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Power of sports - presented by Group One Thousand One

Posted On September 10, 2017

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Making its national debut on FOX Sports Southwest and other participating FOX Sports regional networks this past week, Power of Sports was created to share inspiring stories of people, organizations and communities connecting through sports to create...

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2017 Cheer Clinic

Posted On September 7, 2017

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On Saturday, August 19, more than 250 athletes, coaches, and volunteers from 16 OKC schools tumbled into Heritage Hall for the 2nd Annual OKCPS Cheer Clinic. The clinic was funded and coordinated by a Fields & Futures cheerleading committee of 10 co...

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Delaware Life Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Fields & Futures. Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation announces new partnership

Posted On June 13, 2017

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A big day for Fields & Futures and all those we serve! Dan Towriss, president of Delaware Life, announced a $1.5 million gift to support field construction over the next three years. At the same event, Steve Salem, president of the Cal Ripken, Sr. Fo...

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Lead with love

Posted On February 26, 2017

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By Keith Sinor, OKCPS District Director of Athletics - If you are anything like me, you hear the word love and immediately think of love, the emotion. Emotional love is amazing and can bring great joy but that is not the type of love I am referring ...

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Do something.

Posted On February 9, 2017

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By Alton Carter, author of The Boy Who Carried Bricks and Aging Out. During the past year, I have had hundreds of people ask me the same question, “What can I do to make a difference?” My answer has been and always will be, “Just do something, anyth...

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The Power of Love

Posted On February 1, 2017

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It’s hard to believe it was just one year ago this month the students at Edmond North High School gave the Roosevelt Middle School community in south Oklahoma City one of the greatest love offerings we may ever see. Through their efforts, BALTO 2016 ...

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Why sports?

Posted On January 2, 2017

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Fields & Futures was founded on three core beliefs: BELIEF #1: Every child deserves the opportunity to feel needed, appreciated and part of something bigger than themselves. Kids want to belong. BELIEF #2: A motivated student will work harder to ge...

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More stability for OKCPS student-athletes

Posted On December 21, 2016

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A solid returning lineup: With improvements to sports fields, more coaches stay in school system By: Molly M. Fleming  The Journal Record December 21, 2016  OKLAHOMA CITY – Webster Middle School Athletic Director Katrinka Greear could have retired...

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one student at a time

Posted On December 11, 2016

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When St. Luke's United Methodist Church said they wanted to feature Fields & Futures at their December 11 service, they asked if there was a student-athlete they could talk to ... someone who had been impacted by our work. We immediately thought ...

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Fields & Futures welcomes Cal Ripken, Jr. to Oklahoma City

Posted On October 4, 2016

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Cal Ripken, Jr., known as baseball’s all-time Iron Man, retired from baseball in 2001 after a hall of fame career that spanned 21 seasons, all with the Baltimore Orioles. Best known for his streak of 2,632 consecutive games played, Ripken’s name ha...

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Sporting chance - Why Keith Sinor wants to transform athletics in Oklahoma City Public Schools and how he plans to do it

Posted On October 2, 2016

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SPORTING CHANCE: Why Keith Sinor wants to transform athletics in Oklahoma City Public Schools and how he plans to do it The Oklahoman/NewsOK.com - by Jenni Carlson  Published: October 2, 2016  Keith Sinor, director of athletics for Oklahoma Cit...

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Fighting Childhood Obesity

Posted On September 5, 2016

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In this article titled "Fighting Childhood Obesity" by Catherine Arnst, Senior Communications Officer at Robert Wood Johnson Foundation she states, "Access to safe play spaces is a crucial but often overlooked element in keeping kids healthy," while ...

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Star Spencer's Twidwell Stadium getting a deserved makeover

Posted On August 10, 2016

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NewsOK.com by Scott Wright  Published: August 10, 2016  In this photo from The Oklahoman archives, Millwood’s D’Juan Woods tries to run out of the tackle of Star Spencer’s Mathew Gates. Taken from near ground level, the photo illustrates how signi...

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Fields & Futures: As project nears halfway mark new fields boost opportunities

Posted On August 7, 2016

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by Michaela Marx Wheatley, The Oklahoman / NewsOK.com BrandInsight Editor  Published: August 6, 2016   A few months ago, Oklahoma City Energy FC co-owner Tim McLaughlin stood on the sidelines of a youth soccer game in south Oklahoma City and couldn...

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OKC PAL YOUTH LEAGUE - SOCCER!

Posted On June 29, 2016

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The 2015-2016 OKC PAL Youth League is now in the record books. By the end of the year, the league had doubled in size, with 500 young soccer players competing each Saturday at the Wendel Whisenhunt Sports Complex in south Oklahoma City. In its inaugu...

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new home for Energy FC promotes youth, community health

Posted On July 18, 2016

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According to the State of Obesity by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, children ages 10 to 17 in Oklahoma had a 2011 obesity rate of 17.4 percent, ranking the state 14th in obesity numbers. For high school stu...

