Event: Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Where: VIP reception, Jim Thorpe Museum at the Hall of Fame; dinner and induction, National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
What: Six new members were inducted in this 26th annual ceremony. Lynne Draper, Ferguson Jenkins, Pat Jones, Perry Maxwell and the late Jesse “Cab” Renick, and Dewey Selmon. Other distinguished Hall members in attendance were Don Demeter, Eddie Fisher, Danny Hodge, Kelli Litsch, J.D. Martin, J.W. Mashburn, Sean O'Grady, Ted Owens, Crystal Robinson, Lucious Selmon, Dick Soergel, Ray Soldan, Barry Switzer, Clendon Thomas, Joe Washington and Wayne Wells.
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE…
Event: Dancing For a Miracle.
Where: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
To Benefit: Children's Hospital Foundation.
Buzz: Competing to be the “Dancing For A Miracle Star” were Rufus Alexander, Alex Christensen, Kelly Crull, Dr. David Hunter, Sarah Libby, Danielle Looper, Jenny Love Meyer, Dr. James Royall, Diane Stockton and Scott White.
Winners: David Hunter and partner Keri May Johnson. The evening earned $23,756.
Emcees and Hosts: Anita Blanton and Jeff George were masters of ceremony, and Taylor Treat-Burget, Lauren Nelson-Farham and Lee and Marcy Harpe were hosts.
Event: Lyric VIP party for “A Toast to Chita: Goddess of Broadway.”
Where: Home of Mary and Riley Fitzhugh.
Hosted By: American Airlines and Journey House Travel.
Buzz: This party for Lyric Theatre patrons was held the evening before the opening night of Lyric's production of “Chita Rivera: My Broadway.” More than 50 guests, including Rivera's brother, attended the party catered by Mickey Mantle's Steakhouse restaurant.
CHANGING OF THE GUARD
Event: Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics faculty get-together for new school president.
Where: Home of Suzanne Donnolo and Dorothy Dodd.
What: Frank Wang, relocating from Dallas, is the new president of OSSM. His duties officially began Aug. 1.
Buzz: Guests brought dishes to share at the fun informal gathering outside around the pool.
Event: Pre-gala VIP Party.
Where: Gaillardia home of Al Moorad.
What: This VIP party was a cocktail party for patrons of the Courage Awards Gala, which will be Saturday at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.