The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

August 6, 2013

Final auditions planned for OKC Thunder Girls

From The Associated Press

— The Oklahoma City Thunder has set the final round of auditions for the 2013-14 Thunder Girls.

Auditions will be held on Thursday at the Riverwind Casino starting at 7 p.m. Fans are invited to watch as the dancers compete for a spot on the team.

A panel of judges, including Gary England from KWTV, current Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold and Chris Harrison, host of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette", will assist the Thunder staff in determining the final squad. The Thunder will announce the new team at the end of the evening.

Nearly 100 dancers participated in the open auditions, which were held on Saturday. Judges narrowed the group down to 38 ladies for Thursday's finals. Members of the team make more than 200 appearances each year.