The Pencil Box Benefiting from Tulsa Auto Show, Mini Golf Proceeds

TULSA (March 24, 2017) – Two entities with an interest in bringing smiles to the faces of Tulsa-area kids will be joining together to benefit students as proceeds from the 18-Hole Mini-Golf Course will go to The Pencil Box.
The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa International Auto Show will be held April 7-9 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa.
Opening its doors in Tulsa to teachers in October 2015, The Pencil Box is a non-profit free store where teachers can shop for free school supplies specific to the needs of their classrooms and students in grades pre-kindergarten through 12. Schools eligible to shop are public schools where 70 percent or more of the students live at or below the poverty level.
“We are deeply honored and most grateful for the generosity of the Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association and for their partnership in providing school supplies to disadvantaged students and their teachers,” Nancy Bolzle, executive director for The Pencil Box, said. “At The Pencil Box, we believe every student deserves the tools necessary for successful learning. With approximately 42,000 students in Tulsa County living at or below the poverty level, the need is huge. Our children’s future, and that of our community, will be determined by the investment we make today.”
Schools are invited to shop at The Pencil Box beginning with the neediest. Currently, teachers from invited schools can shop on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons and the first Saturday of the month throughout the academic year. The Pencil Box depends solely on the generosity of businesses, foundations and individuals to stock its shelves, and has given over $400,000 worth of supplies toward the needs of Tulsa-area students.
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Tulsa Auto Show Celebrating 100 Years

TULSA (March 20, 2017) – The year was 1917 and the automobile was still early in its infancy as a part of daily American life. There were an estimated 5 million registered automobiles then, as compared to more than 255 million 100 years later. And it was the first year of the Tulsa International Auto Show, which will be celebrating a century of automobiles next month.
The 100th anniversary of the Tulsa International Auto Show will be held April 7-9 at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square in Tulsa.
“We expect this to be a special year for the Tulsa Auto Show,” Bill Knight, president of Knight Automotive Group, said. “Tulsa’s commitment to the growth of the auto industry has been reflected positively for the past century, and we are excited to have an opportunity to celebrate 100 years of the automobile industry in the Tulsa area.”
The Tulsa Auto Show is one of the largest consumer shows in Oklahoma and will feature a variety of entertaining activities for adults and kids of all ages. The 100th anniversary event will include a re-creation of the event from a century ago with one hundred-year-old and vintage cars; the opportunity to test drive cars and trucks from Toyota and Chevrolet; the Hall of Fame NASCAR exhibit; classic cars; an 18-hole mini golf course; a “Caffeine and Gasoline” event and many new vehicles that are not yet in dealership showrooms.
“The Tulsa Auto Show is going to be an exciting event for everyone who walks in the doors,” Tom Bloomfield, general manager with Don Thornton Automotive Group, said. “Whether you enjoy classic cars, new cars or fast cars, there will be something here for […]

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