Annual 918 Day a Community Building Time for Tulsa

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READY FOR TRIVIA: A Scavenger Hunt team gears up for some Tulsa Trivia in the city’s first 918 Day last year.  

Tulsa’s second-annual 918 Day is just around the corner, set for Sept. 18.
918 Day is one of my favorite days of the year because I get to spend the entire day meeting with people from across the city who are passionately striving to make Tulsa the best city it can be.
We launched 918 Day last year as part of the Resilient Tulsa Strategy, which calls for increasing social cohesion by facilitating connections and community-building in all corners of the city.
This year’s theme “What makes Tulsa, Tulsa?” poses a question we want all Tulsans to help answer by helping create an inclusive community for all Tulsans – and you can help by participating in 918 Day.
To celebrate 918 Day, the city is hosting a free community-wide Scavenger Hunt on Sept. 14. In groups of four, participants will be able to test their local knowledge of Tulsa through various clues to locations across Tulsa. Those who sign up for the scavenger hunt will receive a special edition 918 Day T-shirt. The winning team will be announced the following week with a grab-bag of Tulsa treasures and a lunch with Chief Resilience Officer Krystal Reyes and myself. For 918 Day, participants can also be part of in the many community-led events that will be occurring, and businesses around town will be offering special 918 Day discounts.
To register for the Tulsa Scavenger Hunt, visit: On the same webpage, organizations and businesses can register their events or discounts and residents will be able to view all of the 918 Day festivities as well.
When registering events, they need to take place between September 14-18, must be free and open to the public and have a 918 Day-related theme. Businesses in Tulsa are also encouraged to show support by offering 918 Day-related discounts. In 2018, some of our local businesses were creative. A hotel offered a discounted room rate at $91.80 and a pizza company offered a discounted pizza at $9.18.
For another twist on 918 Day, I will be taking a Tour of Tulsa on September 18, where I will stay up for 24-hours straight and visit locations throughout the city. Tulsa is home to so many unique businesses, organizations and entertainment venues, so it will make for an exciting day. Follow my adventures on Facebook (Mayor GT Bynum) and Twitter (@gtbynum).
It can be easy to stay in a routine where participants keep close to their neighborhood, but in reality, there is so much Tulsa has to offer in all corners of our city. 918 Day is raising awareness of Tulsa’s hidden gems and highlighting the remarkable people who strive to make Tulsa a world-class city. Please join me in celebrating the 918!

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