One drawing. 100 prints.
100% of proceeds donated to charity.
in memory of
Although I worked with many incredible people at the Sonics, Pete Winemiller might just be the most remarkable.
He worked for the NBA for 21 years, spending the majority of that time in Seattle as the SVP of Guest Relations. If you ever attended a Sonics game then chances are that you crossed paths with Pete.
One of Pete’s missions was to make sure every guest at every game was treated respectfully and had the best possible experience.
His training programs and guest relations philosophies will continue to shape the staff of all NBA teams, and the NBA recently created an award in his name to recognize excellence in guest relations.
Simply put, Pete cared about people.
I personally experienced this during my time with the Sonics (watching him interact with staff, fans, etc), as well as in my own life. Even after the team relocated to OKC (Pete stayed with the team), Pete and I continued to stay in touch.
Over the next several years, when Pete visited Seattle, we’d connect for lunch – something I always looked forward to. He’d always ask how I was doing, how’s my family, and how could he help.
And that was essentially Pete: always concerned about the well-being of others, and always the first in line to help.
Unfortunately, Pete lost his battle with Lymphoma last March.
So, to honor Pete and his contributions to Seattle and beyond, we needed to do something special.
I’m excited to team up with many of my Sonics co-workers as well as “Mr. Sonic” himself, Nate McMillan, to raise money for an incredibly important cause: to help find cures for blood cancers and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.
Nate and I are going to sign and number only 100 prints, and we want these to sell out fast so they’ll be available for only $100.
The best part:
***100% OF PROCEEDS WILL BE DONATED TO***
On behalf of my Sonics co-workers, we hope you’ll join us and support this important fundraiser to help save lives.
"When we have more than we need, we build a longer table... not a taller fence."— Keegan Hall (@KeeganHall) June 10, 2018
Congrats to my friend Gabriella for being named @LLSusa's "Woman of the Year" for raising over $34k!!
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Nate McMillan was drafted by the Sonics with the 30th pick in the 1986 draft, and spent his entire 12-year NBA career in Seattle. He played as the starting point guard position for the Sonics for most of his career, and still shares the NBA rookie record for assists in a single game with 25.
McMillan was known for his superb defense, leading the NBA in steals per game for the 1993–94 season and being named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team for the 1993–94 and 1994–95 seasons.
In the 1995–96 season, McMillan helped the Sonics reach the NBA Finals against the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls. McMillan’s Sonics were the only team to beat the Bulls three times that season (once in the regular season and twice in the playoffs).
Known as “Mr. Sonic” for his 19 years of service to the team, his No. 10 jersey was retired by the Seattle SuperSonics.