Back in the Arena! Back to the Blocks!
We are finally living in a post-NBA Bubble world! With the 2021-2022 season upon us, we are excited that Thunder fans can once again attend home games at the newly minted Paycom Center.
With the beginning of this year’s regular season, we are proud to resume Phillips Murrah’s popular Blocks for Bucks campaign, starting at the Oklahoma City Thunder’s first regular-season home game on October 24.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Phillips Murrah as we return to live Thunder Basketball and head into our fourth year of Blocks for Bucks,” said Will Syring, Vice President of Corporate Partnerships for the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Through Blocks for Bucks, Phillips Murrah has donated more than $50,000 to the Thunder Cares Foundation. We are excited to see how this total grows during the 2021-22 season.”
What is Blocks for Bucks?
Since Phillips Murrah attorneys and staff are big Thunder fans, we decided in 2017 to become an Oklahoma City Thunder Corporate Partner – and Blocks for Bucks was born!
To recognize our home team’s accomplishments in blocking shots, and to tie our promotions into supporting a great community cause, Phillips Murrah donates $100 to the Thunder Cares Foundation for each blocked shot that the Thunder forces at home games during the regular season. At the end of each regular season, Phillips Murrah presents a check for the total amount of the season’s Blocks donations.
Over four seasons of our Blocks for Bucks campaign, we have seen some monster blocks, like this classic from the 2019 season! (click video player below)
You can check in at the Thunder Cares Blocks For Bucks landing page on the OKC Thunder website throughout the season to see new Blocks highlight videos and a Blocks Counter that keeps a tally of blocks and a to-date donation total.
Thunder Cares, and so do we!
This is the fourth season of our Blocks for Bucks partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Since kicking off B4B in 2017, our Firm has donated a total of $56,000 to the Thunder Cares Foundation. This makes us extremely proud because they turn our donations into great programs for kids, such as the Thunder Book Bus/Read to Achieve literacy program and Thunder Fit fitness clinics for middle schoolers.
They also provide Thunder-themed basketball courts in parks, schools and community centers across the state of Oklahoma, as well as activity rooms at organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, City Rescue Mission and Positive Tomorrows.
Thunder Cares’ community outreach projects are focused on making a positive impact in our community, and we are proud to play a part in supporting them through our Blocks for Bucks partnership.
To view our 2020 video explaining more about Blocks for Bucks and our support of Thunder Cares, please click on the video player below: