Archive for May 20, 2011

Last week, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma tried something a little bit new. Because our facilities are so close to the Oklahoma City Arena, where our very own Oklahoma City Thunder basketball games are held, we thought we’d try to raise funds by parking cars.

For $5, visitors to the game could park at our lot on SW 4th between Harvey and Hudson Ave. For $10, they could park and get a ride to the arena.

What a success!!! We parked 60 cars and raised $300 to help purchase basketball jerseys for the youth program at the Canadian County Salvation Army Service Unit. What’s more, the Oklahoma City Thunder donated $1,500 from their auction proceeds to help us meet our goal of $1,800 for jerseys!

Needless to say, we were ecstatic and so thankful for the Oklahoma City Thunder and the fans for helping us buy jerseys for youngsters in Salvation Army programs.

Well, it worked so well, we’re doing it again.

On Saturday and Monday both, The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma will again open its parking lot for $5 parking or $10 parking and shuttle to the game. A shuttle will not be available after the game, however.

This time, The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club will be the recipients of the money raised. So if you are looking for an affordable place to park and want to help kids at the same time, please park at The Salvation Army lot, located on SW 4th between Harvey and Hudson Ave. Parking begins at 6 p.m. both nights.