The Oklahoma City Barons program called “Barons Buddies” begins its second season Tuesday at the Cox Convention Center. The event will take place in the Exhibit Halls E & 3 near the southwest corner of the Cox Convention Center from 6–8:30 p.m.
The Barons Buddies program allows a family involved with Special Olympics Oklahoma to be “adopted” by a player on the Barons roster. The team hosts a series of events during the season that brings the families together for a fun night with their adopted player. In addition to participating in the three events, the families are invited to the Barons home game Feb. 1 against Charlotte.
Last season, the Barons and Special Olympics created memories for 20 athletes and their families and raised over $25,000 in the process via the team wearing and auctioning one-of-a-kind jerseys.
The first of the series of events is Tuesday night. The families have the opportunity to meet the players at the Cox Convention Center for a night of games. The second night in January is a bowling outing and the third night is an off-site pizza party near the end of the Barons regular season.