Thunder's Rain Drops Auditions to be Held Saturday, Aug. 28

Oklahoma City, Aug. 23 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will hold open auditions Saturday, Aug. 28, for its junior hip-hop squad, the Rain Drops. Girls and boys between the ages of 7 to 12 who love to dance and want to be part of Thunder excitement are encouraged to audition at the Ford Center tryouts, which begin that Saturday at 9 a.m.

“The Rain Drops are a key part of the Thunder commitment to family entertainment,” said Thunder Events & Entertainment Director John Leach. “It’s also a fun way for children to participate in the excitement and enthusiasm of Thunder Basketball.”

There are 15 slots to fill on the Rain Drops, who are presented by Trochta's Flowers & Greenhouses. Registrations forms are available for download at http://www.nba.com/thunder/media/RainDropsApp_1011.pdf. Applicants at the audition are encouraged to bring something to eat and drink.

WHAT: Rain Drops audition

WHERE: Ford Center

WHEN: 9 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28

Other Thunder News:

· A team of Thunder Girls are in Taiwan this week for 2010 NBA Madness, a tour combining outdoor tournaments with pick-up games and various basketball elements. Fans can follow the Thunder Girls’ trip at THUNDER.NBA.COM or their Facebook page at facebook.com/thundergirls,

· Tickets are now on sale for the Thunder’s Oct. 12 preseason game in Tulsa against the Memphis Grizzlies. For tickets, go to www.bokcenter.com or call1-866-7-BOK-CTR. It marks the Thunder’s third annual preseason trip to the BOK Center.

· Open auditions for the Thunder Drummers will be held at 7 pm Wednesday, Aug. 25, at the ACM@UCO Performance Lab in downtown Oklahoma City. For more information, go to THUNDER.NBA.COM.