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“We had a great time and look forward to doing it again next year!”
LASO folks meet here to chat about what's moving in YOUR world...fitness, entertainment, hobbies... Are you participating in something fun? We'd like to hear about it! When's the next great event in your area?
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The 2010 AIDS Walk in Oklahoma City was by all accounts a huge success!
The 2010 Oklahoma City AIDS Walk was held on Sunday, September 19, 2010, at Sonic Plaza in Bricktown, Oklahoma City at 2 p.m.
AIDS Walks are organized each year in Oklahoma to build awareness about HIV/AIDS and to raise funds that will support the work of nonprofit organizations that provide HIV/AIDS direct care, support services and education. This includes Legal Aid, who receives grant assistance from the AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City.
The Tulsa AIDS Walk will be held on October 2nd at Veteran's Park, 1875 South Boulder Drive. Registration for that walk begins at 9 a.m. and the walk is at 9:30. If you would like to participate in the Tulsa walk or donate to either of the 2010 AIDS Walks, you may do so by contacting Marveda Stinson, Rhonda Freeman or Craig Reffner.
A big thank-you to all the Legal Aid staff who donated to this year’s AIDS Walk in Oklahoma City. A special thank-you also goes to those Legal Aid staff who walked in the AIDS Walk as well as Marveda Stinson, who managed the Legal Aid booth during the AIDS Walk. Way to go, you guys!!
pictured above: The Jeffrey James Trio (from Left to Right, Eric Harris - bass, Jeffrey James - lead vocals and guitar and Noah Taylor - drums)
Gary Taylor invites everyone to come check out his son Noah's band, The Jeffrey James Trio, play at Odie's Blue Saloon in Oklahoma City this Saturday.
Odie's Blue Saloon is located on NW 10th Street between Villa and May. The Jeffrey James Trio is set to begin at 9:30 p.m. this Saturday, August 14.
Join us here at the Oklahoma City office for a month of fun as we aim to raise money for United Way of Central Oklahoma.
This year, we are doing things a little differently. Each Friday, we will have an activity where you can earn a “participation point.” For every point earned, your name will be placed in a drawing for fabulous prizes at our rally on August 20. Below is a schedule of all the fun Friday events coming up!!
Friday, July 23: Used Book Exchange
Read any good books lately? Or just want to pass off some books that are collecting dust? Bring them to the OKC Library/Conference Room by noon on 7/23. During the lunch hour, we'll browse through our co-workers donations and take what interests us.
Friday, July 30: Random Act of Kindness
Go out of your way to express a little kindness to a friend, co-worker, family member or complete stranger. E-mail your RAK (Random Act of Kindness) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to let us know if you DON'T want your RAK posted for public viewing.
Also on July 30, bring a baby picture. (More information below.)
Friday, August 6: Dessert Contest
Bring your best sweet to the kitchen area before 11:00. Winner gets an extra participation point and bragging rights!
Friday, August 13: Who's that Cute Baby/ Baby Photo ID Contest
Come to the Library/Conference Room and guess which cutie patootie is which co-worker. If you turn in your United Way pledge by 8/13, you'll receive an extra participation point.
Friday, August 20: United Way Rally and Beach Blanket Bingo
Join all your co-workers as we wrap up our annual United Way campaign. This is where you have a chance to win all those fabulous prizes!
Stay tuned for more details in the weeks to come!!!
The United Way Pacesetter games were held outside the Daily Oklahoman building in Oklahoma City on June 22, 2010.
Legal Aid receives funding from United Way of Central Oklahoma for the Oklahoma City Law office and from 16 other United Way agencies statewide to help support our 20 offices across Oklahoma.
United Way agencies depend on support from the community.
"United Way coordinates the collective strength of more than 50,000 local donors, hundreds of local businesses, non-profit organizations, government agencies, labor unions, and faith groups to deliver long-term solutions for individuals and families in central Oklahoma," states the United Way of Central Oklahoma's website.
The Pacesetter Games provide an evening of fun and games for the Pacesetter companies. The games serve as a fun, competitive, and enthusiastic kickoff to the Pacesetter Campaign for United Way. "Pacesetters" is the name for companies who agree to volunteer to do their own campaign for United Way and strive to increase annual giving from their organizations by 10% from the previous year. Legal Aid is proud to be a pacesetter and participated in the opening games at the 2010 United Way Pacesetter Games. In fact, they came in 3rd place!
Congratulations to Legal Aid's "Legal Knievels" for placing 3rd overall at the 2010 United Way Pacesetter games! This year, they actually finished the canoe race without capsizing! That's alone makes them winners!!
Great job, guys!
2010 marks the 32nd running of Oklahoma's premier bicycle touring event. Over a thousand cyclists, support staff, and family members gather near the Texas-Oklahoma state line for the trek north to Kansas.
Click the link below to see Tulsa Legal Aid's own John Kerr featured as one of the cyclists...
Tulsa Business Journal
Tulsa Business Staff
On Friday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Eloté Café & Catering will host SalsaFest, a community-wide festival that will feature a salsa-making contest, salsa music and dancing, a chili pepper-eating contest, children’s activities and — new this year — a Chihuahua costume contest and race, in downtown Tulsa at the Chapman Centennial Green at Sixth Street and Boston Avenue.
Local restaurateurs and home cooks are invited to bring their salsa to the festival. Contestants must use at least one Oklahoma-grown ingredient in their salsa, and they will be judged in three categories: spicy, traditional and alternative. The public will choose three winners, a panel of celebrity judges will choose a winner, and the salsa maker who uses the most local ingredients will also be named a winner.
The winners of the awards get to toss 300 pounds of tomatoes off a seven-story building across the street from the festival.
Proceeds raised at SalsaFest benefit Sustainable Tulsa, a nonprofit organization that promotes responsible economic growth, quality of life and environmental stewardship. Sustainable Tulsa plans to utilize the funds to design an educational and environmentally friendly playground in the core business district of downtown Tulsa.
“In order to make downtown more attractive to families, we need to create family-friendly environment,” said Libby Auld, owner of Eloté Café & Catering, Sustainable Tulsa board member and SalsaFest chair. “We want to create an environmentally friendly playground in the core business district to attract more families downtown while also furthering the mission of Sustainable Tulsa. SalsaFest is a fun, flavorful way to accomplish this goal.”
In 2009, SalsaFest brought a diverse crowd of more than 1,500 to downtown and raised more than $2,500 for Sustainable Tulsa. In addition to the impact SalsaFest had on Sustainable Tulsa, it also boosted sales at many downtown businesses.
SalsaFest is free and open to the public. SalsaFest sponsors include Choose Tulsa Jobs, Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Eloté Café & Catering, Tecate, Kanbar Properties, Gable & Gotwals and 120 Development Group.