OG&E Wins United Way’s Corn Hole Cup!

The Hole Shebang! Raises over $69,000 to benefit the United Way Centennial Campaign 

OKLAHOMA CITY – United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Emerging Leaders donned OG&E the next reigning champion of The Hole Shebang! annual corporate corn hole tournament on Thursday, Sept. 7 at the Love’s Stage and Great Lawn at Scissortail Park. OG&E received the coveted United Way Corn Hole Cup traveling trophy .

Centennial Campaign Co-Chairs Natalie Shirley and Robert Clements will lead this year’s centennial fundraising campaign. A 20-minute program beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the wine reception will kick off the campaign, with a welcome from United Way Board Chair Shane Wharton, president of Love’s Travel Stops. Anticipated news to be announced will be the UWCO 2023 Centennial Campaign Goal and WayFinder Innovation Grant recipients.

The Hole Shebang! corporate corn hole tournament, specially-hosted this year by United Way’s Emerging Leaders, will feature 81 teams in competitive play for the coveted corn hole cup traveling trophy and bragging rights of beating the reigning champion, Chesapeake Energy, if successful. New to this year, UWCO Partner Agencies will team up to compete in a Partner Agency Corn Hole Tournament, uniquely created for their participation. Thanks to the generosity of Love’s Travel Stops, the Love’s 52-foot tanker, featuring UWCO’s centennial logo and theme, “A Century of Compassion” will be parked on-site at both events, offering photo opportunities for attendees.

In addition to the corporate corn hole challenge, $2,500 sponsors will receive an entry into the CEO Boss Toss challenge, where top company leaders in central Oklahoma will face-off in a competitive bracket with revised rules and extra fundraising incentives.

Proceeds from the wine reception and The Hole Shebang! will contribute to UWCO’s 2023 centennial fundraising campaign to be invested in 141 health and human service programs at 70 local Partner Agencies.

The 2023 Centennial Campaign Two-Day Kickoff is made possible through the support of presenting sponsor FORVIS and the generosity of Love’s Travel Stops, along with supporting event sponsors: American Fidelity, Arvest, Cavender Auto Family — Oklahoma, Chesapeake Energy, City Trailer & Paint Works, Clements Foods Co., Duncan Oil Properties, Inc., Inc., Ernst & Young LLP, Gaming Capital Group, LSB Industries, Manhattan Construction, MidFirst Bank, OG&E, OKC Thunder, OU Health Sciences Center, and Variety Care.