Welcome to the 25th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards

Benefiting the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation

Celebrating the selfless act of giving back to the community, the annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards recognize two nationally known athletes who are generous of heart in the communities through their own or others' charitable organizations. The annual dinner and award ceremony draws celebrities from across the country including professional athletes, Olympic champions, coaches, athletic directors, university presidents, sportscasters and more. The recipients of the award receive a trophy and a donation is made to a local charity in the athlete's name from the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation.


Who is Henry P. Iba?


The Iba Awards are named after famed basketball coach, Henry P. Iba, who was the winner of two Olympic gold medals for coaching the US basketball team, two NCAA Men's Division 1 basketball championships at Oklahoma A & M, now Oklahoma State University (OSU), and serving as OSU's athletic director winning 19 championships in five sports. While he was considered to be one of the toughest coaches in the NCAA, he believed in building athletes with good character.


Who Does this Fundraiser Support?


Proceeds from the Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards support the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation (RCTF), a 501(c)(3) organization. The foundation provides financial assistance to Tulsa area and Rotary projects including Tulsa Boys Home, The Little Light House, Girl Scouts-Magic Empire, Operation Aware, Up with Trees, YMCA, DVIS, Neighbor for Neighbor and Special Olympics Oklahoma. The foundation was created in 1972 and has given grants totaling more than $1.7 million since its inception.


Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Tom Rinehart

Reception Sponsor


John Bumgarner

Gold Sponsors


Aaon


The Consultants


Helmerich & Payne


Price Family Properties


Drummond Law & POSTOAK Lodge


Final Touch Cleaning


Explorer Pipeline



Silver Sponsors


Aaon


Williams


BCBSOK


Grant Thornton


Cherokee Nation Businesses


Bronze Sponsors


Jackie Cooper Imports


We B Trees


GableGotwals


TTCU Federal Credit Union


Automatic Engineering & Acrobat Ant


Del Dreyer, Rob Berry, & Mike Bartlett


Tom Hardcastle, Jeff Johnson & Joe Moore


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In honor of the Rotary theme of the year, "Be the Inspiration", we wanted to share Hannibal B. Johnson's presidential message for the club:

"Let’s make 2018 - 2019 a banner year for the Rotary Club of Tulsa. Let’s continue to place service above self and elevate those around us.
If you’re not already a member, now’s the time to become one.
Build your business and professional network;
Share your knowledge and experience with creatives and innovators;
Mentor or be mentored;
Invest in our community;
Make a difference in the lives of others; and
Engage with our global, quality-of-life initiatives.
It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s life-changing.
Talk to a Rotarian or visit tulsarotary.com for details."

Hannibal B. Johnson
President, Rotary Club of Tulsa
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