We’re welcoming a new WSB sponsor today – peace.love.basketball, the distinctive apparel (and online basketball community!) from Sonya Elliott‘s Full Court Design. (That’s Sonya and daughter Charli at left, in peace.love.basketball sweatshirts.) As always, new sponsors get to tell you about their businesses: Sonya started Full Court Design less than a year ago and says that she enjoys not only sharing her love of basketball but also meeting players, parents and coaches that “each have their own inspiring story. I meet teams that are dealing with adversity and their coaches want to share with them the positive message on our peace.love.basketball shirts, teams that are powerhouses and teams that are out on the court purely to have fun.” She’s also focused on environmental consciousness – the T-shirts are organic cotton; sweatshirts are organic cotton and recycled polyester. “Having this company also gives me a way to give back to the community in new ways, raising money for charities I believe in. We kicked off this season raising money for Hiawatha Community Center & the Healing Center and this month, for March Madness, 50% of profits will go to the Melissa Erickson Foundation in our MO vs. ALS promotion, to help the former UW basketball player’s fight against ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). … During the summer I run a Peace.Love.Basketball Summer Shooting Challenge where athletes can download a free shooting chart to track their shooting, and with registration they receive an encouraging note mid-summer and a T-shirt and sticker at the end of summer. … I really enjoy working with young kids and sharing my love of the game.” Sonya played at EWU, and is now a 14-year resident of West Seattle who coaches 2 basketball teams through Hiawatha Community Center, helps with Madison Middle School‘s basketball program, and coaches football through Alki Community Center. For more, go to peacelovebasketball.com (and on Facebook, “fan” peace.love.basketball here).
West Seattle, Washington