Ginger Ackerley, the founder and former chairwoman of the WNBA Seattle Storm, died Friday at her home in Seattle. She was 79.
Ginger Ackerley, who with her late husband Barry owned the Seattle SuperSonics for 18 years, died Friday at her home in Seattle. She was 79. Mrs. Ackerley had been battling ovarian cancer for over six years.
She was the founder and former chairwoman of the WNBA Seattle Storm. Mrs. Ackerley in 2016 received the Seattle Sports Commission’s Paul G. Allen Award given to an individual who has made a significant or compelling philanthropic contribution.
She was the winner of several lifetime achievement awards, including The Washington Anti Defamation League and The Corporate Council for the Arts.
Donovan Neuls scored two goals to lead the Seattle Thunderbirds to a 6-4 victory over the host Kelowna Rockets. The T-birds (19-14-4-1) have a four-game win streak and points in their past seven games.
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Matthew Wedman, Zack Andrusiak and Jarret Tyszka each had two assists in the game. Seattle goalie Liam Hughes had 26 saves.
The T-birds play the Spokane Chiefs on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at ShoWare Center in Kent.
• Griffen Outhouse made 38 saves as the host Victoria Royals shut out the Everett Silvertips 5-0.
Braydon Buziak, Matthew Phillips and Dante Hannoun each had a goal and an assist for Victoria. Everett (23-15-1-1) hosts the Portland Winterhawks on Saturday night at 7:05 at Angel of the Winds Arena.
Washington’s spring schedule begins with a matchup against the National Women’s Soccer League’s Seattle Reign on March 8 at 6:30 p.m. at Husky Soccer Stadium. The Huskies have six games on their spring schedule and will also head to Japan during spring break.