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Phillips Murrah hits $10,000 milestone supporting OKC Thunder Blocks for Bucks

Phillips Murrah proudly announces we have reached the 100th block for the 2021-2022 season with our #BlocksforBucks campaign! The Oklahoma City Thunder shared an announcement about the milestone in the Thunder Insider newsletter.

thunder insider jan 14“Our Firm is proud to continue our support of the Thunder Cares Foundation through our Blocks For Bucks campaign,” said Phillips Murrah Marketing Director, Dave Rhea. “For each of these one hundred blocks, we’re adding one hundred bucks to the $56,000 total we’ve provided to Thunder Cares since we kicked off Blocks For Bucks in 2017.”

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.

 

 

All funds raised by Phillips Murrah’s OKC Thunder Blocks for Bucks campaign benefit the Thunder Cares Foundation. For more details and background on Blocks for Bucks, click on the link below:

 

Phillips Murrah continues OKC Thunder Blocks for Bucks partnership benefiting Thunder Cares Foundation

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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.

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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 CountyCity 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:

 

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

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.

OKC Thunder Phillips Murrah Blocks for Bucks campaign chalks up 100th block

OKC Thunder Phillips Murrah Blocks for Bucks hits 100 mark in season blocks

Phillips Murrah is proud to announce that we have reached the “Centennial” mark for this 2019-2020 season with our #BlocksforBucks campaign! Yesterday (Jan 8), The Oklahoma City Thunder posted to their social media accounts this statement:

100 blocks and counting… that equals a $10,000 donation thus far to the Thunder Cares Foundation!

For the third consecutive season, the law firm of Phillips Murrah is donating $100 to the Thunder Cares Foundation for every block the Thunder notches at home. Visit the #BlocksforBucks webpage to see some of the best blocks of the season and track their donations!
🎬 ➡️ https://www.nba.com/thunder/blocksforbucks

“The performance of OKC Thunder players and organization proves that, even with the loss of last season’s ‘celebrity’ players, this team is emblematic of our community as a whole – talented and resilient,” said Phillips Murrah Marketing Director Dave Rhea.

All funds raised by Phillips Murrah’s OKC Thunder Blocks for Bucks campaign benefit the Thunder Cares Foundation. For more details and background on Blocks for Bucks, click on the link below:

Blocks for Bucks: End-of-season check presentation to Thunder Cares for over $20,000!

Blocks for Bucks image(April 9, 2019) – Tonight is the final home game of the regular season, and that means it’s time, once again, to tally up the blocks and present a giant check (literally!)

Phillips Murrah Directors present Blocks for Bucks check.

Directors from Phillips Murrah present our Blocks for Bucks donation to Thunder Cares.

Just before tip-off at tonight’s Oklahoma City Thunder game against the Houston Rockets, Phillips Murrah Directors G. Calvin Sharpe, Nikki Edwards and Marc Edwards will participate in the check presentation ceremony at mid-court. The amount is for $20,600, which reflects the amount our Firm has donated thus far in the 2018-2019 regular season, prior to tonight’s action. For the final tally, blocks from tonight’s game will be added to the final amount, which will go directly to the Thunder Cares Foundation.

“Our Firm likes being involved in the Oklahoma City community, and The Thunder Cares Foundation is a great way for us to do that,” said G. Calvin, whose litigation practice focuses mainly on matters involving medical malpractice, products liability and insurance.

“We are huge Thunder fans and take great pride in partnering with Thunder Cares and all they do in the community,” said Marc, who represents both private business and public entities in a broad range of litigation with an emphasis on public utility, public pension, governmental and administrative laws.

This is the second year that Phillips Murrah has partnered with the OKC Thunder with the Blocks for Bucks campaign. The check presentation from the 2017-2018 season can be seen here.

What is Blocks for Bucks?

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Russell Westbrook on @okcthunder Instagram with Phillips Murrah logo.

Attorneys and staff at Phillips Murrah are huge Thunder fans, and to recognize our home team’s accomplishments in blocking shots, the Firm is donating $100 to Thunder Cares for each blocked shot that the Thunder forces at home games during the regular season.

Blocks for Bucks began in November of 2017, when Phillips Murrah initiated our partnership with the Thunder organization. Helping to improve the community is at the heart of of our Firm’s mission, and the prospect of achieving that through the Thunder Cares Foundation with such an exciting and entertaining campaign was irresistible.

“Phillips Murrah is proud to partner with the Thunder Cares Foundation,” said Phillips Murrah President and Managing Partner, Thomas G. Wolfe. “The Thunder has done so much in Oklahoma. We’re glad to join in their efforts.”

As the Thunder team racked up blocks throughout the season, video highlights were posted at the Blocks for Bucks page on the Thunder’s website, along with a blocks counter and a running donation amount tally.

“Working with the Thunder is an absolute pleasure,” said Phillips Murrah Marketing Director, Dave Rhea. “Being able to support Thunder Cares with this blocks campaign allows us to give back to the community while also driving home the point that, at the end of the day, we’re also huge Thunder fans!”

The Thunder Cares Foundation helps support the team’s community outreach projects, including Thunder-themed basketball courts in parks, schools and community centers across Oklahoma, as well as learning labs and activity rooms at organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, City Rescue Mission, and Positive Tomorrows, a school that serves homeless children in Oklahoma City. In celebration of the Thunder’s 10th season, the Thunder Cares Foundation is funding a matching grant through DonorsChoose.org in support of Health & Sports projects in public schools across Oklahoma.

Phillips Murrah looks forward to continuing to partner with the Oklahoma City Thunder and The Thunder Cares Foundation in the years to come.

Sign of the Times – The Nuts and Bolts of Raising Awareness

What’s in a name? For Phillips Murrah, our name represents over 30 years of dedication and partnership with our clients and our community. We are proud to announce our new exterior sign, which proudly hangs on OKC’s Corporate Tower, wherein our headquarters is located.

It’s no secret that Phillips Murrah has ramped up our effort to raise the profile of our Firm’s name and recognition of our logo, and our new Corporate Tower sign is a fine example of “pure branding.” However, it is important to also point out that “pure branding” has not been our recent promotional path.

Over the years, our Firm, as well as our individual attorneys and staff, has been very active in the community through dedicating time, energy and funding to many causes and organizations throughout Oklahoma City.  However, many of these efforts have flown under the radar regarding our position in the consciousness of the community. The fundamental motivation for these actions simply does not include praise or recognition.

However, from a branding standpoint, it is important to tie our innate philanthropic spirit, both as individuals and as a corporation, into a larger campaign designed to share who Phillips Murrah is and what we do outside of providing excellent representation for our clients. This is why many of our recent promotional campaigns are concerted efforts to achieve two goals: One, to raise awareness of our brand in the community, and two, to ensure that each of these campaigns demonstrate our commitment to the community.

For example, our partnership with the Oklahoma City Thunder, through our Blocks for Bucks campaign, directly benefits the Thunder Cares Foundation. For each shot blocked by our home team during home games, Phillips Murrah donates $100 to Thunder Cares, which helps fund the great work they do in the community. For the 2017-2018 season, Phillips Murrah donated a total of $17,000 to Thunder Cares. We are happy to say that we’re on our way to exceed that amount for the 2018-2019 NBA season.

Another example of this two-pronged strategy is our sponsorship of the Six Day Cellars tent at the 2018 Festival of the Arts. While helping provide a great area for leisure and refreshment to patrons of OKC’s annual art festival, we are also proud to help fund one of our city’s great non-profit organizations, Arts Council Oklahoma City. We are repeating our sponsorship of Six Day Cellars at the 2019 Festival of the Arts.

Through these and other campaigns, including with the StoryCorps Mobile Recording Booth, Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and Cristo Rey, Phillips Murrah goes beyond “pure branding” to ensure that those who become more aware of our Firm’s name through our promotional efforts also understand that, while we are committed to the success of our clients, we are also committed to helping build a better community.

By Dave Rhea, Director of Marketing at Phillips Murrah

Phillips Murrah continues Blocks for Bucks partnership with Thunder Cares Foundation

Phillips Murrah partners with OKC Thunder with Blocks for Bucks partnership.

Today (Oct. 16) marks the beginning of the 2018-2019 NBA regular season, and that means Phillips Murrah is cranking up our second year of partnering with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s philanthropic organization, the Thunder Cares Foundation via our Blocks for Bucks campaign.

What is Blocks for Bucks?

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Russell Westbrook on @okcthunder Instagram. As a part of the Firm’s partnership with the Thunder, the Phillips Murrah logo is featured on the Chesapeake Energy Arena platform signage, which can be seen in the background.

Attorneys and staff at Phillips Murrah are huge Thunder fans, and to recognize our home team’s accomplishments in blocking shots, the Firm is donating $100 to Thunder Cares for each blocked shot that the Thunder forces at home games during the regular season.

“This 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 capable and 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.”

The Thunder Cares Foundation helps support the team’s community outreach projects, including Thunder-themed basketball courts in parks, schools and community centers across Oklahoma, as well as learning labs and activity rooms at organizations like the Boys and Girls Club of Oklahoma County, City Rescue Mission and Positive Tomorrows.

“Phillips Murrah is proud to partner with the Thunder Cares Foundation,” said Phillips Murrah President and Managing Partner, Thomas G. Wolfe. “The Thunder has done so much in Oklahoma. We’re glad to join in their efforts.”

Phillips Murrah began a our partnership with the Thunder Cares Foundation on Nov. 22, 2017, which was the the first match-up of the season against the Golden State Warriors. The video clip below of one of KD’s shots getting blocked is an example of the highlights featured on the Blocks for Bucks landing page, featured on the OKC Thunder website.

The Blocks for Bucks landing page also features updates throughout the season that include a Blocks Counter and a total amount of funds raised.

During the course of the 2017-2018 season, Blocks for Bucks raised $17,000 to benefit the Thunder Cares Foundation.

On April 11, 2018, the final game of the regular 2017-2018 season, representatives from Phillips Murrah participated in a check presentation ceremony at center court in the Chesapeake Energy Arena prior to the game. The total amount presented to the Thunder Cares Foundation includes the total leading up to the final game that appeared on the check, $16,700, plus the amount for three blocks that occurred during the game.

On April 11, 2018, Phillips Murrah President Tom Wolfe, Executive Director Michelle Munda, Marketing Director Dave Rhea and Controller Stephanie Oseland present the Blocks for Bucks check to Erin Oldfield, OKC Thunder Community Relations Director.

OKC Thunder TV announcer mentions BLOCKS FOR BUCKS campaign during Dallas game

Phillips Murrah’s Blocks For Bucks campaign is in high gear! Check out the video below:

OKC Thunder play-by-play announcer Brian Davis talks about Phillips Murrah’s Blocks for Bucks campaign.

Click the image below to find out more details about Blocks For Bucks benefiting Thunder Cares Foundation or go to www.nba.com/thunder/blocksforbucks.

Blocks For Bucks presented by Phillips Murrah P.C.