ONE, TWO PUNCH AGAINST CANCER
Event: Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s Annual 241. Two great events for one great cause — a two-day event benefiting cancer research in Oklahoma.
Where: On Sunday, a wine festival featuring wine, food and Vince Gill in concert was held at OMRF. On Monday, a golf tourney was played at Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.
What: Around 500 people attended the Sunday benefit, which generated more than $640,000 in donations. Food and drink from nine local restaurants, eight wineries and one brewery were served. Gill and Alice Cooper were showstoppers when they took the stage together to belt out Chuck Berry’s “Nadine.” Although Gill was unable to participate, Cooper stayed to play in Monday’s golf tourney on OMRF’s team, placing third. Twenty-five teams played in the tournament. Team results were: First place: NBC Oklahoma, Wally Johnson, HK Hatcher, Rick Coe and Bobby Wegener; Second place: Banc First, Tyler Smith, Charles Holland, Cary Amundsen, Shay Varnell; Third place: OMRF/Dr. Prescott’s team, Dr. Steve Prescott, Alice Cooper, Bubba Gilliam, Len Cason; Longest drive: HK Hatcher; Closest to pin: Matt Moore.
Chairmen: David Thompson and Tricia Everest were event committee co-chairmen. Honorary Chairmen were Christy Everest and Gene Rainbolt.
Seen: Jane and David Best, Libby and G.T. Blankenship, Susan and Carl Edwards, Brad and Kim Henry, Jerry and Jane Gamble, Gene Rainbolt, Charlotte Lankard, Rep. James and Cindy Lankford, and Barry and Becky Switzer.
GOLF WITH A SMILE
Event: D-Dent (Dentists for the Disabled and Elderly in Need of Treatment) 16th Annual Golf Tournament.
Where: Quail Creek Golf & Country Club.
What: A fundraising event in memory of Sgt. J. Brandon Harris and to support the men and women who serve our country.
Proceeds: All proceeds benefit low-income uninsured veterans by providing free comprehensive dental care.
Honorary co-chairmen: Heisman Trophy winners Steve Owens and Jason White.
Event: Dinner for patrons of the Wes Welker Foundation.
Where: Arcadia Farm.
Hosted by: Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker and his wife, Anna.
What: The beautiful evening kicked off with friendly competition at the clay shooting range, followed by a farm-to-table dinner prepared by Kamela Gamble. Accompanying wines were from Stan Stack at Beau’s. The dinner was served and music enjoyed under a tent overlooking one of the farm’s ponds.
Foundation’s mission: To influence at-risk youth by encouraging their full potential through athletics and positive role models. The foundation is partnering with the Oklahoma City Public Schools this fall in introducing the “Elevate” program in all middle and high schools.
Seen: Laura and Henry Hood, Keli and Jeff Segell, Lynn and Fred Standefer, Thai-An and Josh Wieland, Jill and Jim Williams, Ruth Wetzel, Stelley and Leland Welker, Vionette and John Dunn, Julie and Lance Keller, Denise Remondino, Ruthie and Bob Klabzuba, Tina and Chris Lewis, Patti and Rob Lewis.
Event: Le Tour de Vin.
Where: Riverwind Casino Showplace Theatre.
What: A weekend festival of fine wine tasting, food sampling and silent and live auctions.
Hosted by: Three Norman Rotary Clubs.
To benefit: CCFI, the Center for Children and Families, and other Rotary projects in Norman.