BARONS TO WEAR ONE-OF-A-KIND JERSEYS ON FEBRUARY 1; WILL BE AUCTIONED AFTER THE GAME
By Josh Evans, OKC Barons
The Oklahoma City Barons are wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys for their game February 1 against the Charlotte Checkers. The jerseys will be available for bids in a live auction immediately following that game.
For the third straight season the Barons have partnered with Special Olympics Oklahoma in a program called Barons Buddies. Each Barons player adopts a Special Olympics athlete for the duration of the season. The team and athlete meet on three occasions during the season to form a permanent bond.
In late October, the athletes met their Barons Buddies at the Cox Convention Center for a night of games and a tour of the locker room. Last week, the Barons and their Buddies met for a round of bowling. Each Barons Buddy was invited to the game on February 1. The program concludes near the end of the season with a pizza party.
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 Barons finish a three-game road trip with games in Milwaukee on Friday night and Rockford on Saturday. Both games faceoff at 7 p.m. and 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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