Calm Waters Announces 7th Annual Under The Big Top fundraiser, March 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- January 28, 2020 

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Calm Waters Announces 7th Annual Under The Big Top fundraiser, March 6

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Central Oklahoma offering free grief and divorce support services to children and families, announces their seventh annual Under The Big Top, a carnival-style evening fundraiser, Friday, March 6, 6:30 to 10 p.m. at the Oklahoma City Farmer’s Public Market at 311 S. Klein Ave, Oklahoma City.

Kay Goebel, Donna Lawrence and Erin Engelke, Calm Waters’ executive director, enjoying the 2019 Under The Big Top carnival-style fundraiser for Calm Wasters at the OKC Farmer’s Market.

Under The Big Top is Calm Waters’ largest event of the year and features carnival-inspired food and popular games such as Plinko, Balloon Pop, Hole-in-One, Punch Wall and Deck of Cards, as well as wine walks, a high-end jewelry pull, unique raffles and a live auction. The performers returning this year are magician, Jonathan Meyer; aerialist, Cat Carter, the Flying Okie; and jugglers and stilt walkers from Inspyral.

New this year, KFOR’s Rise and Shine Co-Anchor and four-time Heartland Emmy winner, Lucas Ross, and his banjo is the event emcee and ringmaster.

All carnival games provide opportunities to win gift cards from local greater Oklahoma City restaurants and businesses, and there are two chances to win the popular game, Deck of Cards. The game’s winners will take home half of each pot, either $780 or $1,560.

Individual tickets are $100, or two for $150 and includes open bar and appetizers. Sponsorship opportunities begin at $500 and current sponsors include First Bank of Okarche, Chickasaw Nation, Integris Hospital Foundation, Peggy Kates and Paycom. Last year’s event raised $110,000, and all proceeds will fund Calm Waters’ programs. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

About Calm Waters Center for Children and Families

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families provides FREE mental health services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Calm Waters serves more than 4,000 Oklahoman children and their parents each year across the Greater OKC Metro Area through support groups at the Center and in 11 public school districts. For more information, visit or call 405-841-4800. Calm Waters is a proud United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency.