It was a memorable night at the BOK Center in Tulsa on Friday. The sellout crowd of 18,233 watched the Thunder defeat the Phoenix Suns in a preseason game.
The best news came later in the evening when we counted the cash that came in during a special “pass the bucket ” effort for Folds of Honor, a Tulsa-based foundation providing scholarships to families of soldiers killed or wounded in action.
Foundation founder Maj. Dan Rooney introduced the crowd to one family already benefitting from the program. The fans were called on to help and the Thunder Cares buckets made their way through the arena.
The final count? Thunder fans gave $25,000! Combine that with a $10,000 donation from the Thunder and the Folds of Honor Foundation will be able to fund seven scholarships.
Thank you Tulsa!
Learn more about the Folds of Honor Foundation at their website here.