Oklahoma Conference of the United Methodist Church

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


The Oklahoma United Methodist Foundation once again is partnering with the Oklahoma City Thunder basketball team to bring the OKC Thunder Nothing But Nets Night on April 11.

As the OKC Thunder take on the New Orleans Pelicans, Oklahoma United Methodists will take on the deadly disease of 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 11 game will buy one life-saving bed net to shelter a child or family from the biting mosquitoes that spread this disease in developing countries of Africa.

Game-night tickets range from $22 to $86. They go on sale Feb. 3. Tickets 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, UMMen, UMWomen, and other groups to have a fun night out and support a worthy cause. A limited number of tickets is available.

Oklahoma United Methodists also have the opportunity to win a Thunder team-autographed basketball by donating $10 to the Foundation for Nothing But Nets. Each donation buys one bed net. Visit the Foundation’s website at www.okumf.org to make your donation and be entered to win the basketball.

Through ticket sales and other contributions, the Foundation has raised more than $35,000 for this cause since the first OKC 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 3,500 life-saving nets to help prevent the spread of malaria.

Nothing but Nets is supported by additional organizations, including the NBA. Visit www.nothingbutnets.org for more information.


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Bishop Robert Hayes Jr. gives the invocation at the 2013 OKC Thunder Nothing But Nets Night.


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