Thunder Launches Annual Green Week

Oklahoma City, Thursday, April 4 – The Oklahoma City Thunder today began its annual Green Week initiative, presented by Hertz, by announcing a partnership that will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

This week, Hertz is launching “Hertz 24/7 Give+Go,” a program that will provide donations to local charities when customers rent designated vehicles. Two “green” vehicles in the Hertz 24/7 fleet will be wrapped with Thunder colors and logos. Between now and the end of June, every time these cars are rented, the proceeds from the first hour of each rental will be donated to the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

“The Thunder is proud to partner with Hertz for this program which will not only model green practices, but will also benefit Oklahomans who are in need of assistance,” said Christine Berney, director of Community Relations with the Thunder.

A one-hour rental of these vehicles will provide up to 50 meals for Oklahoma families. The cars will be on display during Thunder Alley, the Thunder pregame festivities on Reno Ave., prior to the games on April 4 and 7.

Fans seeking to support this partnership can rent the Thunder vehicles from two Hertz 24/7 locations: 507 E. Ayers St. and 100 N. University Dr., both in Edmond. The cars will include a CNG-powered Honda Civic and a fuel-efficient Chevy Cruze, which gets up to 38 MPG highway.

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The Thunder presents its Green Week initiative as part of NBA Green Week 2013. In addition to the Hertz partnership, the Thunder will join all 30 NBA teams in wearing adidas Green Week shooting shirts made from 100 percent organic cotton. Official adidas NBA jerseys are made from 60 percent recycled materials.

For the April 7 game vs. the New York Knicks, the Thunder and Hertz will also provide fans in attendance with a fan bammer made from recycled materials and containing tips for fans to live and work green.