COX CENTER TULSA KICKS OFF 2018 WITH A FOCUS ON THE CITY, YOUTH, AND COMEDY

After an Award-Winning 2017, Downtown Tulsa Venue Hosts Tulsa Regional Chamber, State Educators, a Children’s Center Gala, and Comedic National Headliner

Cox Business Center begins 2018 with a two-week long private event before the Aim High Academy holds its annual Dream Meet event and hosts Tulsa children interested in gymnastics and dance. The Center then hosts the Chamber’s Annual Meeting before going back to athletics with the National Cheerleader’s Association’s “Oklahoma Classic.” The month ends with a laugh when comedian Steve Treviño brings his “It’s a Love Story” tour to the downtown Tulsa venue’s Assembly Hall.

Aim High Academy Dream Meet / Jan. 12th-14th – Aim High Academy is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping build bright futures for urban children and youth in Tulsa, and providing them with gymnastic and dance opportunities. The annual Dream Meet is held in conjunction with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Society as an event celebration and hosts over 450 Oklahoma gymnasts in this fundraising event. For more information, visit http://www.tulsagymnastics.com/dream-meet.html.

Oklahoma Classic 2018 / Jan. 13th Cox Center Tulsa proudly welcomes the National Cheerleaders Association and the National Dance Association for their annual Oklahoma competition. Division winners and specialty award winners across the entire competition will be recognized. Tickets range from $13-$15 with children seven and under free, and doors open at 7:00 a.m. for the 9:00 a.m. Saturday event in the venue’s arena. For more information, visit https://nca.varsity.com/Oklahoma-Classic.

Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Meeting / Jan. 18th The Tulsa Regional Chamber Annual Meeting will be on January 18 in the Cox Center Tulsa Assembly Hall with more than 1,300 area business leaders, local officials, and citizens in attendance. The meeting will include the formal inauguration of Steve Bradshaw, CEO of BOK Financial Corporation as the 2018 chair of the Board of Directors, an awards presentation, and Bradshaw’s unveiling of the Chamber’s primary initiatives for 2018. The cost of the event is $85 for members and $100 for Non-Members, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. and the event beginning at noon. For more information, visit www.tulsachamber.com.

OkMEA Winter-in-Service Conference / Jan. 18th-19th –The Oklahoma Music Education Association (OkMEA) will hold its January Winter-in-Service Conference at Cox Center Tulsa. The association is the unifying voice of Oklahoma music educators and aims to ensure every Oklahoma K-12 student receives a high-quality, sequential music education provided by a certified music educator. For more information about the event, visit www.okmea.org.

“Toyland Ball” / Jan. 20th – Toyland Ball is The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s annual signature fundraising event. The black tie gala offers an elegant evening of dinner and dancing, with a live auction helping the Center raise nearly 16% of its total operating budget. A highlight of the Ball is the Guardian Angel Award presentation which honors a person or personal who have made significant contributions to further the Center’s purpose of protecting and nurturing at risk children. The 2018 Toyland Ball theme is “Under the Sea.” For more information, visit http://www.toylandball.org/.

Christ in Youth “Believe Conference” / Jan. 26th-27th Believe is a high-energy weekend event exclusively for junior high students, and the Christ in Youth annual conference will have its Tulsa stop at the Cox Business Center on January 26-27. The event is specifically structured for teens, packed with powerful worship, and Believe 2018 will feature speaker-magician Robert Watson, singer-songwriter Merci Neff, the Believe Worship Band, and the Kalied Dance Crew. For more information, visit https://www.ciy.com/believe/.

Life Leadership “New Year’s Summit” / Jan. 26-28th Life Leadership specializes in producing personal development materials offered for sale through independent Life Members. The company—founded in 2011 by seven entrepreneurs with decades of experience, The New York Times bestselling books, and ranking as Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Speakers—brings its New Year’s Summit to Convention to Tulsa for a two-day event. For more information, visit www.mainhomepage.com.

Steve Treviño “It’s a Love Story” / Jan. 27th Comedian Steve Treviño is often called the new voice for the 21st century Mexican American, and his “Universally Relatable” stand-up has resulted in memorable appearances on “Comics Unleashed,” BET’s “Comic View,” the Three Amigos Comedy Tour, and successful comedy specials on both Showtime and Netflix. Tickets are now on sale for his Tulsa performance. For more information, visit www.stevetrevino.com.

To view the complete January schedule, visit www.coxcentertulsa.com/events.

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