WICHITA, Kan. (March 15) – The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks, AHL's San Jose Barracuda and powered by Toyota, announced today a joint partnership with the GFFT Foundation, Whiskey Dicks Bar & Grill, and The Pando Initiative to donate 100 pairs of shoes to local children in transition and a chance to meet Christian Okoye at our game on Saturday, March 18.
This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for these kids to meet an NFL legend and enjoy a Thunder game at no cost.
"I believe the gift of shoes is important for at risk children," commented Okoye, "I grew up in a poor family, and my Christmas present every year is a pair of shoes. Which I very much appreciated."
When Okoye was a young boy, he lived in a very low-income household in Nigeria. All he would receive each year was a singular pair of shoes. Okoye has made it his mission to give back to those in need throughout his life and is often in the Kansas City community for Christmas givebacks. He feels lucky to have an opportunity like this to partner together to help many people in our local area.
The Thunder returns to action on Friday, March 17 with a trip to Independence, Missouri to face the Kansas City Mavericks.
Nickelodeon Baby Shark's Big Show is coming on Saturday, March 18. Get the JAW-some family four pack, which is four goal-zone tickets and two mini sticks for just $60. Use the code NICK when you check out HERE. Meet Baby Shark on the concourse and get your picture taken.
We're honoring the big win by the Kansas City Chiefs with Celebration Night, presented by Whiskey Dicks Bar & Grill. Chiefs Legend Christian Okoye will be in attendance. Fans can buy a special VIP package for just $40, which includes tickets to the game, a postgame meet-and-greet, an autograph and pictures with him. Click HERE to learn more. Use the code CHAMPS at checkout HERE.
Single game tickets are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets online HERE, at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena or by calling the Thunder office at 316-264-4625.
Several outstanding promotions remain on our schedule for the season. Click HERE to learn more.