Thunder Launches Fifth Black History Heroes Challenge

OKLAHOMA CITY, Wednesday, Jan. 2 – The Oklahoma City Thunder invites Oklahoma students to take part in its fifth annual Black History Heroes Challenge, presented by Sprite. The contest will remain open through Tuesday, Feb. 5.

Students throughout Oklahoma in kindergarten through 12th grade can enter the contest by submitting an essay or visual arts piece portraying an outstanding individual in black history or an impactful African-American in their life. Entrants are encouraged to employ creativity in their entries, including photography, music, video, art or writing.

Winners in each of five age groups will receive a Thunder prize pack, including four tickets to the Thunder vs. New Orleans Hornets home game on Feb. 27, recognition at center court prior to the game, an autographed Thunder item and an award plaque. Select entries will be displayed on the concourse at Chesapeake Energy Arena during the Feb. 27 game.

All entries must be postmarked by Feb. 1 and must be received at the Thunder office by 5 p.m. on Feb. 5.

For more information, including an entry form, visit THUNDER.NBA.COM.