Event: Oklahoma March of Dimes Sports Headliner Banquet Hall of Fame Night.
Venue: Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Honored: Headliner of the Year: Bob Stoops; Headliner Special: Lon Kruger and John Smith; Community Award Winners: Kevin Durant and Bob Funk Jr.; Bob Hersom Award: Berry Tramel; Lifetime Achievement Award: David M. Vance.
Masters of Ceremonies: Brian Davis, Thunder TV play-by-play announcer, and Grant Long, former Thunder TV analyst.
To benefit: Tables and sponsorship packages ranged from $1,000 to $25,000 to benefit the March of Dimes mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.
Event: Cocktail Buffet.
Honoring: Dr. John and Charlotte Mulvihill for their $100,000 gift to establish The Children’s Hospital Foundation Mulvihill-Altshuler Endowed Research Program in Genetics. Since 1998 the late Dr. Geoffrey Altshuler was a mentor and friend to the Mulvihills.
Hosts: The reception, held in the Heritage Hills home of Mrs. Jerriann Altshuler, was hosted by Altshuler, Ashley Altshuler, and Brooks and Katie Altshuler.
Note: Kathie McCracken is Executive Director of CHF.
Event: Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.
Venue: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Inducted: Mayor Mike Cornett, Roy Cooper, J.C. Watts, Darrell Porter, Leslie O’Neal and Gerald Tucker.
A HELPING HAND
Event: Crimson Cocktails.
Venue: The new Sanctuary Women’s Development Center located at 1100 N Porter Ave, Norman.
Hosted by: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and event chairman Mary Blankenship Pointer.
Of interest: 120 women have visited the Sanctuary since the May 5 opening date, with the first client already attaining stable housing and employment. The Center provides help and creates hope through homeless service programs.