Child Abuse Network Announces Fundraiser

SUPERHERO FUN: Children pose in promotion of the second annual Child Abuse Network Superhero Challenge, to be held March 29 at Postoak Lodge and Retreat, 5323 W. 31st St. N.

On March 29, Child Abuse Network will hold its second annual Superhero Challenge at 2 p.m.

The annual family-friendly event will be held at Postoak Lodge and Retreat, 5323 W. 31st St. N. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite superhero.

There will be two obstacle challenges: the Sidekick Challenge for 12 years and younger (parents can accompany their child), is 0.5 miles long, and the Superhero Challenge, for participants 13 years and older, is 1.8 miles long. Both will involve jumping, climbing, crawling and trail running.

The event is open to all ages.

There will be a $500 cash award to the school with the most participation in either challenge. When filling out the entry form, participants must acknowledge their school by entering their school on the registration form.

After the challenges, there will be fun and games available for superheroes of all ages including inflatables, bounce houses, photo opportunities, face painting and food.

Online registration is $15 for the Sidekick Challenge and $25 for the Superhero Challenge. Registration fees for both challenges increase by $5 when participants register the day of the event.

Online registration is available through March 25 at Those that register online before March 6 are guaranteed a Superhero Challenge T-shirt.

Registration on the day of the event will be available beginning at 1 p.m. at Postoak Lodge and Retreat.

Event co-chairs are Marnie Phelps and Leslie Croteau. Committee members are: Steve Amend, Carolyn Back, Kirk Bailey, Patti Barker, Dawn Barrick, Kendall Barrow, Lauren Bingham, Caleb Boatright, Pat Box, Jason Burnette, Natalie Coker, Kayla Davidson, Michelle Fail, Lynn Fitzgibbons, Lisa Ganzkow, David Glasgow, Susan Gross, Ashley Hudgeons, Jeanne McKenzie, Brandi Moore, Ashley Neal, Tim Neuman, Kim Nicholas, Tara O’Mahony, Jared Pawelka, Brandon Robbins, Karen Riley, Caleb Starr, Rebecca Thompson, Libby Weatherholt, Tatum Wheeler, Jonathan Wish, and Allison Yokum.

Presenting Sponsors include D&L Oil Tools and QuikTrip. Media presenting sponsor is Tulsa’s Channel 8. Additional sponsors include: H.A. & Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust; George Kaiser Family Foundation; Jim Norton Chevrolet; ONEOK, Inc.; , Inc.; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma; Jim Norton Toyota; Mazzio’s; Tulsa Federal Credit Union; Lobeck Taylor Family Foundation; The Ross Group; Williams; Good Night Sleep Site Oklahoma; Graves McLain ; Trevor & Ashley Hudgeons; April Margwarth; David & Marnie Phelps; Selser Schaefer Architects; David & Brooke Sturdivant; Wallace Engineering; TulsaKids Magazine; 106.1 The Twister; 97.5 ; Newspapers; Value News; Oklahoma Today; ; Currentland; Tulsa Business & Legal News and Oklahoma Sports & Fitness.

When asked why she believes in the work that does, co-chair Marnie Phelps said, “I believe serves as a great resource to our hurt children in the community. We are fortunate to have a facility in Tulsa with dedicated and devoted individuals who provide hope and encouragement to these children in need. The task to alleviate child abuse will never be easy, and child abuse is not a topic that people like to talk about, so I feel the Superhero Challenge is an ideal way to increase visibility and awareness of and these resources in our community.”

For additional information on the Superhero Challenge, visit or Downloadable forms are available on the website. For questions, call 918-624-0201 or email

Updated 03-14-2015

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