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Everett Dobson Golf Tournament Raises $40,000 for SWOSU Student-Athletes

Photo Caption: Among the participants in the 3rd annual Everett Dobson Golf Tournament that raised $40,000 for the benefit of Southwestern Oklahoma State University student-athletes were (from left) Drew Litsch of Edmond, Jim Petree of Weatherford, SWOSU Golf Coach Brad Fleetwood and Everett Dobson of Edmond.

Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) recently hosted its 3rd annual Everett Dobson Golf Tournament at Oak Tree National in Edmond.

The tournament was established in 2015 to benefit SWOSU’s athletic programs. This philanthropic opportunity was initiated by Everett Dobson (SWOSU Class of 1981) of Edmond in partnership with the SWOSU Athletic Association.

Dobson was inducted into the SWOSU Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame in 1999. He has endowed the Everett Dobson Chairs in Business, Marketing, Management and Finance in the Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology at SWOSU, and provided the private investment necessary to construct the Everett Dobson Golf Training Facility on SWOSU’s Weatherford campus. In 2015, Dobson was inducted into the SWOSU Presidential Order of Merit in recognition of his 25 years of service on the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees where he served as Investment Committee chair.

This year’s Everett Dobson Golf Tournament was made possible by generous sponsors including:

  • Dobson Technologies
  • ProPetro Services
  • Evans & Davis Attorneys
  • CSW Corporation
  • Okie Express Auto Wash
  • Pinion Construction
  • FlexChem
  • Foundation Quail Energy Services
  • BancFirst
  • Tip Holland/UBS Financial Services
  • Joe Ridley/Ridley Engineering
  • Corky Heard/United Country Auction & Real Estate

A total of 84 golfers participated in the event that raised $40,000 for the benefit of SWOSU’s student-athletes.

“We cannot say a big enough ‘thank you’ to the many businesses and individuals who made the 3rd Annual Everett Dobson Golf Tournament such a resounding success,” said SWOSU Athletic Director Todd Thurman. “Our students and the athletic programs that enrich their educational experiences on the Hilltop are the beneficiaries of these generous, thoughtful alumni, emeriti and friends of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.”

For more information on SWOSU events and opportunities to reconnect with SWOSU alumni, emeriti and friends, please contact the SWOSU Office of Institutional Advancement at 580-774-3267 or visit