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Sights Family Supports SWOSU Bulldog Angels


L. R. and Judy Sights of Clinton have made a generous contribution to the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Bulldog Angels Fund.

The Bulldog Angels Fund was established by 2014 SWOSU Distinguished Alumnus and Carnegie native Bill Howell to benefit SWOSU students in times of crisis.

Garrett King, executive director of the SWOSU Foundation, said the Bulldog Angels Fund is a vital resource when all other options for assistance are exhausted or unavailable; indeed, the Bulldog Angels Fund may mean the difference in a student being able to continue learning at SWOSU or having to leave the campus due to external financial pressures.

“L. R. and Judy’s most thoughtful gift will help SWOSU students from all walks of life facing difficult life circumstances,” said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler. “The Sights Family is a true friend to SWOSU and we are so very grateful for all that they do for the Bulldogs.”

L. R. and Judy own and operate Southwest Distributing Company in Clinton. They are founding supporters of the SWOSU President’s Leadership Class and longtime backers of the SWOSU Athletic Association. L. R. and Judy’s grandson, Bryce Wolters, is currently a student at SWOSU studying pharmacy.

The Sights family’s gift is helping to build a $100,000 endowment to perpetuate the

Bulldog Angels grants into the future. The Sights Family’s generosity will be memorialized on a Bulldog Angels monument that is coming soon to the SWOSU campus in Weatherford.

Since its founding the Bulldog Angels Fund has steadily made grants enabling struggling SWOSU students to move forward. Student organizations and groups on the SWOSU campus have enthusiastically made the Bulldog Angels fund a priority for fundraising and advocacy.

The Bulldog Angels Fund is stewarded by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc.

The SWOSU Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards over $20 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For information on how to give to the Bulldog Angels Fund, please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit