Expanded Partnership Makes Riverwind Casino Exclusive Presenter of the Thunder Girls

OKLAHOMA CITY, Tuesday, June 07, 2011 - Riverwind Casino will be the presenting sponsor of the Thunder Girls dance team for the 2011-12 season, it was announced today by the Oklahoma City Thunder and Riverwind. This is the newest element in the casino's expanded 2011-12 partnership with the Thunder.

"We're extremely proud to have Riverwind Casino as the presenting sponsor of the Thunder Girls," said Thunder Vice President of Business Development John Croley. "This has been a win-win partnership between the Thunder and Riverwind Casino since our first season in Oklahoma City. We feel privileged to have them in the Thunder family."

The partnership includes exclusive opportunities with the Thunder Girls dance team, which includes hosting the final round of Thunder Girls auditions. In addition, the agreement incorporates media and advertising opportunities, concourse signage and signage inside the Arena, in-game promotions, and other considerations.

"Our relationship with the Thunder has grown each season and we are proud to be the presenting sponsor of the Thunder Girls. This group of women is extremely talented, poised and confident; exactly something we want to be associated with. They are great ambassadors for the Thunder and Riverwind," said Jack Parkinson, General Manager of Riverwind Casino.

In 2009, Riverwind Casino was the site of the first NBA Draft Party in Oklahoma City. This season, fans are welcome to attend the Thunder Girls final auditions at Riverwind, which will be open to the public, on Thursday, Aug. 11.