Originally posted on Next Impulse Sports  |  Last updated 10/14/13

Many have forgotten about the devastating tornado that ravaged Moore, Oklahoma last May, but the Oklahoma City Thunder have not forgot. The Thunder will rebuild the outdoor basketball courts at three schools destroyed by the EF5 tornado. The Thunder announced it’s plans to build brand new courts at Briarwood Elementary, Plaza Towers Elementary and Highland East Junior High School before their Blue and White Scrimmage at Westmoore High School. Thunder’s vice president of corporate communications and community relations Dan Mahoney: When the community lost these schools, they lost more than a place of learning for their children. The school facilities, including the basketball courts, served as the heart of these neighborhoods, and we are pleased and proud to be a part of restoring these communities. We made the commitment from the day the storms began to hold nothing back in responding to these communities’ needs. But we have also committed to be a part of the long-term rebuilding process.” Tremendous gesture by the Thunder to help their communities in need right in their backyard. Article found on: Next Impulse Sports

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