|Updated: 9/13/2012 4:42 pm
||Published: 9/13/2012 4:41 pm
The Oklahoma City Thunder will give Green Country fans the first preview of their 2012-13 team during the annual Blue and White Scrimmage at 6pm on Thursday, Oct. 18.
The scrimmage will take place at the SpiritBank Event Center, which serves as the new home of the Tulsa 66ers, the NBA Developmental League affiliate of the Thunder.
In addition to an all-team scrimmage, the open practice will include many Thunder game-night features, such as Rumble, the Thunder Girls, the Storm Chasers dunk team, Thunder Drummers and more. Fans will also be able to enjoy spirit stations and gear up at the Thunder merchandise trailer.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to continue the tradition of our Blue and White Scrimmage by taking it to Bixby this fall,” said Thunder Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. “This year’s scrimmage not only allows the organization to continue to extend our reach to fans throughout the state of Oklahoma, it also gives us a chance to illustrate our integration with and commitment to the Tulsa 66ers as part of the Thunder program by holding the game at their new home, the SpiritBank Event Center.”
Starting with the 2012-13 season, the Tulsa 66ers will play all their home games at the Bixby arena. The team believes the Blue and White Scrimmage will build on the excitement fans in the Tulsa area already have for NBA basketball and will reinforce the strong connection between the Thunder and the 66ers.
The next night, on Oct. 19, the Thunder will take on the Phoenix Suns in a preseason game in Tulsa. That game will be held at the BOK Center and will tip off at 7 p.m.
A training-camp tradition, the Blue and White Scrimmage offers a chance for the Thunder to connect with Oklahoma communities, bringing the excitement of Thunder Basketball to fans across the state. Previous events have been held in Bethany, Yukon and Midwest City.
All Tulsa 66ers ticket package holders will receive first access to the Blue and White Scrimmage. For more information on how to attend, fans are advised to call 918.585.8444 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.