Hall of Fame Night
The late sportswriter Wally Wallis initiated the inaugural Sports Headliner Banquet back in 1966. After a brief hiatus in the mid 70’s, John Brooks resurrected the event as a March of Dimes benefit. Originally held by the Press Club as a male-only affair with just one honoree, the event has expanded into quite the affair, honoring all deserving athletes, coaches and teams. Each year Oklahoma produces a number of candidates worthy of our Honoree list.
The March of Dimes is a national voluntary health agency with the mission of improving the health of babies, by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality. Founded in 1938, the March of Dimes funds programs of research, community service, education, and advocacy to save babies. In 2003, the March of Dimes launched a campaign to address the increasing rate of premature birth.
We feel that we can carry on our mission through a benefit that combines honoring successful athletes, who have well represented Oklahoma, while enlightening our guests on our dedication to an organization that changes lives each day. The 38th Sports Headliner Banquet will be a spectacular and memorable evening for all attending.
We look forward to your involvement with the March of Dimes Sports Headliner Banquet. It will be a night of excitement and anticipation to see all those who are being honored for the 2013 year. The March of Dimes appreciates each and every person, and organization, that takes the time to support and learn more about our mission.