Entering their 24th consecutive season as a fixture of the local sports landscape, the Tulsa Oilers announced on Monday a new campaign to support their community partners with an unprecedented commitment to service.
For the 2015-16 hockey season, the Oilers will introduce a new community campaign called the SLIC (Supporting Local Initiatives within our Community) Program. Each member of the Oilers’ front office staff has pledged 40 hours of community service for a total of more than 1,500 hours of collective service. Oilers’ players will also be involved in the SLIC Program which will support the following organizations:
Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma
Tulsa Hope Academy
Up With Trees
St. Francis Children’s Hospital
Broken Arrow Neighbors via Childers Middle School with corporate support from Whataburger
Habitat for Humanity
Any non-profits or charitable organizations in the Tulsa area that would like to be a part of the SLIC Program are encouraged to contact Oilers’ Vice President of Corporate Partnerships, Steve Duffy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“We are extremely excited about our new SLIC Program and the impact it will have on our community,” stated Duffy. “The Oilers have always been actively involved in the Tulsa community and this new campaign gives us a way to our organize our efforts and inspire the city.”
The SLIC Program shares its name with Slick, the Oilers’ brand new mascot for the 2015-16 season. Slick, a lovable, excited, and friendly character, will entertain Oilers’ fans of all ages and energize the crowd at the BOK Center. In addition, Slick will make numerous appearances throughout the community at SLIC Program events and serve as a representative for the Oilers at schools, sponsor appearances, and fan parties.
Slick will be officially introduced at the Oilers' annual Open House which is set for October 3rd at the BOK Center. Although Slick is looking forward to meeting Oilers’ fans and serving the community, his first priority upon arrival in Tulsa is helping to find his good friend, and current Oilers’ mascot, Sledge. Two weeks ago, Sledge was abducted from the Oilers’ office and hasn’t been seen since. To help locate their beloved mascot, the Oilers have launched SeenSledge.com where fans can learn more about Sledge’s kidnapping and post pictures and notes about possible Sledge sightings around town.
The Oilers’ front office staff is asking anyone with information on Sledge’s whereabouts to visit SeenSledge.com and call 918-632-7825. Fans are encouraged to post their comments and pictures to the Oilers’ Twitter page or Facebook page and to be on the look-out for any clues that might lead to Sledge being rescued.
Slick hopes to be reunited with Sledge in time for the Oilers’ season opener on Friday, October 16 at 7:05 p.m. against the Wichita Thunder. For information about single game tickets, season tickets, or group tickets, call 918-632-7825 or log on to www.tulsaoilers.com.