Sefolosha Adds to Family's Grocery Shopping Experience

On Monday, Angela and Jason Clark went to a local Oklahoma City Homeland to shop for their family’s groceries. Like most shopping trips in the past, the Clarks arrived with grocery list in hand and their three children -- Caleb, Lindsay and Jason Jr.

However, this time, 6-foot-7 Thunder guard Thabo Sefolosha would be joining them. And this time, the entire bill would be paid for by the Oklahoma City Thunder Community Foundation and Homeland.

Sefolosha joined the family of five after practice and lent a hand to the Clarks while they spent the afternoon shopping up and down the aisles of Homeland on Northwest Expressway. The family was nominated for the event and was awarded a $500 shopping spree, courtesy of the Thunder and Homeland.

“We had a wonderful teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School who nominated us for something awesome, and we’re out here with Thabo Sefolosha getting some groceries,” Angela said.

The family packed carts with daily food items such as sandwich bread, ground beef and milk in addition to tradition holiday items that included a turkey and stuffing. At the checkout line, the Clark boys ran back for a forgotten favorite, a jar of pickles.

“The walking and shopping was fun, my favorite thing was PANCAKES,” exclaimed 8-year-old Jason Jr.

At the conclusion of the shopping spree, Sefolosha surprised the Clarks with a $500 Homeland gift card to use for more groceries at a later time. He also signed Thunder pennants for them and player cards.

“It feels great doing this, just to go down the aisles, it’s like I’m doing this for my family," Sefolosha said. "I love to be able to give back to the community like this. They do so much for the team and everything, it’s always fun when we can give back."

Monday’s Homeland shopping spree is the first of four scheduled for the 2010-11 season. Last year, the Thunder also partnered with Homeland to give away four family shopping sprees.