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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As we get closer to Thanksgiving, we want to continue to show our gratitude to the Rotarians that inspire us. Today's "Be the Inspiration" is none other than James Vierheller, better known as "Mr. Ed."

Mr. Ed is called upon at weekly Rotary luncheons to "auction" items and raise funds for our foundation, and he always accepts his duty and gets top dollar. He is an inspiration to all for this ethical character, dedication, high standards, and willingness to help others. We are most fortunate to have Mr. Ed in our club, but we sure aren't the only ones. Just ask anyone in the City of Catoosa about his inherited "Iris Garden."

Thank you Mr. Ed for being you! You are our inspiration!
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Another great Rotary meeting was had yesterday! Informative information was shared by Oklahoma FBI Special Agent in Charge, Kathryn Peterson AND we had two new Rotarians join our club! #betheinspiration ... See MoreSee Less

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We're very excited to host Special Agent in Charge of the Oklahoma City Field Office, Kathryn Peterson. Prior to joining the FBI in 1990, Ms. Peterson served as a U.S. Army intelligence analyst in occupied Berlin.

During her years in the FBI – Federal Bureau of Investigation she has worked within the National Security Division, the Counter-terrorism Division, and Inspection Division at the FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Join us as we learn more about Ms. Peterson and her work with the FBI this Wednesday, Nov.14th at 11:30am when our doors open for lunch!
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Thank you to all of the veterans that have served this country!

Meet Past Rotary President Scott Petty. Scott served as with the U.S. Army as a helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. During his years of service, he earned a Bronze Star, Air Medal and a Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry. By the time Scott finished his military, he held a captain rank.

Do you have a loved one that has enlisted and fought for our country? If so, share their story below!
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