Ripples of Hope Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 28, 2022

Media Contact: Abby Sholar
Phone: 405-841-4800
Email: abby@calmwaters.org

Calm Waters Hosts Ripples of Hope Benefit Breakfast

Event will Feature Anthony Robinson, Keynote Speaker; Miss Oklahoma 2021 Ashleigh Robinson, Emcee; and Gene Rainbolt, Featured Speaker

Thursday, August 25  |  7:30 am – 9:00 am

Oklahoma City, July 28 – Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Central Oklahoma offering free grief support services to children and families, will host its annual benefit breakfast, Ripples of Hope, on Thursday, August 25, from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. at the Will Rogers Theatre, 4322 N. Western Ave., Oklahoma City. 

The event will feature keynote speaker, Anthony Robinson, whose parents died in a tragic and widely publicized murder-suicide when he was seven years old. Anthony was adopted by his aunt and uncle, who brought him and his sister into their home. Miss Oklahoma 2021 Ashleigh Robinson, Anthony’s cousin and adopted sister, will emcee the breakfast event. Calm Waters is also honored to announce featured speaker Gene Rainbolt, founder of BancFirst and founding director of Calm Waters in 1992. 

“We are incredibly honored to have Anthony as the keynote speaker for our inaugural benefit breakfast and know his story will strike a chord with those who attend,” said Erin Engelke, Calm Waters Executive Director. “He and his family have experienced tremendous loss in their lives and, as a result, understand the important of other children and families receiving help through Calm Waters free grief support programs.” 

Sponsors for Ripples of Hope include Bank of Oklahoma, Kimray, OG&E, Charlotte Lankard, Jeff and Ashley Perkins, HSPG & Associates and Matt Ralls.  

All proceeds from Ripples of Hope will benefit Calm Waters, which provides free grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Individual tickets are available for $50 each and sponsorship levels range from $250-$5,000. 

To purchase tickets and sponsorships, visit calmwaters.org/ripplesofhope/

 

 


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Calm Waters Center for Children and Families provides FREE grief support services for children and families on their grief journey caused by death, divorce or other significant loss. Since beginning in 1992, Calm Waters has served more than 58,000 individuals across the Greater OKC Metro Area through their Center and School Support Groups. For more information about Calm Waters and its services, visit Calmwaters.org or call 405-841-4800. Calm Waters is a proud United Way of Central Oklahoma Partner Agency.