September 2018 Charitable Events
Our social calendar is jam-packed for the month of September! Which of these worthy causes will you support?
Restaurant Week Eve Kickoff
5-8 p.m., Kick-Off in the Tulsa Arts District: The following restaurants will offer one specialty item with $1 per item donated to the Food for Kids programs. Laffa (appetizer), Chimera (cocktail), Prairie Brewpub (craft beer) and Antoinette Baking Co. (pie by the slice). tulsapeople.com/restaurantweek
Editor’s note: TulsaPeople is a sponsor of the highlighted events.
6-11 p.m. $3,000-$40,000, sponsorships. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. The Kaleidoscope Ball combines sophistication and fun with philanthropy and passion with a live auction, live entertainment, and dancing. Dress code: Black Tie. Benefits Emergency Infant Services. Contact Mary Ellen at email@example.com or 9185822469. Visit eiskball.org.
Participating restaurants offer a special prix fixe menu for brunch, lunch, or dinner. These restaurants donate a set portion of Restaurant Week menu sales to the Food Bank. It is a week in which our community focuses on hunger and raises money so those who are hungry may have food to eat at home, in a shelter, or soup kitchen. Benefits Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Contact Anushka Raje at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-936-4511. Visit tulsapeople.com/restaurantweek.
7th Annual Charity Banquet
6-10 p.m. $75.00, individual tickets; $750.00-$1,000.00, sponsorships. Renaissance Hotel, 6808 S 107th East Ave. Dress code: Cocktail Attire. Benefits MITA's Foundation. Contact Tina Peña at email@example.com or 918.381.8610. Visit www.mitasfoundation.org/events.
Gold4Kids Walk and 5K
River West Festival Park, 2100 S Jackson Ave. 7:30 am – Day of Run registration; 8:00 am — Activities begin; 8:30 am – 5K begins; 9:45 am – 5K Awards; 10:00 am – Ceremony honoring local children who have faced a cancer diagnosis; 10:45 am – Walk. After the Walk—lunch and continued fun for the entire family! Registration is $35 for the 5K and includes walk registration, finisher’s medal and Event T-Shirt. For the Walk only, registration is $10 for adults, and free for kids 15 and under. T-shirts may be purchased by walk only registrants for $15. Benefits Gold4Kids. Most cancer fighters can expect to experience hair loss. Some embrace the bald, while others collect wigs and/or hats and scarves, which may range from sedate to silly. We encourage all participants, and our runners especially, to wear their favorite head gear, whether functional or goofy, in honor of our kids! For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit gold4kidstulsa.org
12th annual Golf Tournament
11 a.m.-7 p.m. $170 (individual) $680 (foursome), individual tickets; Title: $5,000 Eagle: $3,000 Birdie: $2,000 Par: $1,000 Hole: $500(no team) $900(with team), sponsorships. Forest Ridge Golf Club, 7501 E Kenosha St, Broken Arrow. Take the day off and join us for a day at the golf course! All proceeds benefit Restore Hope Ministries and their efforts to prevent homelessness, reduce hunger, and promote hope for families in financial crisis. Dress code: Business Casual. Benefits Restore Hope Ministries. Contact Michelle Reagor at email@example.com or 918-582-5766. Visit golf.restorehope.org.
15th Annual Charity Golf Tournament
9 a.m.-5 p.m. Team $400.00 / Single Player $100.00; Sponsorships Available. Battle Creek Golf Course, 3200 N. Battle Creek Drive, Broken Arrow. Join us for championship golf, awards, prizes, lunch and the opportunity to Support Our Troops Until They All Come Home. Dress code: Casual. Benefits Broken Arrow Blue Star Mothers. Contact Janet Viel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-259-9479. Visit babluestar.org.
9 a.m.-2 p.m. $500, $750, $1,000, $2,000, $3,000, $5,000, $15,000, sponsorships. The Patriot Golf Club, 5790 N. Patriot Dr., Owasso. 17th Annual Scramble Format Golf Tournament. Golf Attire suggested. Benefits Junior Achievement of Oklahoma. Contact Martha Rongey at email@example.com or 918-663-2132. Visit jaok.org.
