BARONS FANS RAISE $26,850 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons on 02/03/2013
Oklahoma City Barons fans were treated to a 7-3 win over the Charlotte Checkers. Following the game, the fans treated Special Olympics Oklahoma.
The Barons wore one-of-a-kind jerseys in their Friday night contest against Charlotte. Jonathan Cheechoo tied a franchise record with five points…but that wasn’t the story. Following the game, the Barons one-of-a-kind jerseys were available for bids in a live auction.
Barons fans didn’t disappoint. Fans contributed $26,850 to benefit the program. All proceeds from the auction benefit the Barons Buddies program with Special Olympics Oklahoma. Over the last two seasons, fans have donated over $50,000 to the Barons Buddies program and Special Olympics Oklahoma.
Beginning Monday, fans can bid on the one-of-a-kind Barons jerseys for Jordan Eberle, Taylor Hall, Justin Schultz and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. Check the Barons website or the Barons Facebook page, for information about placing bids on the Barons Special Olympics jerseys for those four players. All four skated with the Barons during the NHL work stoppage. Proceeds from the auction benefit Special Olympics Oklahoma.
The Barons return to action next weekend with two home games against the Grand Rapids Griffins. Friday is Concession Specials night with $1 hot dogs and $2 draft beers until 8 p.m. Saturday is another Drive Away Every Saturday where one lucky fan leaves the Barons game with a new car. Faceoff for both games is 7 p.m. at the Cox Convention Center. Both games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.
A variety of ticket packages are available to meet every individual or group need. Packages ranging from 7-game and 11-game packs to Full Season Seats are available. Call the Barons’ front office at 405-232-4625 for information on group outings, Season Seats and other ticket packages.
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