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Keep up with the pros

By Marcus Elwell / Lifestyle / April 30, 2020

April is a special time of the year for sports fanatics in Oklahoma City. CP3 leading the surprise Thunder on a deep playoff run. Saturday nights at Taft Stadium rooting on the Energy. Enjoying a hot dog at the Brick for opening day with the Dodgers.

While all that has been put on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our local professional teams are doing their part to help keep their rabid fan bases engaged during the downtime.

Oklahoma City Dodgers

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The Dodgers have started a new series called Dodgers Dialogue on their Facebook page to help keep fans connected and to help them better know the players and managers. The first episode featured Dodger outfielder DJ Peters and the most recent featured Dodger Manager Travis Barbary. The Dodgers are also using their Facebook page to reshow some of their classic games from recent years.

Also be sure to check out our recent Biz Boost interview with Michael Byrnes, President and General Manager of the Dodgers, to get an update on the good work the Dodgers are doing in the community during the COVID-19 outbreak.

And although it has been pushed back due to the delay of the season, the Dodgers announced this season they would be wearing special patches on their uniforms, retiring the No. 168 and more to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.

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The Energy FC aren’t letting the delay in the season slow them down as they are using the break to stay active in the community. The Energy are out delivering sporting equipment to local kids and more. You can learn more about their community outreach in our recent Biz Boost chat with OKC Energy Head Coach John Pascarella.

Another great way to get your Energy fix, besides following the team’s social media accounts, is by listening to the club’s Off Pitch Podcast.

The Energy FC were also going to wear special kits this year to honor the memory of the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing during the 25th anniversary.

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The Thunder’s social media accounts are a great place to see highlights and relive the top moments from the surprising 2019-2020 season. You can also find players posting messages to the fans and some great stories from Thunder color commentator Michael Cage recounting his long playing career in the NBA. Be sure to check out the official podcast of the team, Thunder Basketball Universe.

The Thunder's Vice President of Broadcasting and Corporate Communications Dan Mahoney also recently sat down with the Chamber to discuss the Thunder's COVID-19 response.

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