People & Places: Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter sets for fundraiser Saturday
BY DANNA SUE WALKER World Staff Writer
Thursday, February 14, 2013
2/14/13 at 4:39 AM
Just like all Oklahoma State University supporters, members of the Tulsa Chapter of the OSU Alumni Association bleed orange.
That is especially true as the association gets ready for its annual Vintage O-State: Loyal & True auction and scholarship fundraiser 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
Those attending will enjoy live music, silent and live auctions, and a chance to have a photo taken with Pistol Pete. Channel 8's Kristin Dickerson will be the emcee, and special guests will include OSU radio play-by-play voice Dave Hunziker, OSU women's golf coach Alan Bratton and David Case, grandson of the original Pistol Pete - Frank Eaton.
"Our chapter is actively creating engaged and sustained relationships between our regional community and our alumni," said Steven Jacoby, president of the Tulsa OSU Alumni Chapter. "We want to create opportunities that share the mission and passion of Oklahoma State University for the betterment of our community."
Alumnus Tyler Ambrose will be the auctioneer for such items as four tickets in the Flintco suite at the BOK Center to see Fleetwood Mac on May 5, with overnight accommodations; the Primeaux Kia suite at ONEOK Field for up to 20 people to watch a Drillers game; OSU Wine Forum event tickets with overnight accommodations; a week-long stay in a six-bed/six-bath home in Crested Butte, Colo.; and 16 weeks of advertising on a Tulsa-area Lamar billboard.
Proceeds from ticket sales and the auctions will benefit Tulsa-area high school students planning to attend OSU. The chapter has raised more than $150,000 in scholarships over the past five years. In 2012, 18 students were awarded scholarship totaling $31,250.
Tickets are $80 per person. Corporate and individual sponsorships range from $250 to $2,500. All sponsorships include a program listing and event tickets.
Presenting sponsors for this year's Vintage O-State include Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa and the OSU Alumni Association.
Other sponsors include OSU Tulsa; Allegra Print & Imaging; The Bama Companies; Joe Bohannon, Attorney; Concrete Services Corporation; Crossland Construction; Joel and Mishele Embry; Ernst & Young; Glazer's; Steven and Debbie Jacoby; Joe West Insurance; Leader's Life; Ben Leslie; Mid Continent Group; OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine; Parkhill's Liquors & Wine; Regent Bank; Republic National Distributing Company; Sharon and Don Robinson; Dr. Scott Cyrus; and Ken and Julie Smith.
To purchase event tickets, become a sponsor or make a donation to the Tulsa Chapter Scholarship Fund, visit tulsaworld.com/orangeconnectiontulsa or contact Steven Jacoby at 918-599-4325.
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Lindsey Smith (left), Steven Jacoby, Whitney Pancoast, Erik Scott and Tina Parkhill prepare for the Vintage O-State fundraiser Saturday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. STEPHEN PINGRY / Tulsa World