Eastern’s annual Sapphire Ball scholarship fundraiser set for Feb. 28
WILBURTON, OK (Feb. 3, 2015) – Eastern Oklahoma State College will host its sixth annual Sapphire Ball on Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Student Center Ballroom in Wilburton. The annual black-tie event honors supporters of the college while raising funds for student scholarships.
In addition to the annual awards presentations for outstanding alumni, community supporters and employee’s, the event will feature dinner, dancing, silent and live auctions, and a performance by the Eastern Expressions. The evening will begin with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
Treva Kennedy, Eastern’s director of Institutional Advancement, said 100 percent of the event’s proceeds go directly to the Sapphire Scholarship Fund.
“The Sapphire Ball is not only a fun evening, but the funds raised during the event help Eastern students continue their education,” Kennedy said. “In the past three years, our supporters have raised nearly $31,000 for student scholarships during this event. We hope to continue that growth for the sake of our students.”
During the evening, Eastern President Dr. Stephen E Smith will honor four individuals and one organization that have been instrumental to the success of the college.
Tickets for the Sapphire Ball are $50 each and are available at eosc.edu/sapphireball. For more information, contact the Office of Institutional Advancement at 918-465-1759.