Thunder rebuild basketball courts for Oklahoma tornado victims

Thunder rebuild basketball courts for Oklahoma tornado victims

Published Oct. 23, 2014 12:49 p.m. ET

There are three new courts in Moore, Okla. thanks to a donation from the Thunder and its foundation, "Thunder Cares."

Thunder players Serge Ibaka and Sebastian Telfair along with training camp invitees Michael Jenkins, Richard Solomon, Lance Thomas and Talib Zanna were in Moore on Wednesday to officially open three outdoor courts that were rebuilt after tornadoes wiped them out in May of 2013.

The Thunder made the announcement last October it was dedicating money to rebuild the courts at Briarwood Elementary, Plaza Towers and Highland East schools in Moore, which were destroyed in the 2013 tornado.

"Today is the culmination of our initial pledge to help the community and the citizens of Moore and surrounding areas as they have recovered and rebuilt following last year's storms," said Christine Berney, vice president of Community Relations for the Thunder. "We know that there are many families who remain part of the ongoing recovery, and we will continue to support them through our great community partners."


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