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BAPS Gala to Support District

The Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) Foundation will hold its fundraising gala and auction, “Back to Basics: Celebrating 25 years of supporting classrooms in Broken Arrow,” Saturday, April 7 at 7 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center.

All proceeds from the event will support the foundation’s mission of positively impacting education in Broken Arrow by providing funds for incentive grants to teachers.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, and single tickets can be purchased for $75 at Attendees can save $25 until March 6 by using promo code 25YEARS.

In the past 10 years, the foundation has awarded 672 grants totaling more than $300,000 to Broken Arrow teachers and provided monetary support for additional initiatives like Project Graduation.

“In light of the current financial situation for public education in Oklahoma, we are committed to doing everything we can to raise money to continue to support our teachers and provide the world-class education our students in Broken Arrow deserve,” BAPS Foundation President Sharon Whelpley says.

The event will include dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer and Emmy award-winning news anchor Terry Hood will serve as emcees.

“Our goal is to provide a night to remember as well as to celebrate the great things our Broken Arrow teachers are accomplishing,” BAPS Foundation Advisory Member Charlie Hannema says.

For more information about corporate and table sponsorships, call 918-510-5454 or email 

Updated 03-22-2018

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