A Rumbling Good Time with the OKC ThunderDecember 12, 2017
Alex Abrines and Josh Huestis recently joined residents for a Thunder-themed holiday party at Lionwood Senior Living. Partygoers made cookies, exchanged gifts, and uncorked challengers in a basketball shooting game during the 10th annual Holiday Assist.
The festive décor and Thunder blue tees all around could have been mistaken for Lionwood’s regular watch parties. Before every Thunder game, Lionwood residents get together to share in revelry, sharing their pride with blue shirts and full spirits. The watch parties have happened for numerous years before every Thunders game. David Liner, 77, is the resident party organizer. He says the Thunder game broadcasts are a fun way to bring many residents together. Earlier this season, Liner and his fellow die-hard Thunder fans at Lionwood caravanned to Tulsa to watch the team’s very first preseason game at the BOK Center.
Abrines and Huestis appreciated the chance to connect with such passionate fans. “These people watch every single game every night in here,” said Huestis with a grin. “They are one of our best supporters.”
The afternoon was blissful for the residents at Lionwood. Lily Bucker, 79, called it “Heaven on earth.” Proudly sporting her Thunder hat, tee, and cape, she said “We’re so thankful that they took the time to have fun with us.”
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