Don’t miss out on Early Bird pricing for the 2014 Race for Hope!

The Race for Hope is scheduled for October 25th at Lake Overholser.  The race hosts the 12K State Championship race, and additionally a 5K and 1 mile celebration/memorial walk/run.

Register on-line at www.raceforhopeokc.com

Register by September 30th for $25

After September 30th registration is $35 and race day registration is $40.  T-shirts are only guaranteed if you have registered by September 30th.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available!  Families can help sponsor the event by purchasing a memorial/celebration sign for $150 that will be proudly displayed on the course that day for the runners to see and read as they pass by.  We can put pictures of your loved one and their names or whatever you desire.

Corporate or small business sponsorships are available also.  For more information regarding sponsorships, please contact Nancy Miller at 405-843-4673 or nmiller@okbtf.org.

  • Kids Carnival games
  • Face painting
  • Food Trucks
  • Pony Rides
  • Inflatables
  • much, much more!

Help us reach our goal of raising $15K this year for brain tumor and child cancer families!  Start your own fundraising page!

When you register your account at active.com it will ask you to develop a fundraising page to help raise funds to support families.  You can then market your fundraising efforts through social media and email.  The person or family who raises the most funds wins the Fight for Life Award which will be presented after the race on October 25th.

For more information, please call 405-843-4673.  We look forward to seeing you on October 25th!

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Are you ready for some football!!!!!! We are and to prove our point, the OKBTF is partnering with ESPN.com to host a charity Fantasy Foobtall Challenge (FFC) this year.   Registration begins August 1st and will conclude on August 29th at 5:00 p.m.  Registration is $25 per team and you could win up to $1,000.  The overall winner of the challenge will be the team with the best overall record, with the tie breaker being the team with the highest number of points at the end of the season.  Depending on the number of teams that register, the winner will win 10% of the overall proceeds of the challenge up to $1,000.  For example if we have 100 teams register the winner would win $250.  The more people who register the larger the winning prize will be.  So help us spread the word, invite your friends, and everyone you know to play and help increase the winning prize amount.

League drafts will be on August 30th at 12:00 Noon.  Once registered you will receive an email with instructions regarding the draft and league assignments.  Do you want to play with all your friends?  Let us know what you want to name the league and then notify up to 20 friends, and once they register they can request to be assigned to your league.  You dont’ have a specific league you want to play in?  That’s okay too!  We can assign you to a league.

To register click here!  It’s only $25 and it is completely tax deductible!  Invite your friends to play and help us raise much needed funds for brain and child cancer families!!

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We are so proud to announce the Bobby Murcer Memorial Swing for Hope raised over $100K this year to support brain tumor and child cancer patients and families!  The tournament which was hosted at Oak Tree Country Club on June 9th, had 148 players attend and over 250 people in attendance for the dinner, auction and awards.  Gary England our event Chairman, along with Goose Gossage and Willie Wood entertained golfers on the course that day.  Goose and Willie hit long drive shots all day for golfers for a donation.  The day concluded with the 19th Hole Party and Auction where golfers listened to stories about Bobby from his close friends Goose Gossage, Gary England and Jim Lindstrom.  A delicious fajita dinner was provided by Ted’s Cafe Escondido.  We are so thankful to our sponsors, volunteers and committee members for helping us to make this year’s tournament so successful.
 
Special thanks to our sponsors:
 
Jim Lindstrom
OU Medical Center
NY Yankees
Dewayne Murcer Memorial Fund
Sports Talk 1400
Hudiburg Investments
IMpressions Printing
Mathis Brothers
Mercy Hospital
Impact Telecom
Yale Oil
Vintrol, Inc.
Liberty Homes
Boley One
National Oil VARCO
OK401K, Inc.
PDC Logic
John Vance Auto
Johnnies Charcoal Broiler
LBJ Rugs
Bank SNB
Commerce Bank
Engineered Equipment
Hunter Mechanical
Jennifer Kiersch
KOCO-TV
Procure Proton Center
Credence Foundation
Technical Drilling
The Bank of the West
Reserve Petroleum Co.
Ray Timpanelli
 
Plans are underway for next year’s tournament.  If you would like to sponsor or be involved on the planning committee, please call Nancy Miller at 405-843-4673.
 
