The Foundation and the OKC Thunder partner for a life-saving cause

3/27/2015

The Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation is once again partnering with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team to bring the OKC Thunder Nothing But Nets Night on Friday, April 10.

As the OKC Thunder take on the Sacramento Kings, Oklahoma United Methodists will take on the deadly disease malaria. When game tickets are purchased through the Foundation, a portion of the ticket price will go to Nothing But Nets. Each ticket purchased through the Foundation for the April 10 game will buy one life-saving bed net.

Game night tickets still are available for $41 or $53 and can be purchased by calling Barbara at the Foundation at 405-896-5003.

The game is an opportunity for church youth groups, Sunday school classes, UMM, UMW, and other groups to have a fun night out and support a worthy cause. Only a limited number of tickets is available.

Through ticket sales and other contributions, the Foundation raised more than $45,000 since the first Oklahoma City Thunder Nothing But Nets basketball game in 2011.

With the money raised, Nothing But Nets, an organization founded in part by The United Methodist Church, has provided more than 4,500 life-saving bed nets for children and families in developing countries, to prevent the deadly disease malaria, especially in Africa.

Nothing but Nets is supported by many organizations, including The United Methodist Church and the NBA. Visit www.nothingbutnets.net for more information.

If you are unable to attend the game, you can still contribute to Nothing But Nets through the Foundation. Call our office at 800-259-6863 or go online to www.okumf.org/services/onlinegiving

 

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