Our community programs are all, in one way or another, driven by our fans. Whether it’s a heartwarming story that leads us to reach out to an organization or the funds raised for the Thunder Cares Foundation through our in-game auctions, we could not touch so many lives across the state without you.
That’s why it is so appropriate that this year’s Holiday Assist initiative, presented by Cox, would begin with an event that calls upon our fans to give directly to a cause.
As fans entered tonight’s game against the Cavaliers, they were asked to bring donations for the Thunder food drive. To maximize the impact of each donation, we partnered with a few other organizations, including Gov. Fallin’s “Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive,” the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Homeland, who offered to match every contribution.
Through those partners and your generosity, nearly 4,000 Oklahomans will get a much-needed meal going into this holiday season. With Homeland’s match, we collected 5,000 pounds of food tonight – two and a half tons – that will reach those in need during a season when we all feel particularly called by the spirit of giving.
We are constantly humbled by the willingness of our fans to rise to the occasion when asked to help a neighbor, and tonight we thank all those fans who keep us in that state of being.
If you would like to make a contribution to the Regional Food Bank through Gov. Fallin’s initiative, please click here.
- Karina Henderson