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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We look forward to having Dr. Wayne Leimbach at our weekly luncheon tomorrow. A specialist in interventional and structural cardiology, he received his medical degree from Northwestern University and his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan.

Join us as he discusses "The Future of Cardiology."

Doors open at 11:30am! See you there!
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Happy 2019! We hope this year is filled with many blessings and happiness. Remember: our first meeting of 2019 is next Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 2019. See you all there! ... See MoreSee Less

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2018 might be almost over, but our appreciation for our Rotarians is not. The last, but certainly not least, Club inspiration (of 2018) that we want to highlight is our very own Secretary/Treasurer Jeri Barrientos.

An anonymous Rotarian describes Jeri as follows: "She is a quiet Rotarian who makes a significant impact on our club, mostly behind the scenes. Jeri was a beneficiary of Rotary youth programs and scholarships growing up and she sought our Rotary in 2007 to start giving back, serving in multiple leadership roles in our club in the past decade. Jeri is an active reminder of why it is so important to support youth programs."

We are so happy to have you as a part of our Club. Thank you Jeri!
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Happy Holiday from our Rotary Family to yours! Remember that we will not have a meeting tomorrow, Dec. 26th. We look forward to seeing you all at our first meeting of the new year on Jan. 9th, 2019 ... See MoreSee Less

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The Tulsa Fire Department welcomed a new Tulsa Fire Apparatus at a special Housing Ceremony yesterday. The most exciting part about the event is that Ladder 22 was dedicated to a man who spent much of his life protecting Tulsa and her citizens. Tulsa Fire Chief E. Stanley Hawkins served the citizens of Tulsa for 37 years. Ladder 22 will be known as "The Hawk" and is adorned with special graphics to celebrate the contributions that Chief Hawkins made during his career. Stanley Hawkins was a Rotarian for 49 years, and served as President of the Rotary Club of Tulsa from 1984-85. ... See MoreSee Less

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