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OEC team lends support at Special Olympics of Oklahoma’s Winter Games 

NORMAN, OK — Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (OEC) employees showcased their community spirit by volunteering at the Special Olympics Oklahoma Winter Games’ volleyball events on Friday, January 12. The team’s participation highlighted OEC’s ongoing commitment to local community service and engagement.

Led by Tory Tedder-Loffland, OEC’s Education & Outreach Programs Director, the OEC volunteer team included Daniel Lofland, Energy Efficiency Solutions Specialist; Shane Dominey, Service Technician; Lindy Wine and Julie Le, Member Service Associates; Amanda Hardy, Executive Services Manager; and Danny Watters, Trustee. This diverse group from OEC dedicated their day to ensuring the smooth operation of the volleyball games held at Sarkeys Fitness Center at the University of Oklahoma.

Their roles ranged from line judging to scorekeeping, contributing to the event’s success, which saw athletes compete enthusiastically in various volleyball matches. Their presence and efforts provided logistical and moral support to the athletes, embodying the spirit of community and inclusion that the Special Olympics represent.

The Special Olympics Oklahoma Winter Games, a multi-sport event celebrating the abilities and achievements of athletes with intellectual disabilities, is a cornerstone event in the state. OEC’s involvement in such a significant community event underscores its commitment to providing essential services and being an active and caring member of the community it serves.

The day was filled with heartwarming moments and fierce competition as athletes from across the state gathered to showcase their skills and passion for the sport. The OEC team’s involvement was not only about the tasks at hand but also about cheering on the athletes and celebrating each point scored, reflecting the true spirit of the Special Olympics.

OEC’s involvement in the Special Olympics is part of a broader effort by the cooperative to engage with and give back to the community. It’s a testament to their belief in the power of sports to unite people and their commitment to making a positive impact in the lives of others.

As the day concluded, the OEC volunteers left with a sense of pride and accomplishment, having contributed to an event that champions the abilities and spirit of athletes with intellectual disabilities. Their participation is a shining example of how local businesses and their employees can significantly impact their communities.

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