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OETA Named 'Organizational Advocate of the Year' by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy
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The Oklahoma Educational Television Authority (OETA) is to be named as the Organizational Advocate of the Year by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy. The annual Heroes Ball will take place via Zoom Friday, July 31 from 6-7 p.m.
 
Oklahoma’s statewide public television station is being honored for its outstanding efforts in providing distance learning opportunities to Oklahoma’s students as schools closed early last spring due to the outbreak of COVID-19.
 
“‘Education’ is in our middle name,” says Polly Anderson, executive director. “Our team acted swiftly to provide educational programming and free corresponding curriculum to Oklahoma’s students and teachers. It is our privilege to continue supporting the educational needs our state faces as we face a new school year. We are very proud and grateful to be named Organizational Advocate of the Year and we will continue to serve Oklahoma’s youngest learners as we have for the past 63 years.”
 
Tickets for the Zoom event will be $75 with no meal; for those who wish to have meals delivered to their homes from local restaurants around the state, tickets will be $100. There also are various sponsorship opportunities for those individuals, businesses and organizations who wish to support OICA with multiple tickets. Traditional table sponsors can host the regular ten people who sit at a tabletop in a remote location and still be within social distancing guidelines. In addition to honoring the state’s top child advocates, the Heroes Ball is OICA’s top fundraising event which funds most of the organization’s important programs.
 
For more information about the Heroes Ball or learn more about OICA, visit www.oica.org or call 405-236-KIDS (5437).