The OU Club of Greater Kansas City (OUCKC) hopes all of our Sooner Nation has a Happy Thanksgiving, gets to enjoy time with your families and many can join OUCKC for the OU Game 12 Watch Party Saturday, Nov. 25th @ 2:45PM vs. WVU at Tanner’s Bar & Grill – College Blvd.
The Barry Switzer autographed, framed 1985 Trophy Poster will be awarded at halftime of this game (you do NOT have to be present to win) and tickets are still available up until halftime.
OU Sooners vs. West Virginia Mountaineers (and Watch Parties for ALL OU Football Games) at:
Tanner’s Bar & Grill — College, Home of the OU Club of KC
13350 College Boulevard
Lenexa, KS 66210
Regular drawings will be held in the post-season as supplies and attendance allow. Thank you to Sooners who have donated items, supporting scholarships with great products for the scholarship drawings. We sold the Club season tickets for the TCU game – thank you for the offers.
The 2 Club scholarships to OU for $5000/yr each are sustained by memberships, donated money and prize items, your loose change and bills dropped in the Scholarship Tip Bucket and through volunteers giving time to help with fund raising events and the Scholarship Committee. Thank you Tanner’s for your scholarship support through purchase of our OU PPV game vs. Tulane for free attendance by Sooners and your $500 donation at the end of our season if we average 50 Sooners per watch party.
Club memberships also help qualify the Club for OU-sponsored events like Caravans to KC (based on number of members) and special OU speakers. We are working with OU now to schedule a fund raiser caravan event for the tip off the Big 12 Basketball Championship in early March. Join/renew memberships online at www.ouclubofkc.com, by check to the OU Foundation in the mail (to me or to OU) or drop by a watch party (to pay by cash, check or credit card). Be sure to reference the OU Club of Kansas City in the memo/comment line of any related or generic donations to the OU Foundation. Donations made to the OU Foundation are tax deductible.
OUCKC Scholarship Committee Dec. 2017 through March 2018: Several of you have offered to be on the committee. Thank you, we will need you soon. Now we need someone to be the Chairman to organize the meetings, monitor task assignments and provide communications to the Board and OU. Christie Smeal, our locally based OU regional Recruitment Representative for Kansas & Missouri (and other areas), will work with the Chairman and Committee throughout the process, and I will be available for historical input.
OUCKC Spring Fundraiser Event w/OU Speaker March 6, 2018: The Board has initiated talks with OU for an exciting speaker from OU Athletics and is conducting preliminary cost evaluation for area venues to host a scholarship fundraiser event the evening before the Big XII basketball tournament begins. We will need a Committee and Chairman to get to work soon selecting a venue w/food and beverage, determining price and selling tickets, and obtaining items for a silent auction. A ticket pre-sale will be open to Club Members. Please contact me if you can help in any way with this very important event.
See the News Updates page of this website for more information on: 1) The OU High School Leadership Conference February 16-18, 2018 and 2) The OU Big Event April 7, 2018
Your ideas, participation and help on the Board, in Committees and with events are needed to support fund raising opportunities, expand club activities, and provide membership experiences. We need your help with some basic Club tasks and the events mentioned above.
Come out Saturday to meet and cheer with other Sooners and support scholarships for local students.
Earleen C. Parks (OU 1988, Microbiology)
President, OU Club of Greater Kansas City (OU Club of KC)
12730 King Street, Overland Park, KS 66213