Seattle Growth Podcast 2.6: the Sonics’ influence on Seattle’s poor, sick or struggling

Though Seattle’s economy has grown dramatically, there are still many residents in need. What could the return of the Seattle Supersonics mean to the region’s less fortunate residents?

Episode 6 of the Seattle Growth Podcast, season 2, considers the potential for new philanthropy with the return of the Sonics, through the lens of the influential Detlef Schrempf Foundation.

Three-time NBA All-Star and two-time Sixth Man of the Year Detlef Schrempf discusses his motivations for establishing the foundation which focuses on the local community, and what future team owners and players can learn from his experience. Executive director Nicole Morrison speaks to the foundation’s contributions to the Seattle community over the years. And Lauren Henry attests to the benefit she received from the Schrempf Foundation via its support of the Inspire Youth Project and its Camp Rise ‘n Shine.


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The Seattle Growth Podcast is hosted and produced by Jeff Shulman, an associate professor of marketing and the Marion B. Ingersoll Professor at the UW Foster School of Business.