The Edmond Sun

April 26, 2013

Thunder team shop grand opening set for Saturday at Outlet Shoppes

Special to The Sun

OKLA. CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder will have a grand opening event at the team’s new Thunder Shop location at The Outlet Shoppes on this Saturday. The event will include appearances by Thunder entertainers, special discounts and opportunities to win Thunder items, including autographed photos of Thunder players.

“We are excited to offer our fans another location where they can find a great selection of official Thunder merchandise,” said Brian Byrnes, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing for the Thunder.

The grand opening event, which will take place at 3 p.m., will feature Thunder Girls, Thunder Drummers and Storm Chasers. The Thunder Girls will be available to sign autographs from 3-3:45 p.m. The store will have drawings for Thunder prizes, including autographed photos of Thunder players.

During the event, the Outlet Shoppes location also will offer a 30 percent discount on select Thunder jerseys.

The store will be open during regular Outlet Shoppes hours of 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The shop, which is located in the southwest corner near Columbia, will remain open through the end of June. The Outlet Shoppes are at 7624 W. Reno Ave., Oklahoma City.

Other official Thunder Shop locations include downtown at Chesapeake Energy Arena and in Leadership Square. The team also recently opened a location at Penn Square Mall, which will remain open through the end of June.