Fathers will be pitted against sons, but it’s for a charitable cause.

The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 815 S. Utica Ave., will stage a “horse” competition on the basketball court from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 18.

The open-to-the-public annual event, intended to raise funds and awareness about the center, features one-on-one “horse” clashes featuring sports figures, politicians, business leaders, media figures and others.

Among the scheduled showdowns: Oklahoma State basketball legend Bryant “Big Country” Reeves versus his son, current OSU player Trey Reeves. Another father-son match-up will pit Southern Hills Country Club general manager Nick Sidorakis against son Nick Sidorakis, a former OSU guard. OSU assistant coach Scott Sutton will compete against nephew Spencer Sutton.

The event (the Eddie Sutton Challenge: Shoot for The Center) will take place in a new Hardesty Family Adaptive Sports Complex on the northeast corner of 11th Street and Utica Avenue. Parking and entry to the building is just north of 11th Street.

Cheering sections are encouraged. To encourage guest participation, Mazzio’s is sponsoring a “spirit for the center” award, and the celebrity with the rowdiest, loudest crowd will win a pizza party for 100 people.

Find a schedule at tulsacenter.org.

Matchups and scheduled start times:

1 p.m.: Scott Sutton (OSU assistant coach) vs. Spencer Sutton (former ORU player).

1:13 p.m.: Michelle Hardesty (Hardesty Family Foundation) vs. Lori Selby (Mazzio’s).

1:26 p.m.: Mike Boynton (OSU men’s basketball coach) vs. John Holcomb (KOTV channel 6 sports director).

1:39 p.m.: Free throw contest.

1:52 p.m.: Scott Beller (Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges board president) vs. Torrel Miles (Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges member ambassador).

2:05 p.m.: Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell vs. Sean Kouplen (Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce, Regent Bank CEO).

2:18 p.m.: Randy Rutherford (former OSU player) vs. Keiton Page (OSU basketball staffer, former player).

2:31 p.m.: Carlin Conner (SemGroup CEO) vs. John Hewitt (Matrix Service Company CEO).

2:57 p.m.: Dave Rader (State senator) vs. Cayden McFarland (KJRH channel 2 sports director).

3:10 p.m.: Bryant “Big Country” Reeves (former OSU player) vs. Trey Reeves (OSU player).

3:23 p.m.: Jimmie Tramel (Tulsa World pop culture writer) vs. Jerry “The Big O” Ostroski (radio personality, former TU/NFL lineman).

3:36 p.m.: Conley Phipps (Booker T. Washington basketball coach) vs. Rob Allison (Memorial basketball coach).

3:49 p.m.: Dr. Larry Wofford (Dean, TU’s College of Business) vs. Gerard Clancy (TU president).

4:02 p.m.: Jono Helmerich (MidFirst Bank) vs. Hans Helmerich (Helmerich & Payne).

4:15 p.m.: Bill Blankenship (Owasso football coach) vs. David Alexander (Broken Arrow football coach).

4:28 p.m.: Nick Sidorakis (Southern Hills country club general manager) vs. Nick Sidorakis, Jr. (former OSU player).

4:41 p.m.: Alicia Connor Todd (Former TU player) vs. Natalie Cash (K-95 DJ, former OBU player).

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Jimmie is a pop culture and feature writer at the Tulsa World. A former Oklahoma sports writer of the year, he has written books about former Oklahoma football coach Barry Switzer and former Oklahoma State football coach Pat Jones. Phone: 918-581-8389