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Thunder Cares Cast
17 minutes | May 7, 2021
Special Guest: Cedric Ikpo
Thunder Fellows Executive Director Cedric Ikpo joins the podcast to share his vision on the program that is designed to unlock new opportunities in sports, technology and entertainment for Black high school and college students in the Tulsa area.
13 minutes | Dec 3, 2020
A Holiday Assist Like None Other
Year 13 of the Thunder’s Annual Holiday Assist may not resemble the same buzz and fanfare of years prior, but it might just be the most important year yet. Listen in as Paris Lawson explains why cancelling these events wasn't an option for the Thunder.
18 minutes | Oct 12, 2020
History of the Black Vote
In Part 2 of our Thunder Vote series, Paris Lawson looks at the historic barriers that prevented the black community from voting. She also discusses current hurdles black voters face and how different organizations in OKC are working to help eliminate them.
13 minutes | Sep 15, 2020
The Thunder hosted its very first voter registration drive at Chesapeake Energy Arena and Paris Lawson takes you through the event. Hear from people registering for the very first time and how they are setting an example for the younger generation.
23 minutes | May 15, 2020
Special Episode: Thunder Cares During Crisis
In this special episode, Paris talks with Thunder VP of Community Relations, Christine Berney, about how the Thunder continues to look and fulfill needs throughout the community. From face masks, to meals, to recognizing the 2020 graduation class, the Thunder is still making its mark on the state.
24 minutes | Mar 3, 2020
Special Episode: Onion of Cuteness
The entire Thunder organization, including players, coaches, and staff, volunteered at Infant Crisis Services and helped pack diapers, food, and much more for babies and families in need.https://www.infantcrisis.org/Paris Lawson and Nick Gallo interview the Executive Director, Miki Farris, plus Paris talks to Steven Adams, Hamidou Diallo, and Mike Muscala while they are working in the warehouse.Plus, Paris puts Producer Hindy's diaper changing skills to the test with a diaper change race and she surprises her boss, Ron Matthews, with an interview as he's packing boxes.Bless your timeline: https://www.instagram.com/p/B9Hztd9p2Yz/
10 minutes | Feb 24, 2020
We Hope You Hear Our "Why"
For the Season One finale of the Thunder Cares Cast, Paris Lawson tells a personal family story and reads to an elementary class about the importance of dreams. We cover important figures of Black History Month, and look back through our first season. Behind every initiative there's a reason to care. We hope you hear our "why."
8 minutes | Feb 17, 2020
Grocery Run with Lu Dort
On this episode of the Thunder Cares Cast we go to Homeland with Luguentz Dort. The Oklahoma City Thunder treats the extremely deserving Roberts family to a grocery shopping spree, and brings along the rising star to spend time with the kids and help load their carts. On this grocery run, it's whatever the kids want.
18 minutes | Feb 3, 2020
Thunder Cares Cast for Berney
We had the opportunity to sit down with Christine Berney, the woman behind Thunder Community Relations. Christine has years of experience in bringing hope and kindness to the people of Oklahoma City. With her team and the Thunder Basketball roster, she has seen first hand what can happen when Thunder fans reach out and step up for their city.
10 minutes | Jan 20, 2020
You Can be a King
In this episode of the Thunder Cares Cast we honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther Jr.
10 minutes | Jan 13, 2020
Packing Cold Kits
Darius Bazley and Deonte Burton join the residents of the Pershing Center to pack kits for those who currently don't have somewhere warm to stay. With the support of Chesapeake Energy, the group packed 1000 kits including gloves, hats, snacks, and toiletries. And as a bonus, the residents were surprised with a total makeover of their theater room.
10 minutes | Jan 6, 2020
Groceries with Gallinari
Danilo Gallinari takes a family of 12 to Homeland to buy a bunch of groceries before the holidays and then surprises them with an additional $500 gift card.
9 minutes | Dec 30, 2019
Dort & Hervey Spread Holiday Cheer
Thunder two-way players Kevin Hervey and Lu Dort join Thunder fans at Embark Senior Living Center to make mats for the homeless.
8 minutes | Dec 23, 2019
Twas the Event Before Chris-mas
Chris Paul surprised kids from the Big Brother, Big Sister program with a $100 gift card to spend with just one stipulation; they had to buy at least one gift for someone else.
9 minutes | Dec 9, 2019
Thunder Fostering Care
The entire Thunder roster brought gifts and games to Dave & Buster's as families with foster kids were surprised with a fun afternoon. Dennis Schröder made a special connection playing pop-a-shot with DShawn, who admitted that Dennis is his favorite player. Working with Citizens Caring For Children, foster families had a special day and made memories that will last a lifetime.
11 minutes | Dec 2, 2019
To honor and remember the 168 lives lost during the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing, the Thunder partnered with the Oklahoma City National Memorial to create the new City Edition uniforms, which were given to family members of everyone lost on April 19, 1995.Through Thunder Cares Cast, we’ll tell the stories of Oklahoma City and beyond.Here, we bring you the stories of Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball, and the Community that makes it more than a game. Off the court and behind the scenes, Thunder Basketball wants you to become a part of the team. https://www.nba.com/thunder/community/we-remember-191105
10 minutes | Nov 25, 2019
The entire Thunder roster hosts a Thanksgiving party for the kids of Positive Tomorrows, a school that focuses primarily on homeless kids in Oklahoma City. The players played games, made crafts, and shared some laughs as the school unveiled it's brand new building.
10 minutes | Nov 18, 2019
Deonte Burton - More Than Pink Walk
Through Thunder Cares Cast we’ll tell the stories of Oklahoma City and beyond. Here, we bring you the stories of Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball, and the Community that makes it more than a game. Off the court and behind the scenes Thunder Basketball wants you to become a part of the team. https://www.nba.com/thunder/video/teams/thunder/2019/10/26/2856889/1572123377512-191025komendeonte-2856889 https://www.nba.com/thunder/video/deonte-burton-my-path
2 minutes | Nov 12, 2019
Here, we bring you the stories of Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball, and the Community that makes it more than a game. Off the court and behind the scenes Thunder Basketball wants you to become a part of the team. Through Thunder Cares Cast we’ll tell the stories of Oklahoma City and beyond.
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