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Rib Crib Raises $105,000 for Charities

posted April 7th, 2018 by
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RIB CRIB PITMASTERS GOLF TOURNAMENT RAISES $105,000 FOR TULSA CHARITIES  

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Abby (Rib Crib’s office dog), Danielle Palm, Sherri Hardy and Marc Chastain

 

Tulsa, Okla. – Rib Crib BBQ & Grill presented $105,000 to five local Tulsa charities April 4 from proceeds of its 15th annual golf invitational, the 2017 Pitmasters Golf Tournament presented by Prosperity Bank.

More than 144 golfers participated in the annual golf event to support the five local nonprofit organizations: The Foundation for Tulsa Schools, The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis, Pet Adoption League (PAL), Emergency Infant Services, and 12&12.

“We are so thankful to the sponsors, golfers and employees who helped raise this money for us to give back to these charities who provide wonderful services to our community,” said Marc Chastain, Rib Crib President.

Chastain and Danielle Palm, Rib Crib tournament director, presented oversized checks to each of the agencies and their representatives, which included: Bryan Day, CEO, and Clayton Woodrum, board member, of 12&12; Tom Neff, Senior Vice President of Saint Francis Health System and Kacie Frazier, Coordinator at The Children’s Hospital Foundation; Sherri Hardy, Pet League Adoption President; and Bill Andoe, Executive Director, and Ranan Gangel, Board Secretary, for Emergency Infant Services.

“Our vendors, volunteers and charitable donations helped make the tournament a success,” said Bret Chandler, Chairman & CEO. “The Rib Crib family is proud to be a part of such a generous community, and we’re so thankful for all the time and effort everyone donated for us to give our local charities.”

The tournament was held at the newly remodeled Oaks Country Club, featuring a shot-gun start four-person scramble, hole-in-one prizes from Land Rover of Tulsa and

Don Thornton Cadillac, a smoked tenderloin lunch and lunch on the course from Rib Crib’s competitive BBQ team, and live and silent auctions.

Rib Crib acknowledges the many contributors of financial, in-kind and services donation who made the tournament possible. Special thanks go to tournament presenting sponsor, Prosperity Bank. Major sponsors were Andreini & Company Insurance, Auto Chlor, Barcas, LLC, Curtis Restaurant Supply, Dr. Pepper, Farmer Brothers Coffee, The Barkley Law Firm, The Hub Group, Tyson Foods and Saint Francis Hospital.

Silent and live auction items included:  $500 Bruce G. Weber gift card raffle, a Hasty Bake Grill, Yeti coolers, an Argentina Dove Hunt, 100 -Person PigMen BBQ cater, a Fleming’s Steakhouse private dinner for 12, a Duck Hunt at Dillingham Ranch, Polo Grill dinner for ten, Cigar dinner from SMOKE On Cherry Street, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and OKC Thunder memorabilia.
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About Rib Crib BBQ & Grill

With 60 locations in eight states, Tulsa-based Rib Crib BBQ & Grill offers a fast-casual environment and family-friendly menu featuring a wide variety of hickory-smoked meats served in sandwiches, dinners, salads and combination platters. Open daily for lunch and dinner, Rib Crib’s bold barbecue is perfect for dining in, carryout or catering. The Tulsa-based company has headquarters located at 4535 S. Harvard Ave. For more information about Rib Crib BBQ & Grill, or for past tournament charities and team results, visit www.ribcribgolf.com.

 

The Foundation for Tulsa Schools is a community based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was formed March 29, 2001 with the mission of building a better community through resources in educational quality, creativity and innovation.

The Children’s Hospital at Saint Francis was founded to welcome and foster charitable giving and to provide and care for the special spiritual, emotional and physical needs of children and their families. Funds raised support pediatric care, programming and facilities for sick children, regardless of their ability to pay.

12 & 12 offers life-saving recovery tools for adults suffering with addiction or co-existing mental health and substance use disorders to achieve individualized recoveries. They are a leader in the substance abuse and addiction treatment and recovery fields and the largest non-profit addiction treatment facility in the four-state area.

Pet Adoption League finds approved, loving and forever homes for rescued animals. They make the transition of adopting dogs to their new homes as easy as possible with educational materials.

Emergency Infant Services is a non-profit organization that provides temporary assistance to children five and younger in the Tulsa area whose families are in dire economic straits. They provide the most basic of needs: food, formula, clothing, and diapers, along with other children’s items.

Bark in the Park season is here

posted April 1st, 2018 by
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Though it doesn’t quite feel like it yet, spring is here! And with it, the start of Bark in the Park season… or baseball and soccer season depending on your priorities.

Starting this Wednesday, you can take in a sporting event with your pooch at ONEOK Field. Over the years, the promotion has gained in popularity and more Bark in the Parks have been added to the schedule. Bark in the Park during Roughnecks games will also feature $1 beer, sodas and hotdogs.

Justin Gorski, director of promotions, says Bark in the Park initially was held once a year, but realized they had a whole new fan base in dog owners. Gorski said on Bark in the Park nights, there are anywhere from 100 to 300 dogs at ONEOK Field.

This year’s promotion will also feature pet vendors and adoption groups on site, said Gorski.

Be sure to check the Tulsa Pets Magazine website and Facebook page often for opportunities to win tickets to Bark in the Park beginning with the Roughnecks game on April 4.

Attending dogs should be up to date on vaccines and enter through the Oil Derrick or Arvest Brady Street entrance. Dogs are only permitted in the general admission lawn section or Budweiser Terrace. Dogs are free to enter.

Drillers Bark in the Park games

May 30 vs. Missions

June 13 vs. Naturals

July 18 vs. Travelers

July 25 vs. Cardinals

Aug. 15 vs. Hooks

Aug. 29 vs Naturals

 

Roughnecks Bark in the Park games

April 4 vs Portland Timbers 2

May 9 vs Reno 1868 FC

June 27 LA Galaxy II

Aug. 8 OKC Energy FC

Sept. 19 Sacrament Republic FC

‑‑ Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Oklahoma State Free Service Animal Eye Exams

posted March 31st, 2018 by
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Oklahoma State University Veterinary Medical Hospital to Provide Free Eye Exams to Oklahoma Service & Working Animals through the ACVO® and StokesRx Annual Event in May

Registration for the 2018 National Service Animal Eye Exam event in U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico opens April 1  

Stillwater, Oklahoma (March 29, 2018)Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital to provide free eye exams to Service and Working Animals in Stillwater during the month of May as part of The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO®)’s 11th annual ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event. Board certified veterinary ophthalmologists across the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will collectively provide more than 7,500 free eye exams as part of the annual program in 2018.

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties that board certifies veterinarians as ophthalmologists. The organization developed the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event in 2008, and since its inception, nearly 60,000 Service and Working Animals have received free screening eye exams — including approximately 7,500 in 2017 during the 10th Anniversary event.

Honor, a three-year-old yellow lab Service Dog trained by Freedom Dogs in San Diego, received her first free eye exam during the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event in the 2017 10th Anniversary event (picture can be found here). Like many Service Dogs, Honor works loyally each day to help her handler, Marine, Cpl. TJ Melhus, with tasks such as, medication retrieval, retrieval of dropped items, blocking people from approaching, alerting of people approaching from behind, and redirecting anxiety attacks through pressure from her chin.

“It was so important for Honor to take part in the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event for the first time in 2017,” said Katie Stoll, Honor’s trainer/puppy raiser at Freedom Dogs. “The free eye exams provide Service Animal handlers with the comfort of knowing their animals are healthy — sight is an asset these dogs use each day to keep their handlers safe.”

Around 300 board certified veterinary ophthalmologists throughout the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will donate their time and resources to provide free screening exams to Service and Working Animals in May. In addition to dogs, other Service or Working Animals including horses, miniature horses, donkeys, alpacas and cats can receive free sight-saving exams.

The goal of the ACVO/StokesRx National Service Animal Eye Exam event is to provide as many free screening exams as possible to eligible Service and Working Animals. The following types of Working or Service Animals may qualify: guide, handicapped assistance, detection, military, search and rescue, and current, registered therapy animals – all whom selflessly serve the public.

This year’s event is sponsored by ACVO® and Stokes Pharmacy, as well as several generous industry sponsors.  Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital and participating board certified ophthalmologists volunteer their services, staff and facilities at no charge for Service and Working Animals and their owners/agents to participate in the event.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 EVENT:

 

To qualify, Service and Working Animals must be “active working animals” that have been trained through a formal training program or organization, or are currently enrolled in a formal training program. The training organization could be national, regional or local in nature. More qualification details are available here. Owners/agents for the animal(s) must FIRST register the animal via an online registration form beginning April 1 at www.ACVOeyeexam.org. Registration ends April 30. Once registered online, the owner/agent will receive a registration number and will be allowed access to a list of participating ophthalmologists. Then, they may contact a specialist to schedule an appointment, which will take place during the month of May.  Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital requires that participants meet all event qualifications and provide the assigned registration number over the phone. Times may vary depending on the facility and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so owners/agents are encouraged to register and make appointments early.

About the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists®

The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists® (ACVO®) is an approved veterinary specialty organization of the American Board of Veterinary Specialties, and is recognized by the American Veterinary Medical Association. Its mission is “to advance the quality of veterinary medicine through certification of veterinarians who demonstrate excellence as specialists in veterinary ophthalmology.” To become board certified, a candidate must successfully complete a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree, a one-year internship, a three-year ACVO® approved residency and pass a series of credentials and examinations. For more information, please visit www.ACVO.org.