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Organizations Pitch In For Fields & Futures

Posted On April 24, 2016

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Compiled by Jenni Carlson, Staff Writer, [email protected] Published: April 24, 2016 Tim McLaughlin started Fields & Futures in 2012 with a simple but significant vision – renovate every athletic field in the Oklahoma City Public School dis...

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Roosevelt middle school - history in the making

Posted On March 4, 2016

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A big day for the Roosevelt Titans! Friday, March 4, 2016 marked the official groundbreaking of Roosevelt Middle School's new athletic fields. Students from Edmond North High School were there to share in the fun and see the fruits of their labor...

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Star Spencer High School - Let the field work begin!

Posted On February 25, 2016

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The community of Spencer, OK turned out Thursday night, Feb. 25, to support the Foundation for OKCPS Partners in Action event, and to hear Fields & Futures share plans for the new athletic fields now under construction. Thanks to all who attended!  ...

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OKC PAL Youth League - Hoops! Week 5

Posted On February 20, 2016

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Last week we highlighted a pair of coaches who were challenging their players to hold each other accountable during the school day. Throughout the week, we’ve learned of other schools and coaches who are encouraging similar habits among their student...

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Edmond North High School BALTO Week 2016 - Best Balto ever!

Posted On February 12, 2016

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EDMOND — History was made as Edmond North High School BALTO Week 2016 announced it had raised a grand total of $708,748! Of that total, $354,374 was a match provided by the "Fields & Futures Match Team," representing 20-plus donors. Proceeds will be ...

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OKC PAL Youth League - Hoops! Week 4

Posted On February 13, 2016

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The link between the OKC PAL Youth League and behavior in school continues to grow stronger each week. During one practice, we observed how two coaches handled a team disciplinary issue. The coaches challenged their players to hold each other account...

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OKC PAL Youth League - Hoops! Week 3

Posted On February 6, 2016

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As the OKC PAL Youth League continues to grow, schools, players and coaches are embracing the league in many ways. We are seeing the benefits of offering different sports in back-to-back seasons. One coach, for example, found a creative approach for ...

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OKC PAL Youth League - Hoops! Week 2

Posted On February 7, 2016

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Although it’s only the second week of our new basketball league, our teams are already in mid-season form! So many of our students have never played basketball, yet their improvement is what had the crowd buzzing during Saturday’s games. The teams ar...

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Edmond North High School BALTO Week chooses Fields & Futures as 2016 Recipient

Posted On November 21, 2015

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What began in 1995 as an Edmond North High School student-led initiative to raise money for a teacher fighting cancer has evolved into BALTO Week, a highly anticipated annual fundraiser, benefiting one local nonprofit each year. BALTO stands for Brin...

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OKC PAL Youth League - Hoops! Week 1

Posted On January 23, 2016

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Fields & Futures is excited to report the OKC PAL Youth League had their first basketball games of the season on January 23. After a successful program launch with flag football and volleyball in the fall, the league has expanded to include schools t...

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"This is that place." this is our time.

Posted On January 24, 2016

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Please join Fields & Futures and Edmond North High School BALTO Week in making sure the students at Roosevelt Middle School in south Oklahoma City get the athletic fields they deserve. Imagine the impact when Roosevelt students and their families can...

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youth league - week 5

Posted On November 14, 2015

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YOUTH LEAGUE PLAYS FINAL GAMES OF SEASON.  Our flag football and volleyball leagues played their last games of the season on Saturday, November 14. Although it was a short season, we couldn’t have been happier with the level of participation and com...

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YOUTH league - week 4

Posted On November 7, 2015

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We had beautiful weather for our second day of Youth League games. It’s exciting to watch these young athletes as they discover new talents and follow their coach’s guidance. You can sense the growing confidence in their voices as they eagerly explai...

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YOUTH league - Week 3

Posted On October 31, 2015

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YOUTH LEAGUE PLAYED FIRST GAMES The Youth League played their first games, a doubleheader, at Jefferson Middle School on October 31.  Volleyball finals were: Coolidge 2 vs. Hillcrest 0, Fillmore 2 vs Bodine 0, Hillcrest 2 vs. Rancho Village 0, Prair...

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New Youth League Up and Running!

Posted On October 17, 2015

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A new collaboration between Fields & Futures, OKCPS Athletics, OKC Police Athletic League, Oklahoma Cleats for Kids and OKC Parks & Recreation has resulted in a new inner-city youth league for 6th graders who may not otherwise have the opportunity to...

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Youth League - Week 2

Posted On October 24, 2015

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NEW YOUTH LEAGUE HAS PRE-SEASON SCRIMMAGE The Youth League had their pre-season scrimmage Saturday, October 24, at Jefferson Middle School. The scrimmage started at 9 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m., and had eight volleyball teams and seven football teams ...

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Fields & Futures Bowtie Ball - party with a purpose

Posted On November 9, 2015

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"HEY, COACH. THIS IS FOR YOU!" A night to celebrate, honor and thank the coaches who make the world a better place – one athlete at a time, the Fields & Futures Bowtie Ball is set for Thursday, December 17, 2015 at the Chevy Bricktown Events Center...

