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May 25, 2012

‘Boots Goes to Gilcrease' to Raise Funds for Bit by Bit June 8

The eighth annual Boots fundraiser, benefiting the Rogers State University Bit by Bit Therapeutic Horseback Riding Program, will take place Friday, June 8, at Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa.

Pictured from left are Shirley Martin, Bit by Bit volunteer; Wanda Sanders, representing presenting sponsor Overhead Door Company of Tulsa; Linda Barron, Bit by Bit director; Ellie Westfall, Bit by Bit participant; Leslie Westfall, Boots Goes To Gilcrease planning committee chair
Pictured from left are Shirley Martin, representing presenting sponsor the Hille Foundation; Wanda Sanders,
representing presenting sponsor Overhead Door Company of Tulsa; Linda Barron, Bit by Bit director;
Ellie Westfall, Bit by Bit participant; Leslie Westfall, Boots Goes To Gilcrease planning committee chair

 

“Boots Goes to Gilcrease” will feature a dinner, silent and live auctions and live cowboy music by Paul Bogart.

Travis Meyer, meteorologist with KOTV Channel 6, will return as the event’s emcee with co-host Kristen Tallent of Fox23. Jack Bogart will serve as the auctioneer for the event.

“Boots Goes to Gilcrease” will begin at 6:00 p.m. at Gilcrease Museum, located at 1400 North Gilcrease Museum Road. Museum tours will be available to Boots guests beginning at 5:15 p.m. Tickets for the event are $50 per person.

Proceeds from the event benefit Bit by Bit, a therapeutic horseback riding program serving individuals with disabilities. The program operates at the RSU Equestrian Center, located five miles south of Oologah and two miles north of Collinsville on U.S. Highway 169.

The highly-regarded program provides riding sessions and other therapeutic interactions with the horses which improve balance and enhances strength, coordination, language along with cognitive and behavioral skills for participating clients.

The event organizing committee includes event chair Leslie Westfall and committee members Cheryl and John Brooks, Michelle Crawford, Sue MacClish, Dana Ramos, Elmer Symsack and Normajean Tomasko.

Sponsors for “Boots Goes to Gilcrease” currently include:

  • At the Wranglers Level (presenting sponsor): Overhead Door Company of Tulsa, Inc. and the Hille Foundation
  • Rustlers Level: The Oxley Foundation
  • Spurs Level: Stephany and Jeff Nichols, Pelco, Rogers County Abstract, Tiger Natural Gas, Inc. and Williams

For more information or to reserve tickets, call the Bit by Bit office at (918) 371-1750.