By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 10/16/2012


The Oklahoma City Barons program called “Barons Buddies” begins its second season on Tuesday, October 16 at the Cox Convention Center. The event will take place in the Exhibit Halls E & 3 near the southwest corner of the Cox Convention Center from 6 – 8:30 p.m.
The Barons Buddies program allows a family involved with Special Olympics Oklahoma to be “adopted” by a player on the Barons roster. The team hosts a series of events during the season that brings the families together for a fun night with their adopted player. In addition to participating in the three events, the families are invited to the Barons home game February 1 against the Charlotte Checkers.
Last season, the Barons and Special Olympics created memories for 20 athletes and their families and raised over $25,000 in the process via the team wearing and auctioning one-of-a-kind jerseys.

The first of the series of events is tomorrow night. The families have the opportunity to meet the players at the Cox Convention Center for a night of games. The second night in January is a bowling outing and the third night is an off-site pizza party near the end of the Barons regular season.

The Barons return to practice this week at the Cox Convention Center in preparation for their home opener this Friday against San Antonio. A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Multiple-game packs, Flex Packs and Full Season Seat options are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.

One lucky fan will leave the game Friday night with a brand new Dodge Challenger from the Barons. That marks the first of 12 nights when a luck y Barons fan will win a brand new car.

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