OKC Thunder To Host Food Drive Before Sunday's Game

Saturday, November 10th 2012, 3:33 pm
By: News 9

The Oklahoma City Thunder will host a food drive before the Thunder vs. Cleveland Cavaliers game on Sunday.

The Thunder is taking part in Governor Mary Fallin's "Feeding Oklahoma Food and Fund Drive." Thunder fans attending the game are encouraged to drop off donations before the game.

Thunder officials say fans can donate non-perishable food items, such as canned goods, peanut butter and pasta, before the game to either of two tents on Reno Ave., stationed near the northwest and northeast entrances of Chesapeake Energy Arena. Volunteers will begin collecting items at 3 p.m.

The donation drive will kick off the team's annual Holiday Assist initiative. All donations will benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

"The Thunder has enjoyed tremendous support from our community, and, especially as we approach the winter months and the holiday season, we are inspired to give back to benefit those in need around us," said Dan Mahoney, vice president of Community Relations for the Thunder.

Fans who donate to the drive can enter a raffle to win Thunder prizes, including team-signed balls, player-autographed shoes and tickets to an upcoming Thunder home game. The donation drive will conclude when the game tips off at 6 p.m.

Homeland will match the donations that the Thunder collects on Sunday, doubling the impact of each fan's contribution to battling hunger.