Greater Tulsa Reporter
FUNDRAISER PROCEEDS: Rib Crib BBQ & Grill President Marc Chastain holds Abby the bulldog during a recent check presentation where Rib Crib donated a total of $100,000 to five local charities. Also pictured are Danielle Palm, Rib Crib golf tournament director, and Bob Poteet, DVM and trustee of the Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation board.
Rib Crib BBQ & Grill recently presented $100,000 to five local Tulsa charities: the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, The Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation Board, Tulsa Zoo Foundation and 12&12. The proceeds came from Rib Crib’s 14th annual golf invitational, the 2016 Pitmasters Golf Tournament, which saw more than 140 participants. Each organization received $20,000.
Representing each agency for the check presentations were Eileen Bradshaw, executive director of the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma; Kacie Frazier, program director at The Children’s Hospital Foundation; Bob Poteet, trustee of the Oklahoma Animal Care Foundation Board; Terrie Correll, CEO & president at the Tulsa Zoo Foundation; and Bryan Day, CEO of 12&12, which offers recovery tools for adults suffering with addiction or co-existing mental health and substance-use disorders.
“Our vendors, sponsors and participating golfers’ generosity make these charitable gifts possible, but our Rib Crib employees and volunteers made the day the resounding success it was,” says Bret Chandler, Rib Crib founder. “We are proud and grateful for everyone’s contributions. We are honored to be able to give back to our community in this way.”
The golf tournament was held at the 18-hole Tillinghast-designed Oaks Country Club, featuring a shot-gun start four-person scramble, hole prizes, an all-you-can-eat Rib Crib BBQ luncheon, and competitive live and silent auctions.