6808 S 107th E Avenue
Tulsa, OK 74133
6:00 p.m. Monday, June 3, 2013
The Rotary Club of Tulsa is presenting its 20th Annual Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards on Monday, June 3, 2013. The black-tie celebrity reception, dinner and awards presentation will be held at 6:00 p.m. at the Tulsa Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center at 71st Street & HW 169 in Tulsa.
This year’s keynote speaker will be one of the top coaching figures in college basketball, John Calipari, the University of Kentucky Wildcats basketball coach. In addition to coaching, Calipari is a humanitarian who used telethons to raise money for victims of the Haiti earthquake and last year’s Hurricane Sandy. Plus, his foundation has raised millions of dollars to help people in need across the country.
The Iba Awards were created in 1994 to recognize a male and a female premier athlete who have not only excelled in their sport, but also have shown by their actions a desire to help others. Henry P. Iba, a former Oklahoma State University basketball coach and coach of three U.S. Olympic basketball teams, was an unparalleled success as a coach, a leader and a citizen. Each recipient will receive a solid bronze trophy and $15,000 donated to their favorite charity. The recipients will be announced prior to the event.
Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of Tulsa Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that gives financial assistance to worthy organizations located primarily in Tulsa and surrounding communities. Examples of organizations that have benefited from these funds include: Tulsa Boys’ Home, The Little Light House, Girl Scouts-Magic Empire, Operation Aware, Up With Trees, YMCA, Salvation Army, DVIS, Neighbor for Neighbor and Special Olympics.
Event sponsorships, tables and individual tickets ($175 each) are still available. For more information, contact the Rotary Club of Tulsa office at 918-584-7642 or online at ibaawards.com. $175 per person. Table sponsorships are available.