Thunder Girls Receive Fourth Invitation to Perform Internationally

Team to represent OKC and the NBA in China

Oklahoma City, Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Six members of the Thunder Girls have been invited to participate in the 2012 Guangdong Mobile Tour throughout China, the Thunder announced today. The tour is a grassroots NBA event combining outdoor tournaments with fan events and interactive basketball elements.

It is the fourth consecutive year the Thunder Girls has been selected to represent Oklahoma and the NBA during an international tour. The Thunder Girls will be one of five NBA teams represented at the event. Team members scheduled to join the tour include veterans LaTeshia, Jada, Shereka, Jessica, Kelsey, Sarah and Dance Team Manager and Chorographer Paige Carter.

“It’s an honor to be selected by the NBA and have the opportunity to showcase the Thunder spirit worldwide,” said Carter. “This is the appearance of a lifetime and we are proud to represent Oklahoma.”

The team is scheduled to leave Oklahoma City on Thursday, Aug. 8 and will return to the States on Sunday, Aug. 19. Their schedule includes sponsorship events, performances and photo opportunities with fans.

In 2009 Thunder Girls were selected to attend the London 5 United Tour, in 2010 they were invited to NBA Madness in Taiwan and last summer they headed to the NBA Lenovo Pavilion Tour in China.

Fans can look for updates and pictures of the tour on THUNDER.NBA.COM or follow the Thunder Girls on Facebook (facebook.com/thundergirls) and Twitter (@thundergirls). The 2012-13 Thunder Girls are sponsored by Riverwind Casino.