The Junior League of Tulsa is thrilled to host its eighth annual Mentorship Luncheon on Friday, January 31, 2020 at Southern Hills Country Club. The 2020 luncheon marks an opportunity for the Junior League of Tulsa to honor its annual scholarship recipients. The League is proud to award two Founders’ Scholarships to graduating high school women who demonstrate an exceptional commitment to academics and voluntarism as well as two Mrs. W. Albert Cook Scholarships to nontraditional students. The proceeds from the luncheon will help fund the League’s scholarship program and support its mission of training and developing women leaders and effective community volunteers.
“I am really looking forward to welcoming Oklahoma’s own and U.S. Olympic medalist, Shannon Miller, to Mentorship Luncheon this year. She is sure to provide an inspiring message to our scholarship recipients and luncheon attendees,” remarked Meredith Bartlett, 2020 Mentorship Luncheon Chair. Miller, an Edmond, Oklahoma native, is the most decorated U.S. Olympic gymnast and is the only female inducted into the Olympic Hall of Fame two times – as an individual in 2006 and with her team in 2008. She won five medals at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, making her the most successful athlete of any sport on the U.S. National team that year. In 1996, she led the Magnificent Seven to the first-ever U.S. Women’s Gymnastics team gold medal and captured individual gold on the balance beam, another first for America.
“We are honored to have Shannon Miller with us as we award scholarships to these deserving women in our community,” said Jennifer Porter, President of the Junior League of Tulsa. “Her legacy as an Oklahoman serves as an inspiration to not just these outstanding recipients, but to all of the Junior League and the communities we serve.” The luncheon will also feature a VIP reception with Shannon Miller before the luncheon begins and a raffle that features four exciting packages for guests to win.
Bartlett and the Mentorship Luncheon Committee expect over 250 attendees. Premier Mentorship Luncheon Sponsors include Magellan Midstream Partners, Helmerich & Payne, ONEOK, Purl & Loop/Angela & Mark W. Smith, Soaring on Hope, and Tri-Power Energy Services. For additional information, visit www.jltulsa.org/fundraisers/mentorship-luncheon.