2012 – Bob Carpenter

In 36 years as a play-by-play announcer, host, reporter, writer and anchor, Bob Carpenter has been one of the nation’s busiest sportscasters, from local radio and TV, to regional sports, to the national stage on USA Network and ESPN. He has called thousands of sporting events in more than a dozen sports at every level.

Carpenter is in his 7th year as TV voice of the Washington Nationals and his 29th season as a major league baseball announcer, including stops in the TV booths of the St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, New York Mets and Minnesota Twins. For the last 10 years he has been the TV voice of University of Oklahoma basketball.

Carpenter has won two Emmys for Cardinals baseball, and was nominated for four others in St. Louis, New York and Washington. In 18 years with ESPN, he was a mainstay of their college basketball, football and major league baseball coverage. He has announced numerous NCAA Tournaments and Bowl Games. His work with USA in the ‘80s included hosting the U.S. Open Tennis Championships and Masters Golf, as well as numerous PGA Tour events.

In Tulsa, Carpenter has broadcast Tulsa Oilers baseball, Tulsa Roughnecks soccer, KTUL-TV Channel 8, KRAV-FM 96, and currently appears weekly on 97.1-FM The Sports Animal. An accomplished public speaker, Carpenter has been active with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Tulsa and St. Louis, has emceed functions for the Tulsa Area United Way and Union Schools Education Foundation, and has served as corporate spokesman for several Tulsa and St. Louis corporations. His broadcasting travels have taken him to 48 states, Canada and Japan, but he has called Tulsa home for 36 years.

For the past four years, he and his wife Debbie have hosted the Operation Hope Charity Golf Tournament at Meadowbrook Country Club, a unique event that brings to Tulsa major league baseball players, coaches and managers and other celebrities from various sports with all proceeds going to charity.

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Rotary Club of Tulsa

When terror struck the heartland, just 90 minutes away, we all stood united as Oklahomans. One day after the Murrah Building bombing, the Rotary Club of Tulsa provided a $50,000 grant from the proceeds of that year’s Iba Awards, which was then duplicated by others in Tulsa. Within another day, $100,000 was provided to our colleagues at the OKC Downtown Rotary Club 29 to use wherever they saw the need was most urgent to help our fellow Oklahomans.

Over the years, particularly at our club’s Celebrate! Centennial Banquet in 2015, the OKC Club has recognized this gift as a welcome symbol of Rotary friendship at a time when their club and the entire city was shaken.
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This group of Rotarians had a “wheely” good time building the Rotary Wheel underwater in the Philippines to help protect the marine life that supports many fishing villages.

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We had a fantastic program today hearing from Olympic athlete, author, international speaker, and jazz artist Dr. Madeline Manning Mims. Wanting to hear from more great speakers? View our upcoming program calendar: tulsarotary.com/index.php/meetings/ ... See MoreSee Less

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Happy #FoundationFriday! Thanks to our own Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation that for 17 years has provided funding to drill more than 600 water wells in the most impoverished parts of Nicaragua. ... See MoreSee Less

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