About Stokes Pharmacy

Stokes Pharmacy is a national, full-service compounding pharmacy specializing in the art and science of the custom formulation of prescription medicines for humans and animals. Leading the way in innovation, Stokes invites veterinarians to prescribe compounded medications online securely, quickly, and accurately via iFill, a cloud-based prescription management system. For more information, visit stokesrx.com.

About Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital

Oklahoma State University’s Veterinary Medical Hospital is part of OSU’s Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, one of only 30 veterinary colleges in the United States. The Hospital is open to the public and provides routine wellness and specialized care for small and large animals. Certified by the American Animal Hospital Association, the Hospital offers 24-hour emergency care. For more information, visit www.cvhs.okstate.edu or call (405) 744-7000.

TulsaPets Mag Mar / Apr 2018

posted March 12th, 2018 by
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TulsaPets Magazine  Mar / Apr 2018

Publisher – Marilyn King  [email protected]

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Rosalie Childs

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick  [email protected]

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Heide Brandes, Nicole Castillo, Connie Cronley, Nancy Gallimore, Allison Geary, Mary Green, Anna Holton-Dean

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

(918) 520-0611

(918) 346-6044 Fax

©2018 All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher.

TulsaPets Magazine provides Tulsa area pet owners with a one-stop resource for local products, services, events and information.  Now TulsaPets Magazine Online is able to provide you with all of that and much more, interactive and up-to-the-minute!

Making Connections

posted February 24th, 2018 by
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Making Connections

Usually the blog is about animal rescue.  This week it’s about making connections.  It’s how PAAS came to have a partnership with Dumb Friends League in Colorado.

ConnectionsA long time ago, I attended The Pacific Institute (www.thepacificinstitute.com).  By the time I left Seattle Washington, I realized the power of thinking outside the box, visualizing results and reaching out to connect with people.

Since then, connections have opened doors, given me opportunities and provided solutions I could have never discovered on my own.  One of the most important aspects of making a connection is to just let your mind wander as you’re trying to solve a problem with the goal of “who do I know?”

All my friends know how I got an airline to send a plane to Miami to fly a soccer team to Brazil.  It was before the days of cell phones, internet connections, websites and Facebook/LinkedIn.

Today, sitting in front of a computer with a good cup of coffee, I can reach out to people all over the world.  And almost all of the time, I can refer to someone we mutually know or someone who belongs to the same Facebook or LinkedIn group.

In 2015, PAAS had a shelter full of dogs and cats, a long, long, long waiting list of owner surrenders and only a handful of potential adopters coming through the door each week.  Rhonda (veterinary technician) and I looked at each other and realized we needed a Plan B.  Fortunately, I’d just attended the Kirkpatrick Foundation’s Conference (https://safeandhumaneoklahoma.org) and made a connection.

I called him – he referred me to Bob at Dumb Friends League – and Bob said “yes” we could transport dogs to his organization on a trial basis.  The first few months were challenging, sometimes chaotic, emotionally draining and successful.  Over time we’ve established protocols that meet their standards, saved more homeless dogs and cats than we could have ever imagined and work directly with 14 other shelters/rescues.  What’s really mind-blowing is they, in turn, work with more than 30 rural rescues/shelters.

The connection started with me attending a conference and selecting the break-out session where Roger was presenting.

Finding Neverland at PAC

posted February 21st, 2018 by
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Finding Neverland

“FAR AND AWAY THE BEST MUSICAL OF THE YEAR!”

-NPR


FINDING NEVERLAND
MARCH 6 – 11, 2018 AT TULSA PAC

***TICKETS ON SALE NOW***

 

(Tulsa, OK) –  Celebrity Attractions is pleased to announce that FINDING NEVERLAND will play at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center from March 6 – 11, 2018. Tickets are on sale now.

 

Based on the Academy Award-winning Miramax motion picture by David Magee, and the play The Man Who Was Peter Pan by Allan Knee, FINDING NEVERLAND follows the relationship between playwright J.M. Barrie and the family that inspired Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up – one of the most beloved stories of all time. Directed by Tony®-winner Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) with book by Olivier Award®-nominee James Graham, music and lyrics by Gary Barlow (Take That) and Grammy Award®- winner Eliot Kennedy, and choreography by Emmy Award®-winner Mia Michaels (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Cirque du Soleil’s Delirium), this new musical, packed with mesmerizing visuals, irresistible songs and plenty of laughs, is a timeless story about the power of imagination… and spectacular proof that you never really have to grow up.

