Oklahoma City, Monday, Aug. 4, 2014 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host the final round of auditions for the 2014-15 Thunder Girls on Thursday at Riverwind Casino starting at 7 p.m. Fans of all ages are invited to watch as 36 finalists compete for a spot on the dance team. Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m. The event will also be streamed live on the Thunder website, THUNDER.NBA.COM.

A panel of judges, including Joleen Chaney from News 9 and Joe “Blower” Garvey and Cody Hanson of Hinder will assist the Thunder staff in determining the final squad. The Thunder will announce the new team at the end of the evening.

Nearly 100 dancers participated in the open auditions, held on Saturday, Aug. 2. Judges narrowed the group down to 36 ladies for Thursday’s finals.

Further information on the Thunder Girls, including photos and videos from open auditions, is available online at THUNDER.NBA.COM.

The Thunder Girls are presented by Riverwind Casino. Members of the team make more than 200 appearances each year throughout the community and have served as ambassadors for the team at home and overseas.

THUNDER GIRLS FINALS*

WHAT: Thirty-six Thunder Girls finalists will compete for a spot on the 2014-15 Thunder Girls dance team

WHEN: Thursday, Aug. 7, at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.

WHERE: Riverwind Casino (in the Showplace Theatre)

1544 W. State Hwy. 9, Norman (I-35 & Hwy. 9)

Media note: Footage, interviews and photo opportunities will be available at the event. B-roll from open auditions can be made available upon request on our FTP site.