12th Annual Kappa
Klassic Scores Big For J. D. McCarty Center
In 1998, the Beta
Theta chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
at the University of Oklahoma selected the J.
D. McCarty Center for children with developmental
disabilities as their local philanthropy project.
Twelve years later, that partnership between
the women of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the McCarty
Center continues to grow.
According to Maggie
Murdock, Kappa Kappa Gamma philanthropy chair,
this was a record-breaking year with $23,000
being raised. That brings the twelve-year total
Fundraising began with
a silent auction during a dad's day bar-b-que
held at the Kappa house before the OU-Texas
A & M game on Saturday. "This was the
first time we've had a silent auction in connection
with the Kappa Klassic," explained Murdock.
"We raised $1500. We believe the silent
auction will continue to grow."
On Sunday, November 15,
two hundred twenty golfers braved a damp, cold,
wind chilled day to play in the 12th annual
Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament at the Westwood
Golf Course in Norman. Golfers were divided
between morning and afternoon rounds.
"We are grateful for
the support the Kappa's have shown us over the
years," said Uwe von Schamann, director
of development for the McCarty Center. "They
have not only been generous with their financial
support, but also with their time and talents
as volunteers at the hospital. This year's Kappa
Klassic proceeds will go to our Camp ClapHans
scholarship endowment fund," he added.
Camp ClapHans is a summer
camp project of the J. D. McCarty Center. The
scholarship endowment fund will assist parents
in paying camp tuition for their children. The
camp is in the construction bid phase and is
anticipated to be open in the summer of 2011.
The J. D. McCarty Center
is Oklahoma's center of excellence in the care
and treatment of children with developmental
disabilities from birth to age 21. Founded in
1946, the McCarty Center treated only one diagnosis
palsy. Today, the hospital has treated more
than 70 different diagnoses in the developmental
disability category treating them with physical,
occupational, speech and language therapy that
they need to reach their highest level of independence
and functionality. In an average year the McCarty
Center will see children from 70 of Oklahoma's
|Maggie Murdock, a junior
from Edmond, Oklahoma, and philanthropy
chair for the 240 member Kappa Kappa Gamma
sorority at the University of Oklahoma,
stands ready to welcome the 220 golfers
who played in the 12th annual Kappa Klassic
Golf Tournament to benefit the J. D. McCarty
Center. This year's event raised a record
The 240-member Beta Theta
chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
at the University of Oklahoma in Norman
raised a record $23,000 from their 12th
annual Kappa Klassic Golf Tournament to
benefit the J. D. McCarty Center for children
with developmental disabilities held Sunday,
November 15 at the Westwood Golf Course.
This brings the 12-year total for the
children's rehab hospital to $163,481.