General NewsColumnsWeatherCivicsEconomyVarietyPuzzles • Faith •  Health & Wellness Saluting our MilitarySportsKudosRecipes
GTR News Online GTR NewsOnline Union Boundary Midtown Monitor Jenks District Gazette Broken Arrow Express Owasso Rambler Bixby Breeze
Mazzios Hebert's Specialty Meats

Today Is

Greater Tulsa Reporter


Harbor Dash Benefits OK2Grow


HARBOR DASHERS: Enjoying Tulsa Port of Catoosa Harbor Dash fundraiser are, from left, Stephanie Cameron, state director of OK2Grow/Dream It Do It Oklahoma; David Yarbrough, deputy director/operations manager, Port of Catoosa; Sheila Shook, maritime education coordinator, Port of Catoosa; Lynda Wingo, founding partner of OK2Grow; and Jerry Holder, founding partner of OK2Grow.


Photo by ROBYN AYDELOTT


Harbor Dash 2017, an inaugural 10K, 5K and fun run at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, was held Sept. 23.

The race event benefited Dream It Do It Oklahoma under the non profit OK2Grow organization. Dream It Do It helps develop the workforce pipeline by creating understanding of careers in manufacturing and to increase economic wealth and quality of life for Oklahomans. There are opportunities for both men and women, and the industry is in need of its next generation of leaders.

The overall 5K winner was 11-year-old Eli Hopkins, and overall 10K winner was Brandon Payne. Port of Catoosa Director David Yarbrough handed out medals to 1st, 2nd and 3rd finishers in each gender and age group. All 10K finishers also got a finisher medal.

About the Tulsa Port of Catoosa
The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is a singular combination of a multi-modal shipping complex and 2,000-acre industrial park, resulting in an annual economic impact of $300 million to Oklahoma. The complex hosts roughly 72 companies and employs nearly 3,200 Oklahomans.

Located at the head of navigation for the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System in northeast Oklahoma, it is one of the largest, most inland river-ports in the United States. The Tulsa Port of Catoosa’s unique position allows companies to move millions of tons of bulk freight by barge each year and at a fraction of the cost and environmental impact of rail or truck. Just a few of the bulk freight industries utilizing the Tulsa Port of Catoosa includes portions of fertilizer distributors, industrial gas suppliers, wheat growers and manufacturers of consumer goods.

The Tulsa Port of Catoosa is managed and operated by the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority and provides development services through Tulsa’s Port of Catoosa Facilities Authority. To find out more about the Tulsa Port of Catoosa, visit tulsaport.com or follow the Port on Facebook or Twitter.

About OK2Grow/ Dream It Do It Oklahoma
The mission is to facilitate the development of Oklahoma’s future workforce by creating awareness of careers and promoting pathways that build confidence and excitement for workplace success. OK2GROW is a small business driven workforce development nonprofit, founded by three small business leaders: Larry Mocha, Jerry Holder and Lynda Wingo in 2012. OK2Grow focuses on entrepreneurship, career awareness activities through three initiatives: Youth Entrepreneurship, Career Pathways and Dream It Do It Oklahoma.

Dream It Do It Oklahoma develops the workforce pipeline by creating understanding of careers in manufacturing to increase economic wealth and quality of life for Oklahomans. The manufacturing industry is high-tech, sophisticated, safe, provides great benefits and is well-paid. The average salary in Oklahoma for manufacturing positions is $62,473. There are opportunities for both men and women, and the industry is in need of its next generation of leaders.
 

Updated 10-04-2017

Back to Top



READER COMMENTS

Name
email (we never post emails)
http://
Message
  Textile Help

Back to Top

Contact GTR News



Sections


  • Edward Jones
  • Edward Jones
  • Edward Jones