Western Days 2018
6-9 p.m. $75, individual tickets; $500-$50,000, sponsorships. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. Western Days is in its 22nd year supporting Saint Simeon's. This Western-themed event features an entertaining live auction, a large silent auction, a General Store stocked with hand-made items from Saint Simeon's Residents and staff, a delicious dinner, live music and dancing, and more. Western attire suggested. Benefits Saint Simeon's Foundation. Contact Carolyn Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-794-1977. Visit westerndaysevent.com.
Mission Ignition Flight Night 2018
6-10 p.m. The one-of-a-kind Flight Night event continues for its' fifth year, while funds from Flight Night support transformative STEM Education for Oklahoma students. Find out more on Facebook.com/tulsaflightnight or Twitter @flightnightUSA. Garden Party attire suggested. Benefits Tulsa Charity Flight Night. Contact Mandy Leemhuis at email@example.com or 918-401-5756. Visit tulsaflightnight.org.
Oklahoma Caring Awards
6-9 p.m. $100, individual tickets; Sponsorships range from $1,000 to $10,000. Full tables available for purchase at ticketed price without sponsorship., sponsorships. DoubleTree by Hilton at Warren Place, 6110 S Yale Ave. In times of crisis, Oklahomans have always been known for their spirit of caring for their communities, neighbors, and strangers. Hospitality House is excited to recognize those in our state who exemplify this genuine standard of caring. We look forward honoring individuals, organizations, churches, and companies who care for their loved ones, employees, clients, and communities through the Oklahoma Caring Award. Dress code: Business Formal. Benefits Hospitality House of Tulsa. Contact Rhonda McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-794-0088 x205. Visit hhtulsa.org/oklahomacaringawards
Smoke and Mirrors: All Keyed Up
6 p.m. River Spirit Casino Resort, 8330 Riverside Pkwy. This year's event will include Dueling Pianos, performed by Fun Pianos!, dancing, raffles, games and more. We are excited to welcome LeAnne Taylor, KOTV’s Six in the Morning Show Anchor, as our emcee. Benefits Clarehouse. Visit clarehouse.org.
Cystic Fibrosis Cycle for Life NIGHT RIDE
6:30 p.m. Guthrie Green, 111 East M.B. Brady Street. $45, registration; $150, fundraising minimum. Get your wheels in motion and join us for our 5th annual CF Cycle for Life NIGHT RIDE. Participants will start the evening at our GET LIT tent, getting their glow on and gearing up to ride along the Tulsa River Parks Trails as well as taking a tour through downtown Tulsa, OK. CF Cycle for Life is a fully-supported ride with a fun 20-mile route. From registration to our cycle post party, you can enjoy fully stocked rest stops, bike mechanics for bicycle maintenance and repair, ride marshals to cheer you along the way and plenty of support vehicles to help you complete the ride. This unique event empowers participants to take action and demonstrate their fight in finding a cure for cystic fibrosis in a tangible, emotional and powerful way. Gear Up, Glow Out and support CFF! Benefits Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Visit cff.org/tulsa.
Day of Caring
7 a.m.-3 p.m. Available, sponsorships. A community-wide day of service which will include thousands of volunteers from hundreds of companies across the Tulsa area. Dress code: Casual. Benefits Tulsa Area United Way. Contact Furzanna Iqbal at email@example.com or 918-295-6630. Visit tauw.org/dayofcaring.
Real Men Wear Pink Launch Party
6-8 p.m. FlyingTee, 600 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks. Through the Real Men Wear Pink campaign, Tulsa area men are joining the fight against breast cancer. Candidates commit to a fundraising goal of $2,500 and to wearing pink every day in October to raise awareness. If you want to learn more or become a candidate, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Benefits American Cancer Society. Visit cancer.org.
