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OKC Barons work with Habitat for Humanity

by Michael Baldwin Published: October 29, 2013
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After practicing Tuesday morning at the Cox Convention Center, Oklahoma City Barons coach Todd Nelson and the team spent the afternoon building the framework for a home at Epperly Heights in Del City as part of the team's annual Habitat for Humanity project.

“It's an opportunity for us as an organization to give back to the community,” Nelson said. “I enjoy it because it's an opportunity for us as a team to do something for a great cause away from the rink. We pound some nails in and put up some walls.”

This is the fourth consecutive year the Barons have helped build a house. Office staff members worked on the project Tuesday morning. Players and coaches worked during the afternoon. The team will return in approximately six weeks to paint the house.

“Our guys really enjoy it,” said Barons general manager Bill Scott. “For us it's also a good team building experience. It's amazing how organized that organization is. They make it easy for us. It's like color by number. It's incredible what they do. What a great cause.”

by Michael Baldwin
Redhawks, Barons, MLB, NFL Reporter
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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