Thank You OKC Barons!
February 28, 2014
Special Olympics Night
Barons auctioned Barons Buddies jerseys to raise funds for Special Olympics Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma City Barons have been longtime supporters of Special Olympics Oklahoma. In 2011, they started the Barons Buddies program. This program pairs members of the Oklahoma City Barons hockey team with select athletes and their families from Special Olympics Oklahoma. A Barons player and Special Olympics athlete participate in a series of social events over the course of the season to raise awareness about Special Olympics and lasting relationships between the Barons organization and Special Olympics Oklahoma. Previous activities included a tour of the Barons locker room, a bowling activity, a hockey game and an end of season pizza party. The response from both the Barons players and Special Olympics participants has been phenomenal. These athletes have formed life-long friendships. Click here to watch a video.
The 2013-14 Barons Buddies Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes have been selected. Barons Buddies will include seven events over the course of 2013-14 hockey season.
2014 Barons Buddies Events:
January 15 - Bowling Event
February 28 - Special Olympics Night & Jersey Night
April 3 - Arcade, Putt-Putt and Games at Family Fun Center
Deadline for Barons Buddies 2014-15 application is OCTOBER 1, 2014
Fun at the first 2014 Barons Buddies event in November!
Oklahoma City Barons hosted their last event of the season last night, March 20, 2013 at Andy Alligators. Photos by Steven Christy.
Alex Plante and his Special Olympics Barons Buddy Macey go for a Go Kart ride.