Blue Alliance Spotlight - Lisa Warren

How did you get started as a Blue Alliance Captain?

I had become an active participant in the live chat during the games. Through that, I met Cindy Evans, who has since become the Ratliff City Captain. She had seen the information on how to apply and talked me in to applying as the Yukon Captain. I sent in an essay, as well as a picture of my husband and I with our grandson Lyndon at a Thunder game. What a thrill it was when I received that email that said I had been chosen! It's been the most amazing experience!

What got you hooked on the Thunder?

I had never been a basketball fan, but when the Hornets came to town my husband and I had the opportunity to attend a couple of games. It was so much fun, but I knew it was temporary as the team would be heading back to New Orleans. Soon the news came that OKC was going to get its very own team! My husband and I bought into season tickets for the first season and attended the inaugural game, and from that point on I was totally on board with NBA basketball. I've learned so much about basketball since the Thunder came to town! To experience actually being at a game ... priceless!

How many members do you have in your Blue Alliance Chapter?

I began with 30, and they were mostly family/friends that I added myself. Since that initial group the Yukon Blue Alliance has grown into a chapter of 225 loud and proud fans! I encourage everyone that joins to add other family/friends that are Thunder fans, unless they have a chapter in their own town. I have one member in Germany (who I also met through the live chat) that is a very faithful member. He has many Thunder items, and I have sent Thunder gifts for both of the babies he and his wife have had. TheThunder literally unites people all over the state, the country and the world!

What’s been your favorite moment as a Blue Alliance Captain?

So many moments to reflect on! I would say the first favorite moment was reading the email that I had been chosen as the Yukon Captain! I would follow that by saying that I have enjoyed spreading the Thunder spirit throughout Yukon, and in my workplace! I talk to people all the time about basketball, and when I do I encourage them to join my chapter. I really love hosting watch parties. I also have enjoyed each and every time our Captains group has gotten together! This is a fun group of fans, and I have developed many great friendships through Blue Alliance! I've also met many Thunder staff, and from the top down this is an amazing organization. I am proud to represent in Yukon!

What’s your top goal for your chapter this season?

I hope to continue to grow the membership in the Yukon chapter into the next season! I would also like to get my chapter more involved in our community. The Yukon chapter is dedicated to helping others in our city and to spreading the news about the Blue Alliance and Thunder.

How many pieces of Thunder gear do you own?

My collection of Thunder gear grows at a steady pace! I am always looking for Thunder stuff! Some I keep, and some I give away at my watch parties. I don't have an exact number, but I would guess about 100-125. This includes jackets, totes, T-shirts, piggy bank, flags, towels, scarves, wreath (on my door at work), Yukon BA Chapter banner, personalized Thunder tag on my car, blanket, shoes, necklaces, earrings, bracelets, watches (in all of the Thunder colors) and all the amazing things I received for being a Captain. I have many pieces of orange and blue clothing in my wardrobe that I wear to work on game days instead of T-shirts.

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