 

The production features scenic design by Tony® Award-winner Scott Pask (PippinBook of Mormon), lighting design by Tony® Award-winner Kenneth Posner (The Coast of UtopiaPippin), costume design by Suttirat Larlarb (Of Mice and Men), sound design by Tony® Award-nominee Jonathan Deans (PippinLa Cage aux Folles), hair and make-up design by Richard Mawbey, projection design by Jon Driscoll, music supervision by Fred Lassen, musical direction by Ryan Cantwell and casting by Stewart/Whitley.

 

FINDING NEVERLAND is produced by NETworks Presentations. 

FINDING NEVERLAND Q & A with Bill Berloni

Q: What’s it like to tour with animals in the show?

WB:  It’s an exciting and wonderful challenge to travel Sammy and Bailey to a new city weekly. As they are such big dogs, I actually drive the dogs to every city. On Finding Neverland, the pups and I have driven about 33,000 miles together. We have to stop every few hours for bathroom breaks, gas stops, food breaks, and just to stretch our legs. We then arrive at our hotel for the week, unload all of our stuff (one full luggage cart, bottom to top), park the van, go for a walk and eat dinner. Our first day in the new theatre is always fun! I take our dogs for a walk around the stage in the new venue to get them acquainted with the smells associated with that theatre. We have a short rehearsal with some of the actors, then perform. One thing that always seems to surprise people is that the dogs stay in my hotel room with me. They have full run of the room and  even sleep in bed with me!

 

Q: What is the relevance of the dogs in the story?

WB:  Sammy and Bailey play the role of Porthos in Finding Neverland. Porthos was the real-life dog of author JM Barrie, who wrote Peter Pan. We see Porthos throughout, helping to get Barrie into the playful world of Neverland. In real-life, Barrie and Porthos were inseparable. When Barrie would go out to spend time in Kensington Gardens to find inspiration for his next play, he would have Porthos accompany him. We all know the character of Nana in Peter Pan, but did you know that role probably wouldn’t have been written without Porthos?

 

Q: How long does it take to train the dogs?

WB: It’s definitely a fine-tuned process. These dogs were trained by the only Tony winning animal trainer in history, Bill Berloni. Bill has been a theatrical animal trainer since about 1976, when he found and trained the original Sandy in Annie! He has a wonderful farm in Connecticut with about 30 dogs that all act in different shows. All of them know a set of basic commands that take a few months of training to set in, but they also know show-specific behaviors. Porthos in Finding Neverland knows a completely different set of behaviors than Sandy in Annie who knows a different set of behaviors than Toto in The Wizard of Oz. It varies dog-to-dog and show-to-show, but it’s a lot of months of work.

 

 

Q: What’s your favorite moment in the show?

WB:  For me, it has to be the Porthos/Nana moment in Act II. I won’t give too much away, but it is an audience favorite every night!

 

Q: Our publication serves to the Tulsa area metro pet -lovers, is there anything else you would like to add?

WB: Both of our dogs in Finding Neverland, along with almost every dog Berloni Theatrical Animals use, are rescue dogs. I hope that seeing these beautiful and intelligent animals onstage will give people the motivation to look into rescue animals. Adopt don’t shop!

 

About Celebrity Attractions

Celebrity Attractions is a Tulsa based company that has become a nationally recognized leader in the Broadway industry by presenting six Broadway Seasons in a four-state region, serving in key roles in Broadway trade organizations, and associate producing 30 Broadway Shows. Celebrity Attractions has built one of the nation’s most highly successful Broadway Seasons in Tulsa and is proud to have an average annual impact on the local economy of more than $40 million. Celebrity Attractions is committed to presenting the Best of Broadway and more and enriching the communities they serve.
Presented by Celebrity Attractions, FINDING NEVERLAND comes to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only March 6 – 11, 2018. The performance schedule is Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 5 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased via phone 918.596.7111 or 800.364.7111, in person at the Tulsa PAC Box Office, or online at MyTicketOffice.com. Groups of 10 or more may be placed by calling 918.796.0220.
Ticket buyers are reminded that for Celebrity Attractions’ productions, the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions are the only official retail ticket outlets and the only way to guarantee that you are paying face value for legitimate tickets for all performances at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should also be aware that the Tulsa PAC Ticket Office and Celebrity Attractions is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.
Get social with Celebrity Attractions by becoming a fan on Facebook.com/BwayTULSA. Follow us at Twitter.com/BwayTULSA and Instagram.com/BwayTULSA. Join in the conversation by using #BwayTULSA.


FINDING NEVERLAND
is part of the Celebrity Attractions’ 2017-2018 Broadway Season which also includes THE SOUND OF MUSIC and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. Celebrity Attractions is proud to have KOTV-News on 6 and Tulsa World as sponsors for this amazing season.

 

For more information, please visit www.CelebrityAttractions.com and www.FindingNeverlandTheMusical.com.

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