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BARONS TO WEAR ONE-OF-A-KIND JERSEYS ON FEBRUARY 28; WILL BE AUCTIONED AFTER THE GAME

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons

The Oklahoma City Barons are wearing one-of-a-kind jerseys for their game February 28 against the Rockford IceHogs. The jerseys will be available for bids in a live auction immediately following that game.

For the fourth straight season the Barons have partnered with Special Olympics Oklahoma in a program called Barons Buddies. Each Barons player adopts a Special Olympics athlete for the duration of the season. The team and athlete meet on three occasions during the season to form a permanent bond.

In late October, the athletes met their Barons Buddies at the Cox Convention Center for a night of games and a tour of the locker room. Last week, the Barons and their Buddies met for a round of bowling. Each Barons Buddy was invited to the game on February 28. The program concludes near the end of the season with a pizza party.

Over the last two seasons, the Barons and Special Olympics created memories for over 40 athletes and their families and raised over $52,000 in the process via the team wearing and auctioning one-of-a-kind jerseys.

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