Thunder Kids Club Celebrates Milestone of 1000th Member

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 3, 2010 – The Thunder’s youngest fans still have time to join the Thunder Kids Club before its premier celebration Saturday, March 27, at Science Museum Oklahoma. That afternoon family-oriented event will give Club Members a chance to explore the interactive, hands-on museum and meet Thunder players, Thunder Girls and Rumble the Bison.

Open to children from ages 4 to 14, the Kids Club continues to grow in scale and popularity. On Feb. 28, the Club marked a milestone with the registration of its 1,000th member, 4-year-old Laci Wright of Oklahoma City. To celebrate the occasion, Laci received four courtside seats to the March 28 Thunder vs. Portland game, an autographed photo of Russell Westbrook, a Thunder hat and loads of other merchandise.

“The Thunder Kids Club is a unique and fun way for our youngest fans to experience the excitement and sense of community that is Thunder basketball,” said Kelly McKeown, Thunder director of marketing and brand management. “We are delighted to have our 1,000th Kids Club member and look forward to welcoming even more members over the coming months and years.”

Kids Club members receive a complimentary pass to Science Museum Oklahoma for Saturday, March 27, when Thunder players and Rumble will help children with the interactive exhibits.

Each Kids Club membership also includes:
  • One complimentary ticket to a Thunder home game

  • Limited edition Rumble bobblehead

  • Autographed picture of Rumble

  • Thunder-branded school supplies, bracelet, cinch sack and more

In addition, Kid Club members will a 20-percent discount off registration fees for the upcoming Thunder Youth Basketball Spring Break Camp. That five-day event begins Monday, March 15, and is designed to help aspiring hoopsters hone fundamental basketball skills while learning the importance of sportsmanship, teamwork and physical fitness. More camps will be scheduled throughout the summer. For registration or more information, visit thunder.nba.com.

Thunder Kids Club memberships are available for purchase at Thunder Shop at Leadership Square, Thunder Shop at the Ford Center and all Homeland stores. Registration is also available online at thunder.nba.com.