The Emerald City gears up for Seattle Storm parade Sunday
SEATTLE -- The Emerald City will celebrate the Seattle Storm with a big parade Sunday. It starts at 1 p.m. at the Space Needle, and you can bet, the fans will show up in full force.
"Seattle is amazing when it comes to their support of the Storm and the WNBA," said Storm's Sue Bird.
That means a lot to Storm players like Guard Noelle Quinn.
"I'm most looking forward to the fans. The Storm crazies as I call them," Quinn said.
For Quinn and the entire team, taking home the 2018 WNBA Championship title is a dream come true.
"It's very cool to see," Quinn said.
It's an honor they hope will inspire other young athletes, especially young girls.
"We have a platform. It's important to speak up and be strong and show that you can be superheroes," Quinn said.
Z-Girls is especially proud of the Seattle Storm and its big win.
The non-profit mentorship program was started by Olympic and NCAA athletes to teach girls how to succeed in sports and life. They've worked closely with Bird on several programs.
Z-Girls says seeing Bird and the Seattle Storm take home the championship title paves the way for the success of many more young athletes.
"The amazing thing about sports is that it illustrates what's going on around our community. Women are taking charge, taking their power and running with it," Bianca Perry with Z-Girls said.
"We're role models. I think it's very cool they're excited. Because they can one day be here and in turn, help other little girls...so it's like a cycle," Quinn said.
As for the Storm and the big championship parade and rally this Sunday...
"I'm excited to see what it's going to be like," Bird said.