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OKG Newsletter


Topic: charity

‘Poverty is the worst form of violence’


Letters to the Editor

Glen Garcia
What a novel excuse for being selfish, miserly, complacent and sedentary. Cite Bible passages and pretend you’re superior to all the “evil” liberals out there who are out to increase your taxes.
 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Watch Arcade Fire's Win Butler crossover dribble

Thunder forward Nick Collison, Butler, others play charity ball in Canada.

So what did we learn from watching this video of Arcade Fire ringleader Win Butler participating in a Toronto charity basketball tournament with a handful of actual (white) NBA players, musicians and others?

1. He's better at shooting threes than Matt Bonner.

2. While kinda lanky and awkward, he's got better-than-average ball-handling skills and left-hand finish ability, so long as Matt Bonner is not patiently waiting in the paint to swat the eff out of it.

3. Dude hustles.

4. Dude passes OK from the low post.

5. Dude talks decent white-boy smack, at best.

Also, OKC Thunder workhorse Nick Collison deserves a shoutout for his awesome deadpan humor here (which comes at no surprise to anyone who follows him on Twitter). When asked why he should be the top overall draft pick in the charity tournament, he dropped some real talk: "I'm one of the only professional athletes here." Watch below.

by Matt Carney 09.23.2011 2 years ago
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Give a Hoot

Hooters employee Kaylee Farris repping Oklahoma in chain's 'DreamGirl' TV competition.


Features

Rod Lott
After helping raise millions for charity, doesn't Kaylee Farris deserve $10,000 of her own?
 
Friday, January 20, 2012

Twitter me this

Be @ the city’s first tweet-driven comedy show.


Performing Arts

Greg Elwell
OKC Twitter ... Live
9-11 p.m. Friday
Paseo Underground
2415 N. WALKER
sexytornado.com

557-1105
$5-$10
 
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

From Bachelor to banquet

Stay tuned for the most dramatic March of Dimes banquet yet ...

Today marks the 36th annual March of Dimes Mercy Sports Headliner Awards Banquet, to be held on the floor of the Cox Convention Center. This event will honor athletes and coaches who have taken an active interest and brought national attention to the Oklahoma March of Dimes Chapter.

The national voluntary healthy agency's mission is to improve the health of babies by way of prevention and education.

Flying in to host for the evening is ABC's The Bachelor host Chris Harrison, who used to work and play in Oklahoma. As a former Oklahoma City University soccer player, he's personally interested in sports, as well as philanthropic ventures.

“I just wanted to find a way to come back to Oklahoma City. This was a great excuse to come back to a place that means a lot to me. It's where I started,” said Harrison. “To be asked to come back is a real honor for me. I'm very excited to come home and see everybody.”

Reserve a table by calling 943-1024. If you won't be in attendance tonight, you can still help by donating your time or money here.
by Jenn Scott 03.08.2012 2 years ago
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Nonprofits owe much to Chesapeake


Commentary

Deborah Mcauliffe Senner
As most of Oklahoma’s nonprofit organizations would agree, the landscape of our state’s charitable community would be much different without the generous support of our corporate donors. Allied Arts’ visionary donors — Chesapeake Energy, the Chickasaw Nation and Devon Energy — along with all our corporate partners, are committed to investing in the enhancement of the communities in which their employees live and work, and we are grateful beneficiaries.
 
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
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It’s a mystery ...

Ssshhhh! Secret blockbuster to screen for charity next week.

One of summer’s most-anticipated films yet to be released is screening early for charity, and you’re invited! Just don’t expect what to know for sure what you’re seeing until the lights go down.

At 6 p.m. Aug. 7 at Harkins Bricktown Cinemas, 150 E. Reno, Citizens Caring for Children hosts “A Night at the Movies.” For a $50 ticket, not only do you gain admission, but get treated to hors d’oevures (or “snacks,” if you don’t speak fancy), drinks, popcorn, swag bags and the opportunity to take part in a silent auction featuring movie memorabilia.

It’s all for a good cause, as CCC is a nonprofit organization that provides shoes, clothes, books, school supplies and more to Oklahoma foster children. All proceeds from the event directly benefit the organization, so call 753-4099 or visit citizenscaringforchildren.org to secure your ticket.

But to play detective, if the “pre-screening of one of this summer's blockbuster hits” claim is legit, my money’s on The Bourne Legacy, for three reasons:
1. The movie opens three days later.
2. There's a press screening of Legacy scheduled at Harkins that night.
3. One of its producers, Frank Marshall, is no stranger to doing good deeds for Oklahoma charities. Remember when he brought Matt Damon to town for the premiere of the last Bourne movie?

Hey, that’s just my guess. I possess no insider knowledge. If I’m wrong, then my alternate pick is ParaNorman, because I can’t picture a charity going gung-ho for The Expendables 2. As cool as that would be. —Rod Lott

by Rod Lott 08.01.2012 2 years ago
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Noise for toys

Four local bands of varying genres unite for one night to support an incredible cause.


Music

Zach Hale
Rock for Tots with Your Mom, Kefalonia, Sons of Beatrice and Eight
8 p.m. Friday
Blue Note Lounge
2408 N. Robinson
thebluenotelounge.com
600-1166
$5 or free with unwrapped toy
 
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Sweet charity


CFN

Gazette staff

Oklahoma-born country music sweetheart Carrie Underwood and actress Olivia Munn have been busy shaming the rest of us self-absorbed brats. The two, by virtue of bestowing charitable gifts of kindness upon those less fortunate — human and animal alike — made DoSomething.org's list of 2012’s “Top 20 Celebs Gone Good.”

 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Swine breeds success

Edmond high school students hope to raise half a million for charity during Swine Week.


Features

Rachael Cervenka
Local high school students are stepping out of the classroom and into the real world to raise awareness and make a financial difference for individuals without limbs.
 
Friday, March 1, 2013
 
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