financial representatives in the U.S. and Canada. Customers can access Allstate products and services such as auto insurance and homeowners insurance through Allstate agencies, or in select states at and 1-800 Allstate. Encompass and Deerbrook Insurance brand property and casualty products are sold exclusively through independent agents. The Allstate Financial Group provides life insurance, supplemental accident and health insurance, annuity, banking and retirement products designed for individual, institutional and worksite customers that are distributed through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, financial institutions and broker-dealers.

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