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2014 Bobby Murcer Memorial Swing for Hope

Webformat_logo2014 Bobby Murcer Memorial Swing for Hope

The Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation (OKBTF) is proud to announce our annual “Swing for Hope” charity golf tournament will now officially be the Bobby Murcer Memorial Swing for Hope Charity Golf Classic, in honor of Bobby Murcer and the Murcer family’s commitment to supporting brain tumor and child cancer families.  A five-time All Star in his 18 years in the majors, and a three-time Emmy Award winning New York Yankees broadcaster for 24 years, Bobby was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006 and passed away just 19 months later.

The Tournament is scheduled for June 9th and will be hosted by Oak Tree Country Club. Registration for the four-man scramble will begin at 11:30, with a shotgun start at 1:00 pm.   Lunch is being generously sponsored by Mercy Hospital and the Pita Pit.  The event will conclude with the 19th Hole Cocktail Party and Auction sponsored by Hudiburg Investments and Ted’s Cafe Escondido.  Invite your spouse and join us for fajitas, cocktails, live and silent auctions.

Registration is $300 for individuals and $1,200 per team, and includes green fee and cart, gifts and prizes, lunch and 19th Hole Party.  Team sponsorships start at $1,500 and a variety of individual and corporate sponsorship levels are available.

 

Register & pay on-line by clicking here!

Kay Murcer and the Murcer family will be on hand at the event June 9th along with many of Bobby’s friends and celebrities, including Goose Gossage.  A Yankee favorite and Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher, Gossage was one of the Yankees’ top relievers and played with the 1978 World Champion team.    Event Chairman is Oklahoma’s favorite meteorologist Gary England, one of Bobby’s closest friends.  England, local celebrities Kevin Bookout, Willie Wood and others will be among the participants.

“Our family is honored to have the event take on Bobby’s name and to continue his quest to support the wonderful programs of the Oklahoma Brain Tumor Foundation, which provide hope for so many families.  Thanks to our many friends who plan to participate… I know together we can make a difference in the lives of others,” said Kay Murcer.

Highlights of this year’s event include the Impact Telecom Million Dollar Shoot Out, hole-in-one opportunities including a Rolex Watch from BC Clark Jewelers, a Ford F150 Truck from John Vance Motors and a car from Hudiburg Investment Group.

Presenting Sponsors include OU Medicine, and Jim Lindstrom.  Major sponsors include the Dewayne Murcer Memorial Foundation, NY Yankees, Mathis Brothers, Hudiburg Investments, Impressions Printing, Sports Talk 1400, Impact Telecom and Mercy Hospital.

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Thank you to all the generous companies and individuals who have helped make 2013 a success!  Thank you to Mr. Gary England, 2013 Annual Campaign Chairman and Mr. Kevin Bookout, 2013 Co-Chairman for your support and efforts to help us reach our $100K goal.  We are on our way to reaching that goal due to your support and hard work!

  We are so thankful to Devon Energy for adopting 10 of our brain and child cancer families this Christmas and also to the other 15 individual families who adopted brain and child cancer families this Christmas.  We are so thankful to all of you who helped make Christmas a memory to be treasured.

Also thank you to Metro Technology Centers, The Linked Church and Johnny Carino’s for sponsoring our Christmas Party this year.  We had well over 100 kids and adults attend the event.  Santa Clause dropped in to hand out some toys to all the good little boys and girls and The Linked Church  breakdancers performed. Johnny Carino’s donated all the food and Metro Technology Centers donated the facility.

We also recently received $6,000 from Homeland Stores and $5,000 from the Cox Connects Foundation.  We are so thankful for their support.  A very special thank you to Impressiosn Printing for being our 2013 print sponsor and providing well over $10,000 in donated printing services to OKBTF.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

 

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