Phillips Murrah presents Blocks for Bucks donation to Thunder Cares Foundation for 2020 season

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From left: Erin Oldfield, Dave Rhea, Byrona Maule, Melissa Gardner, WIll Syring

A Thunder Season to Remember!

The 2019-2020 NBA season has finally come to an end for the Oklahoma City Thunder, and what a wild ride it’s been! The perseverance of our home team has been as admirable as their skills on the hardwood.

As with the previous three years, the end of the season coincides with Phillips Murrah’s Blocks for Bucks donation to the Thunder Cares Foundation. This season, Phillips Murrah is donating $18,700.

The video featured below includes Phillips Murrah Director Josh Edwards and Oklahoma City Thunder Director of Community Relations Erin Oldfield talking about how our Blocks for Bucks campaign directly benefits the community through Thunder Cares.

Click on the video player above to start the 2020 Blocks for Bucks video. (Courtesy of the Oklahoma City Thunder)

What is Blocks for Bucks?

Chris Paul on offense against the Orlando MagicBlocks for Bucks began in November of 2017, when Phillips Murrah initiated our corporate partnership with the Thunder organization. Helping to improve the community is at the heart of our Firm’s mission, and attorneys and staff at Phillips Murrah are huge Thunder fans. So, the prospect of benefiting the work of Thunder Cares while recognizing our home team’s accomplishments in blocking shots with this exciting and entertaining campaign was irresistible.

The premise of Blocks for Bucks is simple: For each blocked shot that the Thunder forces at home games during the regular season, Phillips Murrah donates $100 to Thunder Cares. As the Thunder team racks up blocks throughout the season, video highlights are posted at the Blocks for Bucks page on the Thunder’s website, along with a blocks counter and a running donation amount tally.

“Our partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder accomplishes two goals,” explained Dave Rhea, Marketing Director at Phillips Murrah. “One, we love supporting the Thunder team, and it’s a delight to have our brand associated with such a celebrated organization. Two, through this partnership, we’re able to help fund the good works that Thunder Cares does, which fits perfectly with our commitment to the community.”

In the Bubble

On the slideshow below, click the arrows (desktop) or swipe horizontally (mobile devices) to view images from inside “The Bubble” in Orlando, FL, where the NBA finished the season after the COVID-19 forced the league to postpone in-arena games. (Courtesy of the Oklahoma City Thunder)