The Moore American


January 19, 2011

Students participate in BancFirst TV commercial with Westbrook

MOORE — BancFirst has entered into a multi-year endorsement partnership with Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook. Early in December, Westbrook filmed a commercial for BancFirst, which included 48 children representing BancFirst communities.

Five Moore students were chosen to participate in the commercial. James and Jasmine Baker represented Del City and Thackerville, respectively; Calvin Byrd represented Duncan; Kennethen Khamnguon represented Oklahoma City; and Zoe Kloiber represented Moore.

Each child received a BancFirst jersey with the name of a BancFirst community on the front and back and matching shorts. The jerseys and shorts were provided for the commercial by Nike, a company with which Westbrook is partnered. Westbrook played the coach of the BancFirst team with each child playing a team member.

The six-hour filming session took place at the Capital Hill High School gym.

“We were thrilled that Moore students were able to represent five communities in the commercial with Russell,” said BancFirst Senior Vice President and Marketing Director Diane Joy-Sisemore. “It was a long day of production, but the kids had great fun on the set with the film crew.

“Working with a role model like Russell is something they will remember for a long time,” Joy-Sisemore said. “We are all showing Russell our support and thanks by encouraging everyone to vote everyday for Russell Westbrook for the NBA All-Star team. Log-on and vote at”

Westbrook finished last season as a rising star for the Thunder and won a gold medal this summer representing the USA in the FIBA World Championships.

He is looking forward to helping the Thunder make a deep run in the playoffs this season.

“Over the past two years, Oklahoma City has become my home and it makes me very excited to partner with a company that is such a big part of the Oklahoma community,” Westbrook said. “I enjoyed meeting the kids of the BancFirst family. It was great to get to know the local youth from around the state.”

At the end of the commercial shoot, Westbrook signed autographs and took pictures with the children. The commercial will begin airing in mid-January.

Exchange National Bank of Moore was purchased by BancFirst in 2010 and will change its name later this year.

Text Only
  • Unidentified man’s identity sought by FBI

    James E. Finch, special agent in charge of the Oklahoma City Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, announced the robbery of the MidFirst Bank, 1037 SW 19th St.

    June 24, 2014

  • Heartland celebration set to roll

    A Moore tradition will once again take full steam on July 4 as the city unrolls the patriotic red carpet to celebrate Independence Day.

    June 24, 2014

  • Moore students earn their places at the prestigious Okla. Summer Arts Institute

    LONE WOLF — Years of hard work and dedication have paid off for three Moore students. They’ve earned spots at the prestigious Oklah

    June 24, 2014

  • Moore author releases book

    In author P.J. Hunt-Williams’ nationwide release of “Death, Why Not?” he writes down his realizations about death through his profession. In his book, he describes how death is essential not only for the dying but also for the living.

    June 24, 2014

  • How’s the fire down deep in your bones?

    As always, we appreciate all the Advocate readers’ for joining us for this weekly visit. Today, let’s take a moment and test the “f

    June 24, 2014

  • Book helps author move forward after loss

    Every Thanksgiving, Moore resident Dawn Layne makes a trip with her family to Purcell, but this trip isn’t so they can eat turkey a

    June 18, 2014

  • Brown to retire after 30 years

    Dr. Roger Brown has been an educator for 30 years, a career that has helped shape the education of thousands of students in Moore,

    June 18, 2014

  • Moore American takes home awards

    MIDWEST CITY — The Oklahoma Press Association presented its Better Newspaper Contest Awards during the OPA Annual Convention, June 12-14 at the Reed Center in Midwest City.

    June 18, 2014

  • Chamber to host events

    Events to take place this week hosted by the Moore Chamber of Commerce include: June 17-23 · Wednesday, June 18: Ribbon Cutting, 2 p.m. Food Resource Center, 2635 N. Shields Blvd.

    June 18, 2014

  • Who was the first Christian?

    While we were traveling out of state we noticed a number of different license plates. Some are colorful, a few are plain, several

    June 18, 2014

Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide