Oklahoma City Thunder rebuilds Oklahoma Communities

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MOORE, OKLA.- Sunday the Oklahoma City Thunder announced its plans to rebuild the outdoor basketball courts at the sites of three schools destroyed in the May 20 tornado.

Briarwood Elementary, Plaza Towers Elementary and Highland East Junior High Schools all experienced direct hits during the Moore tornado.

This school year, classes are being held in other locations while the schools are rebuilt.

All three schools will have their courts rebuilt, complete with Thunder branding, through funding from the Thunder Cares Foundation, the charitable arm of the Thunder that supports its community outreach programs.

“When the community lost these schools, they lost more than a place of learning for their children,” said Dan Mahoney, vice president of Corporate Communications and Community Relations for the Thunder. “The school facilities, including the basketball courts, served as the heart of these neighborhoods, and we are pleased and proud to be a part of restoring these communities.”