2019 SWOSU Athletic Auction & Benefit Dinner Raises Over $150,000
The SWOSU Athletic Association is pleased to announce that the 13th annual SWOSU Athletic Auction & Benefit Dinner held August 3 in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center raised over $150,000 in support of the university’s student-athletes and athletic programs.
Longtime SWOSU supporters ASAP Energy, Inc. and Pioneer Cellular served as Underwriting Sponsors for the gathering which has become SWOSU's largest on-campus fundraising event each year.
SWOSU alumni, emeriti and friends generously donated 255 auction items with a total fair market valuation of just under $100,000. Nearly 400 attendees enjoyed this year’s gathering.
Jett Distributing Company and Ben E. Keith Company served as Hospitality Sponsors for the event, and Wright Wradio Network and WestOK Weekly served as the event’s Producing Sponsors.
“SWOSU is a stronger institution because of the charitable spirit of our donors,” said SWOSU President Dr. Randy L. Beutler. “We are truly grateful for the private investment so generously made in support of SWOSU’s student-athletes and athletic programs.”
Those generously serving as Table Sponsors included:
- First National Bank & Trust Company
- SWOSU Football Legacy Fund
- Marcus Wright Services
- Mid West Services
- Falcon Flowback Services
- Mark & Elizabeth McLean Family
- SWOSU President Randy Beutler
- New Cordell Tag Agency
- ProPetro Services
- It’s All About Moi
- Debbie Shepherd State Farm Insurance
- SWOSU Athletics
- SWOSU Foundation, Inc.
- Legacy Bank
- Hinz Auction & Real Estate
- Orthopedic Associates
- The Litsch Family
- Floor Trader
- Carl Hook & Jim Loomis Families
- Circle C Printing
- NAPA Weatherford
Longtime SWOSU supporters and SWOSU alumni Hinz Auction & Real Estate graciously volunteered as the event’s auctioneers.
SWOSU alumnus and 1901 Society member Jalen Dorsey (also known as “DJ Lite-Brite”) graciously volunteered as the event’s host and Master Of Ceremonies.
SWOSU Career Services Coordinator and alumnae Heather Hummel graciously volunteered as the event’s decorator.
Nate Downs, director of the Pioneer Cellular Events Center, and his team worked tirelessly with SWOSU alumnus Kyle Burrows of Burrows Pro Audio Visual to produce a spectacular and enjoyable event.
SWOSU Auxiliary Services Director and alumnae Radonna Sawatzky and her team served the evening’s delicious meal.
The SWOSU Athletic Association is a subsidiary of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The 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 $25 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU. For information on how to support SWOSU’s student-athletes and athletic programs through charitable investment please contact the SWOSU Foundation at 580-774-3267 or visit www.SWOSUAthletics.com.