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Barons to dedicate Habitat for Humanity home

by Michael Baldwin Modified: June 17, 2013 at 1:10 pm •  Published: January 8, 2013

The Barons and Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity are teaming to dedicate a home that Barons players, coaches and staff recently helped build. The dedication will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. at the home site, 516 SE 26th, in the Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity’s Los Rosa addition.

Barons players, coaching and front office staffs took part in the framing of the home on Oct. 30 and helped paint the interior of the home in early December.

In addition to the keys to their home, the first-time home owner will receive a package of merchandise from the Barons. Included with the package are four tickets to the team’s home game Saturday against the Charlotte Checkers.

Coach Todd Nelson, general manager Bill Scott, captain Josh Green and alternate captains Dane Byers, Chris VandeVelde and Alex Plante are also expected to attend.

“Working on homes with Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity has been a rewarding experience for our staff and players,” said Prodigal LLC owner Bob Funk Jr. “Working with the home owners during the process is particularly gratifying. Seeing the reaction of the family as the home was progressing was rewarding. We can’t wait to see their reaction when they receive the keys.”

by Michael Baldwin
Mike Baldwin has been a sports reporter for The Oklahoman since 1982. Mike graduated from Okmulgee High School in 1974 and attended Oklahoma Christian University, graduating with a journalism degree in 1978. Mike's first job was sports editor...
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