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Capitol Hill High School - Ribbon Cutting for new athletic fields

Posted On October 26, 2015

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Sunny skies. Green fields. Lots of smiling faces. These are just some of the highlights from yesterday's field celebration at Capitol Hill HIgh School. We have lots of people to thank for making it a fun day to remember! News 9's Kelly Ogle...

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Whole Foods Community Giving Day

Posted On September 1, 2015

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Whole Foods Market Oklahoma City selected Fields & Futures as the beneficiary of their quarterly Community Giving Day, which took place on Tuesday, August 25. Whole Foods presented Fields & Futures with a check for $5,175.55, representing 5% of net s...

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Energy FC Check Presentation

Posted On August 5, 2015

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Last night was one for the books for Fields & Futures and the coaches of Oklahoma City Public Schools.  Since moving into Taft Stadium this season, Energy FC has earmarked $2 from every ticket for Fields & Futures. With two months of regular season ...

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Play for Life

Posted On May 31, 2015

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Fields & Futures appreciates the support of Dr. Angela Lumpkin, Professor and Department Chair for the Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences at Texas Tech University. The author of 23 books, more than 60 scholarly publications and upwar...

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Hole in One Challenge presented by Bank of Oklahoma

Posted On June 18, 2015

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Fields & Futures is excited to announce Bank of Oklahoma as our sponsor of the inaugural  ‘Hole-in-One Challenge’ to be held at our 2015 Team Up to Tee Off Coaches Appreciation Golf Tournament. Bank of Oklahoma will donate $100,000 to help rebuild...

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Team Up To Tee Off Golf Tournament

Posted On April 29, 2015

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GOLF FOR A CAUSE A fun day of golf, prizes and bragging rights. Hit the links with Oklahoma City Public Schools Athletics staff and coaches, knowing every dollar raised will help rebuild an athletic field, pay for coaches professional development ...

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LIDS Foundation Tip the Hat Award

Posted On March 19, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS- March 12, 2015- LIDS® Foundation hosted a beautiful evening for all five Tip the Hat Award Finalists. We were surrounded by passionate professionals representing organizations from around the nation. During the ceremony, Fields & Future...

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Always Ready, Always There

Posted On February 23, 2015

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The Oklahoma Centennial Bison enjoyed a special visit from the Oklahoma National Guard on Tue, Feb 17, 2015, as part of a Military Appreciation event. Later that evening, the Varsity Boys took on Heritage Hall and walked away the victor with a close ...

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"Learn Your Craft"

Posted On January 19, 2015

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"Learn your craft" is one of five coaching covenants adopted by Oklahoma City Public Schools Athletics. On January 17, 2015, Fields & Futures hosted its fifth Coaching Clinic, this time focused on Spring 2015 sports, including baseball, soccer, trac...

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new fields & futures video introduced at chevy bowtie ball

Posted On December 18, 2014

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When you ask OKCPS Athletic Director Keith Sinor why he took on the job of athletic director in 2011, he will tell you he wants to "help kids write a better story." This new video for Fields & Futures, created and produced by the team at Lampstand, t...

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fields & futures, sandridge energy introduce new program to help show support for student-athletes

Posted On December 13, 2014

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It was a big week at Oklahoma Centennial Mid-High School in Oklahoma City. With the generous help of SandRidge Energy, Fields & Futures worked with Oklahoma City Public Schools Athletics and administration at Centennial Mid-High to create and introd...

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Fields & Futures welcomes Coach Bobby Bowden to OKC

Posted On September 23, 2014

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The First Annual Chevy Bowtie Ball, benefiting Fields & Futures, will feature Guest Coach Bobby Bowden, former head coach for Florida State University and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. The legendary college football coach guided FSU ...

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thank you SandRidge Energy!

Posted On December 6, 2014

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Thank you SandRidge Energy for inviting us in to decorate a Fields & Futures themed Christmas tree! Our sponsors are the BEST.

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Thanks, Coach Randall!

Posted On October 22, 2014

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Coach Archie Randall from Oklahoma City University hosted a free two-day wrestling clinic for OKCPS student-athletes. Coach Randall worked with 44 athletes from Southeast High School, Capitol Hill High School, and US Grant High School. This group inc...

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fields & futures receives $30,000 grant from oklahoma city community foundation

Posted On October 16, 2014

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Fields & Futures is pleased to announce it has received a $30,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and the Parks & Public Spaces Initiative. The grant will be used to help design and build a walking trail at Webster Middle School, to...

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New softball field at Capitol Hill High School

Posted On September 23, 2014

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The transformation of Capitol Hill High School's sports complex is underway! Fields & Futures, with the generous support of Cimarron Construction, Oklahoma County Commissioner Brian Maughan and many others, has almost completed the softball field...

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Posted On December 31, 1969

presbyterian health foundation awards fields & futures $25,000 grant for southeast high school field project

Posted On September 17, 2017

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