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Over 800 coaches participate in 4th annual Oklahoma Mentoring Challenge

The 2017-18 Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge campaign was spearheaded by OSU Coach Mike Gundy and OU Coach Lincoln Riley.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Over 800 Oklahoma coaches from 238 communities teamed up with mentoring organizations across the state to participate in the fourth annual Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a campaign to encourage Oklahomans to mentor young people in their communities. The 2017-18 campaign was spearheaded by OSU Coach […]

Former OCU player Lou Dunbar II drafted to Harlem Globetrotters

Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and current coach Sweet Lou Dunbar, was selected in the Harlem Globetrotters 2018 player draft.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The world famous exhibition basketball team, the Harlem Globetrotters, announced their 12th annual player draft, selecting five players, including Lou Dunbar II of Oklahoma City University, son of legendary Globetrotters showman and coach Sweet Lou Dunbar. Lou Dunbar II, is a 6-3 guard who earned All-Sooner […]

Special Olympic athletes to compete at 49th annual Summer Games in Stillwater

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK -The campus of Oklahoma State University will welcome more than 5,000 Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes May 16-18 during the 49th annual Special Olympics Summer Games.  Oklahoma staff and thousands of volunteers are preparing for three full days of competitions, Olympic-style ceremonies, Olympic Village, food, housing and more. On Wednesday morning, […]

FC Barcelona to host Soccer Camp in Oklahoma City and Tulsa

This month soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma City and Tulsa by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona.  Photo provided.

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – This summer two soccer camps will be hosted in Oklahoma by acclaimed Spanish soccer club FC (Futbol Club) Barcelona. The Oklahoma City camp will be held from June 5 – 9 at Heritage Hall, 1800 NW 122nd Street.  A second Oklahoma camp is scheduled for June 12-16 in Tulsa […]

Wheeler District Ferris Wheel site of Cleats for Kids 2017 Summer Kickoff

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By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The 4th annual Cleats for Kids’ (C4K) Summer Kickoff (SKO17) will take place on Saturday, June 3 at a new Oklahoma City location, the recently developed Wheeler District Ferris Wheel at 1701 S. Western Avenue.  SKO17 will be held from 12 – 3 p.m. with activities for all […]

OPINION: A modest proposal, from one ‘loyal and true’ — Why not raise the roof? Or the ceiling?

Nancy Lieberman. Slate.com

Patrick B. McGuigan, The City Sentinel editor and publisher OKLAHOMA CITY – May it please the court of public opinion, and more importantly OSU Athletic Director Mike Holder. Herewith my credentials, in condensed resume form: Patrick B. McGuigan, Bishop John Carroll school, class of 1968, boys basketball, baseball and football player. Bishop McGuinness Class of […]

COMMENTARY: Family Matters — In the Class 3A state championship basketball game, the Coaches Cudjoe count

The Star Spencer Bobcats, coached by Lance Cudjoe, compete in Oklahoma’s Class 3A basketball championship game on Saturday, March 11. Photo: Star Spencer High School Facebook.

Patrick B. McGuigan OKLAHOMA CITY – I have had the privilege of knowing folks named Cudjoe for most of my life, but I need to pay closer attention to certain intra-family information, including spelling of the last name. Seriously, now: The Cudjo family unit attending the same church as the McGuigans comes from the branch […]

‘Sooner Stilettos’ – continuing to mentor and inspire University of Oklahoma players and students

The Sooner Stilettos participated with the OU Women’s Basketball Team in an “Uncommon Spirit, a week of  Uncommon Service to the community.” Featured are Coach Jan Ross, OU Women’s Basketball Team, Sooner Stiletto President Mary Blankenship Pointer and Major Carlyle Gargis from the Salvation Army. The volunteers assisted clients in selecting groceries for food assistance at the Salvation Army. Photo Provided

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor Members of the Sooner Stilettos have emerged as role models and leaders in a program that emphasizes scholarship and pride among the young women who pass through the OU women’s basketball program. Bonds of friendship destined to last a life time have emerged over the 13 years professional women across […]

Special Olympics basketball tournament comes to Santa Fe Family Life Center

Legendary performer Vince Gill smiles as he greets young athletes at the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) in 2014. Gill was honored for his charitable activities at the 2014 JFK Community Service Dinner, which benefited the center in north Oklahoma City. On Nov. 14, SFFLC will host the Capitol region Special Olympics Basketball Tournament. The City Sentinel file photo

by Patrick B. McGuigan, editor OKLAHOMA CITY – Special Olympics Oklahoma will bring 30 teams to the Santa Fe Family Life Center (SFFLC) for a regional basketball tournament Saturday, Nov. 14. Players and teams will compete for the love of sport and fun all day. Activities begin at 8 a.m. and run until “about 4 […]

HITS OKC Running Festival set for October 17 and 18

The 2015 HITS Running Festival Oklahoma City, which includes the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness Expo will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. Photo by Chris Barnes

By Darla Shelden City Sentinel Reporter The 2015 HITS Oklahoma City Running Festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, South Mickey Mantle Drive in Oklahoma City. The event will include the Friends & Family Mile, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon, along with the Family Fitness […]

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