Rodeo Announcement

The Women’s Professional Rodeo Association will hold its world finals at Expo Square in November.

Present for the announcement on June 5 were Expo Square President/CEO Rick Bjorklund, Convention and Visitors Bureau Senior Vice President Suzann Stewart, WPRA President Jymmy Kay Davis and Visitors Bureau Chairman Jon Davidson.

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Youth Soccer Provides Fun, Fitness, Opportunity


As referees whistle the beginning of soccer matches across Green Country, they provide fans with a signal that soccer continues to thrive in northeastern Oklahoma. Several Tulsa-area clubs are considered among the most progressive and competitive in the nation and the grass-roots development of the next generation of soccer stars continues to provide opportunities to young athletes and the families, volunteers and coaches that support them. Be it a weekday, weekend or more-often a combination of both, hometown players of all ages have been able to excel on local soccer fields as well as at complexes both regionally and nationally.

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Tulsa Spirit Women’s Soccer Team to Start Home Games in June


The Tulsa soccer landscape is about to take on a whole new spirit.
The Tulsa Spirit, a premiere women’s soccer league, is preparing for the 2008 season. If you’ve never heard of them it’s hardly surprising. A few weeks ago they didn’t exist.

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Creamer Wins SemGroup Championship in Sudden Death

Paula Creamer claimed her sixth career LPGA Tour victory May 4at the SemGroup Championship at Cedar Ridge in Broken Arrow presented by John Q. Hammons after defeating hall of famer Juli Inkster in a sudden-death playoff. Creamer made birdie on the second hole of the playoff to take home the title.

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Girl Scout Gold

Three-time Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes spoke to a group of girls in the Magic Empire Council April 30 about finding a passion in life and working towards it. Dawes, who won an individual bronze medal in floor exercise at the 1996 Olympics and a team bronze at the 1992 Olympics, will be inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame in June.

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Golf for Heart

Indian Springs Country Club is hosting the Vince Williams Memorial Foundation Golf Tournament sponsored by SPIRIT Aerosystems on Monday, June 16.

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TU Recognizes Top Athletes

The University of Tulsa recognized its athletic teams and student-athletes at the school’s 13th Annual All-Sports Awards Dinner at the Donald W. Reynolds Center. The top awards were given to TU’s “Ultimate Team” members, an award that was instituted in 1992 to recognize the all-around achievements of Tulsa’s top student-athletes. In addition, the “Ultimate Service” Award, Dan Bitson Courage Award and individual team awards were presented.

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Rockets, Magic Coming to BOK Center

The Houston Rockets, led by All-Stars Tracey McGrady and Yao Ming, will play the Orlando Magic Oct. 13 at the BOK Center in downtown Tulsa.

Tip off will be at 7:30 p.m. and the basketball match-up will be one of the first sporting events to be hold in the BOK Center, scheduled to open in September. Tickets are now available and start at $27. There are a limited number of VIP seats available. Tickets are available at the Tulsa Convention Center Box Office, online at, phone at 1-877-TULSA-CC or at participating outlets.

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Quarterback U

Hurricane fans called the plays and interacted with players at the Annual TU Spring Game at Hardesty Practice Field. David Johnson, senior quarterback, completed 11 of 18 passes for 198 yards and two touchdowns for the Hurricane offensive attack.

Sophomore Clark Harrell threw for 166 yards and two touchdowns, completing 10 of 13 passes. Sophomore Jacob Bower, a transfer from Bakersfield Community College, completed 6-of-12 passes for 79 yards and also rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns. The final score: offense 58, defense 25.

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Moving On

The fans may be staying with the Tulsa 66ers Development League basketball team but the team itself is moving. Beginning next season, the Tulsa 66ers will call the new SpiritBank Event Center at Regal Plaza in Bixby (106th and Memorial Drive) home.

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TCC Renovation Underway

One hundred years after it officially opened, Tulsa Country Club is about to get a face-lift.

Begun with 100 members whose “clubhouse” was a log cabin and whose golf course consisted of nine holes with sand greens, TCC, the second country club established in the fledgling state of Oklahoma (Muskogee claimed the first) is now ready to charge into its second century.

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Opening Night

LITTLE LEAGUERS: The Jenks Black team members of the nine-and-under Jenks Youth Baseball League were excited to attend the Drillers opening game.

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Bill Self to Highlight Iba Awards Dinner

The Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Awards were created in 1994 by the Rotary Club of Tulsa to recognize a male and a female premiere athlete who has excelled in their sport, and who exemplifies a high degree of citizenship in the image of Henry P. Iba, by demonstrating a desire to help others. Henry P. Iba was former basketball coach for Oklahoma State University and three U.S. Olympic basketball teams.

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Changes Create Excitement for SemGroup

Tournament officials for the SemGroup Championship presented by John Q. Hammons are ready for the annual Oklahoma LPGA Tour event, which has moved from a three-day, 54-hole event to the more traditional four-day, 72-hole format. In addition, a purse increase has been made to $1.8 million. The changes are designed to continue the tremendous success the event has seen in recent years and make it one of the upper-echelon stops on the LPGA Tour.

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TSC Celebrity Golf Tournament

The Heisman/Celebrity Charity Golf Tournament is back along with eight Heisman Trophy winners and many other celebrities.
In addition to the Heisman Winners, Tulsa Sports Charities announced golf professionals will be playing as celebrities in the tournament.

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