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Okarche's Rae Grellner to play national anthem for Thunder game

by Scott Wright Modified: May 13, 2013 at 4:41 pm •  Published: March 15, 2013
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL / STATE TOURNAMENT: Okarche's Rae Grellner plays the national anthem before the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL / STATE TOURNAMENT: Okarche's Rae Grellner plays the national anthem before the Class A girls state championship game between Okarche and Cheyenne/Reydon in the State Fair Arena at State Fair Park in Oklahoma City, Saturday, March 2, 2013. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

Rae Grellner has been a big hit at the Big House the last two years, not just with her basketball skills.

The Okarche basketball player has twice played the national anthem on the violin before an Okarche game at the State Fair Arena — a huge hit with the crowd each time.

And now she’ll get to play an even bigger stage. Grellner adn her violin will be center stage for the national anthem at Friday night’s Oklahoma City Thunder game vs. Orlando at 7 p.m. at Chesapeake Arena.

Here’s our story from earlier this month, when Grellner played the anthem right before helping Okarche win a state title.


by Scott Wright
Reporter
A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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