This episode gives you a behind the scenes look at the life and impact off the court of the first coach to deliver Seattle a professional sports championship. You will hear from Hall of Fame Sonics player and coach Lenny Wilkens about his upbringing and his motivation to help his community through the Lenny Wilkens Foundation for Children.
You will also hear from Dr. Ben Danielson of the Odessa Brown Clinic as he shares personal stories of how Lenny Wilkens has affected his life and the lives of the children he serves.
The episode continues our exploration of what a return of the Sonics could mean to Seattle. But much more than that, it provides a story of the difference one person can make in the lives around them. A story that will hopefully inspire others in our community.
In this episode, host Jeff Shulman calls upon listeners to “Live Like Lenny.” If you have time to do something good for the community, snap a picture and share on social media using #LiveLikeLenny.
Whether it is bringing food to a food bank, bringing clothes, blankets or supplies to a shelter, cleaning trash from a public space, or volunteering with a religious or secular organization, listeners are asked to show the ripple effect our positive role models can have on our community.