One thing I’m realizing about the off-season is that it’s much easier to forget exactly how great our fans are.
Don’t get me wrong – we always have our fans on our minds, and we are always looking for new ways to make every encounter you have with the Thunder just that much better.
But without the constant game schedule bringing 18,203 of you in front of us every week, with the sea of Thunder blue sending waves of cheers throughout the arena, it’s not as often that we’re struck by the passion and the wonderful spirit our fans bring to the Thunder.
This week has been a little different, thanks to two contests that just ended.
The “Red, White and Thunder Blue” promotion asked fans to send in photos of their Fourth of July celebrations. We had a wonderful response from fans who wove the Thunder spirit into their family and community celebrations. As excited as many were about the contest, though, I have a feeling a lot of the folks who sent in entries would have been in Thunder blue over the July Fourth weekend no matter what. So many fans really understand that they’re part of the Thunder family, and invite the Thunder into their families on a daily basis. Read more about the winners here, and look below to see some pictures from all our fans.
We also ran a contest asking our fans to take their Thunder pride with them on vacation this summer. We awarded a Rumble doll to ten winners, who will be taking pictures of their Rumbles around the globe.
Several of the stories we received asking for something as simple as a vacation plan gave me goosebumps.
Many of you are going to incredible lengths to create special experiences for your families, to serve your country, to help your neighbor (and everyone’s your neighbor) or to reaffirm lifelong friendships. Your stories serve as a great reminder that the Thunder and our fans share the common thread of caring about our community, and I’m excited to see – and to share – where you take Rumble this summer.
When we say the Thunder cares, we mean about all of you – and we mean all of you. You reaffirm and reinforce the idea of the “Thunder Family” every day, and we strive to do the same.
- Karina Henderson