Welcome to the 24th 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.


During the event, two area high school citizen athletes are also honored for the prowess in their respective sports as well as their involvement in the community. These honors are called the Eddie Sutton Tustenugee Awards which singles out two players who best exhibit the traits of tenacity and unselfishness. In the language of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, "tustenugee" means "warrior." These citizen athletes are nominated by athletic directors from across northeast Oklahoma.


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.


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Kudos to the students attending Camp Enterprise OK this year. Great to see you today at Rotary! ... See MoreSee Less

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Our annual Camp Enterprise meeting is this week. Chair Jan Laub will recap this year's camp and introduce us to this year's winners. ... See MoreSee Less

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#Inspiration #Fortitude #GivingBack These are words that describe Iba Awards keynote speakers and honorees. Make plans now to attend the 6/26 event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa including reception and dinner. Gold tables with celebrity guests can be purchased through May 1 at 10 a.m. Other tables and seats are available as well. Proceeds fund the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation which gives back to area projects and non-profits. Shannon Miller Lauren Chamberlain Chris Herren Rotary Club of Tulsa VYPE Oklahoma Tulsa World NBA on ESPN Sports Illustrated

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Love #football? Look who's attending the Iba Awards this year on June 26! Marcus Dupree will be there as a celebrity guest supporting the good works of #CitizenAthletes who give back to their communities. Join us by getting your table or seat now! #SitWithDupree www.IbaAwards.com. VYPE Oklahoma Rotary Club of Tulsa Rotary International Tulsa World Sports Extra TulsaPeople Magazine Tulsa Lifestyle Oklahoma Sports & Fitness The University of Oklahoma

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Today, Rotarians heard from an array of organizations serving Tulsa including Gatesway, NewView Oklahoma and THE CENTER for Individuals with Physical Challenges. The inclusion panel was led by Robert Babcock of Oklahoma Natural Gas. ... See MoreSee Less

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