5:30 p.m., VIP cocktail hour; 6:30 p.m., part starts. Cain’s Ballroom, 423 N Main St. $100, individual tickets; Available, sponsorships. Join Sustainable Tulsa on Friday, September 14th, 2018 for an extravaganza of sight, sound, touch and taste where we will explore the 3Ps (People, Profit, and Planet) of sustainability in an exciting new way! Guests will experience an immersive approach to sustainability at the iconic Cain’s Ballroom. Benefits Sustainable Tulsa. Visit sustainabletulsainc.org/recharge
Restoring Our Community Banquet
5:30 p.m., doors; 6:30 p.m., dinner. The Church at Battle Creek, 3025 N. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow. $50 per Guest, $500 for a table of 10. An evening with Steve Largent, Hall of Fame wide receiver and former U.S. Congressman. Benefits Crossover Community Impact. Contact Rondalyn Abode at email@example.com. Visit crossoverimpact.org
Joy in the Cause Rustic Cuff 5K
7-10 p.m. RiverWest Festival Park, 2100 S. Jackson Ave. Enjoy live music, local food trucks, team challenges, and an all-new Village of Causes at our End-of-Summer Bash at River West Festival Park . Participants in the One Mile Fun Run or the 5K (3.1 mile) can register to race and receive the 2018 custom-designed Rustic Cuff! A Virtual Run is available if you are not able to join us in person. All proceeds from this event support Joy In The Cause. Sponsorships available. Visit joyinthecause.run.
ART 2.0: #harmonicalypso
6:30-9 p.m. $45, individual tickets. $25-$4,000, sponsorships. Oklahoma Performing Arts, Inc., 718 South Elm Place. Spend the evening trying out your tutu, tap shoes, tickling the ivories or bowing your violin! OPA is celebrating National Arts in Education week with “Art 2.0: #hamonicalypso”. Our special guest Jia-yi He will share the positive impact the harmonica plays within our community and the education of tomorrow’s leaders. Dress code: Casual. Benefits Oklahoma Performing Arts, Inc. Contact Laura Norman Tyson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918 269 8304. Visit opan2art.org or purchase tickets on Eventbrite.
Laps for Little Ones
$250-$10,000, sponsorships. Cascia Hall, 2520 S Yorktown Ave. 1-hour fun run and carnival with food and games. Dress code: Casual. Benefits Little Light House. Contact Nicole Fields at email@example.com or 918-664-6746. Visit littlelighthouse.org.
MisFEST: Music Is She Festival
$20-$200, individual tickets; available, sponsorships. River West Festival Park, 2100 South Jackson Ave. Benefits River Parks Authority. Contact Ryan Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9185962008. Visit misfest.com.
7:30-11:30 p.m. Members $125; Adults $150, individual tickets; $500-$20,000, sponsorships. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N Main St. Philbrook invites guests to sample craft cocktails from 16 of the hottest bartenders around town, enjoy some of Tulsa’s best food, and witness live artistic creations by local artists at the Philbrook MIX event, which benefits the Museum. Now in its seventh year, MIX draws more than 500 attendees to relish in music and mixology while the bartenders compete to be named the best MIXologist! Dress code: Cocktail Attire. Benefits Philbrook Museum of Art. Contact Jay Jamison at email@example.com or 918-748-5361. Visit philbrook.org/mix.
7 p.m. Chandler Park, 6500 W 21st St. $20, Ages 12 and under; $30, Ages 12+. You must outrun and outwit a path full of hungry zombies to reach the green zone! The Zombie Outbreak Two Mile Adventure Run is presented by Hex House, one of the nation’s best haunted attractions. Benefits Counseling and Recovery Services of Oklahoma. To learn more, contact Lindsay DeWeese, at 918.392.5809. Visit crsok.org or register here.
Home Remodeling Showcase
Saturday, September 15, 10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, September 16, noon-5 p.m. Stunning Tulsa area homes will be open to the public, showcasing a variety of remodeling projects from the area’s finest remodelers including everything from outdoor living space, master suites and whole home makeovers. Benefits Revitalize T-Town and HBA Charitable Foundation. tulsahba.com/about-the-tour
MCA Golf Classic
$225, individual tickets; $1200 for Team. Golfers from Tulsa and surrounding communities will have an opportunity to hit the links and support a great cause! Metro welcomes any and all businesses and organizations to participate and sponsor the event. The golf tournament is a great way to entertain clients or fellowship with friends. Dress code: Casual. Benefits Metro Christian Academy. Contact Bonnie Polak at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9187459868. Visit metroca.com.
Power Breakfast for Dinner
5:30-8:30 p.m. $75 - $500, individual tickets; $5000 - $25000, sponsorships. The Bond, 608 E 3rd St. Learn more about the incredible group of students that have achieved the highest academic growth of any public school in Tulsa over the past two years and that are pushing every day toward college graduation. Enjoy an evening dedicated to the hardworking staff and students at one of Tulsa’s most rigorous college preparatory programs while enjoying Dilly Diner’s finest breakfast items and Fassler Hall sausages. Support Collegiate Hall’s staff as they create a school focused on delivering outstanding academic results and a structured, values-driven learning environment for students and families in the 61st and Peoria community. Dress code: Business Casual. Benefits Collegiate Hall Charter School. Contact Nikhil Kawlra at email@example.com or 9189251620. Visit collegiatehall.org.
Chapters: A Casual Evening of Books, Bards and Bites
6:30 p.m. Hardesty Regional Library, 8316 E. 93rd St. $50 per person. The evening provides readers with the chance to meet and chat with favorite authors while helping raise money and awareness for Tulsa City-County Library’s Ruth G. Hardman Adult Literacy Service. Chapter 2018 authors are Ally Carter, Sasha Martin and Beatriz Williams. To register, or for more information regarding sponsorship call 918-549-7494. tulsalibrarytrust.org
Evening of Giving
$100, individual tickets. Mike Fretz Event Center, 11545 E 43rd St. The Evening of Giving is a fundraising gala held in late September and presented by the HBA Remodelers Council to raise funds to support local charities.The gala is attended by over 250 members of the Tulsa community and has raised a over $150,000 over the last two years to support the community. Dress code: Cocktail Attire. Benefits HBA Charitable Foundation. Contact Morgan Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-663-5820. Visit Tulsahbacf.com.
6-9 p.m. Helmerich Center for American Research at Gilcrease Museum, 1400 N Gilcrease Museum Rd. $150, individual ticket. Sponsorships available. Please join us as we celebrate a long-standing tradition at the Tulsa Press Club and honor a group of outstanding Tulsa-area civic, business, professional and industrial leaders whose unselfish contributions to the growth, prosperity and culture of Tulsa has made headlines across the city and beyond. We are pleased to announce our 2018 Headliners: Mark Graham, retired president and CEO of the Tulsa Area United Way; Tulsa Teachers, with TPS Superintendent Dr. Deborah Gist and 2018 Tulsa Teacher of the Year Shaniqua Ray accepting; Tony Moore, park director of Gathering Place and Guthrie Green. Benefits Tulsa Press Club Foundation. tulsapressclub.org
McDazzle Fun Ball
6-11 p.m. $250, individual tickets; $1,500-$25,000, sponsorships. Cox Convention Center, 100 Civic Center. McDazzle Fun Ball will feature premier live and silent auctions, great food, and spectacular fun! Dress code: Business Casual. Benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities of Tulsa. Contact Shari Wilkins at email@example.com or 918-496-2727. Visit rmhctulsa.org.
Cattle Barons Ball: Hope Takes Flight
6-10 p.m. Christiansen Aviation, Jones Riverside Airport, 8605 S. Elwood Ave. The American Cancer Society Cattle Barons’ Ball is an annual western gala and one of Tulsa’s most talked about and memorable charity events. In 2018, the event will include live entertainment from American Idol, David Cook, food provided by top local restaurants including BBQ from Burn Co, western-themed activities, and silent and live auctions. Guests of the 2018 Tulsa Cattle Barons' Ball enjoy a unique, upscale event complete with live entertainment, dinner, dancing, auctions and other special attractions including: Live headliner entertainment, One-of-a-kind live and silent auctions, gourmet Bar-B-Que cuisine and open bar, and Special tributes to cancer survivors and those lost to the disease. Benefits American Cancer Society. To learn how you can become a sponsor, please contact Erin Cole at 918.477.5415 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit acstulsa.ejoinme.org/tulsacbb.
