This past Monday, on April 11th, QuiBids participated in the inaugural Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award banquet. It was held at the beautiful, historic Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. For those who don’t know who Wayman Tisdale was, feel free to read more here. The recipient of this year’s award was Jared Sullinger of Ohio State University. Congrats Jared!
“It was awesome baby!” In addition to the Wayman Tisdale Freshman of the Year Award, there was a Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award, presented to Dick Vitale. Mr. Vitale is wildly known for his iconic voice of men’s college basketball on ESPN. He was quite a delight to listen to at the awards banquet.
We sponsored a table at this event and were able to take in the entirety of the event and get to know the legend that Wayman Tisdale was. He impacted so many individuals and even through his hard times, always had a smile on his face. What a testimony!
We’re thrilled that Oklahoma City is the host of this amazing event and that it is fully supported by our community! The banquet was completely sold out. The event began with a happy hour to talk amongst friends, then promptly starting at a set time to sit down for a nice meal and more conversation. The ceremony and awards presentations went off without a hitch. Congrats to the chairman and his committee for putting on a flawless event! We hope to be a part of this event again next year.
Proceeds of the banquet went to disadvantaged children’s clinics and programs put on by Access Sports, a non-profit in Oklahoma City.