Exciting Plans for Annual Banquet on June 8

Please join us for an evening of entertainment, laughter, and inspiration, along with a delicious meal and silent and live auctions. Cocktails at 5:30 and program at 6:00 pm. A VIP reception for event sponsors will begin at 5:00 pm.

An Evening to Remember
The Shangri-La Resort, located at the tip of Monkey Island in the center of northeast Oklahoma’s beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, provides the ultimate venue for an elegant and momentous evening. The menu for the evening will include Executive Chef Michael Bujold’s award-winning cuisine with an entrée of Short Rib Ossobuco Milanese served with risotto and a Chocolate Ganache cake for dessert. There will be an open bar with drink tickets provided and specialty wine service for sponsored tables.

An International Keynote Speaker
Our keynote speaker this year, Todd Huston knows how to overcome incredible challenges. When Todd lost a leg in a boating accident at age 14, his life was radically changed. As an adult, to prove that you can overcome challenges, Todd completed a world record setting Summit America expedition by climbing to the highest elevations of all 50 states in only 66 days 22 hours and 47 minutes, shattering the original record by 35 days. Todd was the first and only disabled person to break an able body world record in sports. He served as a psychotherapist and clinical director of the Amputee Resource Center in California and continues using his professional skills and personal experiences upon relocating back to his home state of Oklahoma. We are very excited to hear Todd’s powerful presentation “More than Mountains” and know it will be one you won’t forget.

New Dynamic Event Format

In addition to the popular silent and live auctions, guests will be invited to participate in a number of lively activities throughout the evening including:

  • purchasing a mystery box for the chance to win big!
  • showing your support by wearing some special “bling” (you’ll see when you get here!)
  • winning prizes by simply showing your knowledge and skill
  • learning more about the work your donations support

Enjoy Shangri-La Amenities

As you will notice, this year’s top-tier sponsorships include a stay at the luxurious Shangri-La Resort, named “Oklahoma’s Outstanding Lodging” by the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.  We have also arranged a special rate for all of our guests that can be accessed by calling the hotel at 918.257.4204 and identifying yourself as a guest of Home of Hope. (Note the special rate is not available when making on-line reservations and good only by calling prior to May 25.) If you plan to enjoy other resort amenities, we suggest you make spa and tee time reservations early.  More information at shangrilaok.com.

For online tickets and more information