Batman Day Tulsa: Masquerade/Cosplay Event and Charity Silent Auction
6-9 p.m. The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow, 1400 W Washington St, Broken Arrow. $10 per person, 12 and under free. Masquerade/Cosplay event. Benefits Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Broken Arrow. email@example.com
6 p.m. Cain's Ballroom, 423 N. Main St. $50, general admission; $250, VIP ticket; $2,500-$15,000, sponsorships. Every September, Clary Sage College hosts Clary Runway, a creative fashion show featuring work from students and alumni of the Fashion Design program. Benefits Community HigherEd Institute. claryrunway.com
8 a.m. Expo Square, 4145 East 21st Street. $20-$50, registration. Together with the Tulsa State Fair and News On 6, we help address the needs of childhood hunger in Tulsa through Food For Kids. Have fun while making a difference in our community! The Corndog Classic will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 8am, at Expo Square in Tulsa. Race Options: Corndog Classic 5K Run/Walk; Corndog Challenge 5K Run/Walk (racers must finish fair foods over the course of the race) ; Fun Run/Walk. Bring your family and enjoy the fun at our 8th annual event! Net proceeds will benefit the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa Area United Way. corndogclassic5k.com
St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer
9 a.m. OneOk Field, 201 N Elgin Ave. $10-$20, registration. Benefits ALSAC St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. stjude.org/walkrun
10 a.m.-2 p.m. 300 Riverwalk Terrace, Jenks. Benefits Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. animalallianceok.org
Tulsa Small Business Connection Summit and Awards
7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Marriott Tulsa Hotel Southern Hills, 1902 E. 71st St. S. $150, individual tickets. The Small Business Summit & Awards Luncheon is northeast Oklahoma’s premier small business event. The summit features national speakers and local business experts and draws more than 500 attendees. The event also includes an annual awards presentation that honors northeast Oklahoma’s outstanding small business owners and their companies. This year's keynote is Kimberly Hicks, vice president of digital media for Disney Channels World Wide. Benefits Tulsa Regional Chamber. tulsachamber.com
Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner
6 p.m. Cox Business Center, 100 Civic Center. $500, individual tickets; $1,500-$25,000, sponsorships. Honoring David G. Page, JPMorgan Chase Bank Vice Chairman and Managing Director for Private Banking activities in Oklahoma. Benefits Tulsa Community College Foundation. For more information regarding sponsorships and tickets to the 2018 Vision in Education Leadership Award Dinner, contact the TCC Foundation at (918) 595-7836 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit tulsacc.edu/foundation
The Tasting At Woodward Park
7-9:30 p.m. $150, individual tickets. Woodward Park, 2435 S. Peoria Avenue. Wine, Beer and Hors d'oeuvres sampling event. Jazz band and fireworks show. Dress code: Business Casual. Benefits Tulsa Garden Center. Contact Information at email@example.com or 918-576-5155. Visit tulsagardencenter.com.
1/2K Joke Race for a Serious Cause
4 p.m., check-in. Manion Park, 3003 E 56th St. $25 per person, $65 per team of four. Join Mainsprings in the 1/2 K “Race” for the Future… where underachievers from across the city will gather together for an afternoon of fun, food, drinks, music, giant yard games, and a little bit of running (if you feel like it). The day will be an excuse to get a little bit of exercise, but most importantly, have some outrageous fun while supporting a great cause. Benefits Mainsprings, formerly the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children. mainsprings.org/halfk
Green Leaf Gala
6-10 p.m. $150, individual tickets; $500-$20,000, sponsorships. DoubleTree Warren Place, 6110 S. Yale Ave. Delicious food, cocktails, live music, dancing, auction, and more. Dress code: Black Tie. Benefits Up With Trees. Contact Julie Etchison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 9186108733. Visit greenleafgala.org.
Komen Tulsa Race for the Cure
River Spirit Casino, 8330 Riverside Parkway. Benefits Susan G. Komen Tulsa. 6am - Doors/Registration opens, Survivor Pavilion opens; 6:30am - Half Marathon begins; 7:30 - Timed 5K 9:30am - Untimed 5K; 10:30am 1-Mile Fun Run. komentulsa.org
Thin Mint Sprint
6:30 p.m., fun run; 7 p.m., 5K. RiverPark Trails, 96th and Riverside. This year's run will be a GLOW RUN again and will be held at the RiverPark Trails at 96th and Riverside on September 29, 2018. There will be a 1-mile Tagalong Trot that is a perfect chance for those who might not be ready for timed 5K. Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age category in the 5K after the race. All 5K runners will receive their very own box of Thin Mints along with a t-shirt and a medal. Tagalong Trot participants will receive a t-shirt. Benefits Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. gseok.org
Editor’s note: TulsaPeople is a sponsor of the highlighted events.