Made in Washington is thrilled to bring you a special collaboration between former NBA player Slick Watts (Sonics #13) and Glass Eye Studio.
HAND BLOWN GLASS ORNAMENT — LIMITED EDITION
Basketball hero Donald "Slick" Watts has always embodied what the Sonics mean to Seattle. A point guard on the team from 1973-1978, Slick became an all-star and leader both on and off the court. He was the first player in the NBA to lead the league in assists and steals in one year and was awarded the NBA’s J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award for his service in the community in 1976.
Picking up his nickname when he was one of the first players to shave his head - unusual at the time - the man with the headband is a true Seattle legend. Glass Eye's newest handblown ornament pays homage to him, his incredibly easy-going personality, and the way he famously wore his headband off-center.
After 40 years of service in the Seattle Public School District, Slick is now enjoying retirement while continuing to give back. He is focusing exclusively on community-based projects and helping uplift non-profits and foundations.
To help with this pursuit, $5 from each ornament sold will go to support The Watts Foundation, whose mission is to support youth in need through scholarships to cover out-of-school time activities including team and camp participation, mentorships, academic support, community service & building activities...BECAUSE EVERY CHILD DESERVES AN OPPORTUNITY!
Approximately 3" diameter
Handmade in the Seattle Glass Eye Studio
Ornament comes with real mini headband
Boxes are numbered 1/1000 - 1000/1000
HURRY DON'T MISS OUT — this is a VERY limited edition release. Only 1,000 are being made — Made In Washington has been able to secure some of the first out of the hotshop for our customers. And, as an extra special part of the Made In Washington offering – we have secured a limited # of the boxes they come in to be hand-signed by Slick Watts!