Here’s a cool event the OKC Barons are taking part in for Special Olympics. These guys and gals have a beautiful place in our lives. Work done with Special Olympians and people with disabilities is beyond heroic; it is life affirming and spirit charging and connects us to beautiful people. You can see some of my daughter’s work at Camp Summit here.
Below is the press release from the Barons…
Oklahoma City – The second session of the Oklahoma City Barons program with Special Olympics called “Barons Buddies” will take place January 25 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the AMF Sunny Lanes bowling alley in Del City, the team’s front office announced today.
The Barons Buddies program allows a family involved with Special Olympics Oklahoma to be “adopted” by a player on the Barons roster. The first session of the program was November 25 when the players hosted the Special Olympics athletes at the Cox Convention Center. The athletes and their families received a tour of the locker room as well as played games with the Barons players. “The Barons Buddies program was designed to improve the relationship between the team and select families from Special Olympics Oklahoma,” said Prodigal CEO Bob Funk Jr. “The first event last November was one of the most touching events I’ve been a part of. The bond that was created between our Barons family and the families of the Special Olympics athletes was truly special.”
“Special Olympics Oklahoma is honored to be part of the new Barons Buddies program,” said Development Director Derek Cain. “The Barons Buddies program is a great example of how the Barons are truly wanting to make a difference in the life’s of individuals with intellectual disabilities.”
The Barons are on the road for three games this weekend. Thursday and Friday, they are in Rochester, N.Y. to take on the Americans. They wrap up the three-game trip with a stop in Cleveland to take on the Lake Erie Monsters. All three games can be heard on the Barons flagship station, 96.1 KXY.