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.


Presenting Sponsor

Tom Rinehart

Reception Sponsor

John Bumgarner

Gold Sponsors


The Consultants

Helmerich & Payne

Price Family Properties

Drummond Law & POSTOAK Lodge

Final Touch Cleaning

Explorer Pipeline

Silver Sponsors




Grant Thornton

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Bronze Sponsors

Jackie Cooper Imports

We B Trees


TTCU Federal Credit Union

Automatic Engineering & Acrobat Ant

Del Dreyer, Rob Berry, & Mike Bartlett

Tom Hardcastle, Jeff Johnson & Joe Moore

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Did you know that last week the Tulsa Boys' Home celebrated a century of providing healing and hope to more than 13,000 boys who have either been displaced, abused, or faced substance abuse.

The Boy's Home was founded in 1918 after a Rotarian noticed a young boy sleeping in a box in a downtown Tulsa alley. The Rotary Club of Tulsa and First Presbyterian Church joined to address the plight of Tulsa orphans, and in 1918, a house at 7th and Boulder was purchased for $10,000 and the Tulsa Boys' Home was born.

Thank you to the Tulsa Boys' Home for a century of helping the community and making a difference. You are our "Rotary Inspiration."
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Don't forget that our monthly #ThirstyThursday is tonight! If you're looking for an opportunity to catch up with fellow Rotarians you haven't seen in a while, or want to bring a guest, this is the perfect option. We will see you at Ol'Vine on Peoria tonight from 5:30 - 7:30. Cheers! ... See MoreSee Less

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