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Orchard Road Community Outreach partnering with Northwest Arkansas Naturals

February 21, 2018

  

STILWELL, Okla. — For the second consecutive year, Orchard Road Community Outreach will participate in the Northwest Arkansas Naturals' Community Partner program as the ball club hosts “ORCO Night with NWA Naturals” on Monday, May 26.


The program allows nonprofit organizations to sell tickets to a Naturals game with the nonprofit keeping up to 50 percent of the ticket sales. Last year, ORCO sold more than 300 tickets resulting in $1,212 dollars raised through the Naturals program.


Tickets must be purchased from an ORCO representative to count towards the organization’s ticket sales.


“We are very appreciative that the Northwest Arkansas Naturals selected our nonprofit as a participant in the club’s Community Partner program,” said Tyler Thomas, ORCO board president. “Our 2017 ORCO Night with the NWA Naturals was very successful, and we look forward to showcasing our organization once again with baseball fans in Northwest Arkansas.”


If ORCO meets ticket sales incentive marks, the organization will be able to showcase the nonprofit at the May 26 game against the Midland Rockhounds with an information table on the concourse, live radio interview during the game’s broadcast, on-field recognition and Naturals website recognition. The nonprofit will also able to select a representative to throw out the first pitch if ORCO sells more than 200 tickets.


For more information or to order tickets, contact Orchard Road Community Outreach at orchardroadcommunityoutreach@gmail.com or call 918-457-7011. 

Orchard Road Community Outreach announces inaugural golf tournament

August 18, 2017


 STILWELL, Okla. — Adair County-based nonprofit Orchard Road Community Outreach recently announced its inaugural fundraising golf tournament scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 16 at Cherokee Springs Golf Course.   


The tournament will start at 2 p.m. with registration opening at 1 p.m. at the golf course in Tahlequah. Entry for the two-man scramble is $50 per person. Through participation and sponsorship donations, ORCO hopes to raise more than $5,000 for its nonprofit organization.   


Each tournament participant will receive a t-shirt and gift bag that includes a sleeve Srixon golf balls, tees and ball marker. Participants are also automatically entered for our numerous door prizes, including a signed football by the 2016 OSU Cowboys, a signed football by Arkansas Razorbacks head coach Bret Bielema, signed basketball by OU Sooners head coach Lon Kruger, signed basketball by Kansas Jayhawks head coach Bill Self and more.   


“We are very excited to start this annual event,” said Reba Bruner, ORCO board president. “The board of directors has already received great feedback from sponsors, donors and individuals signing up to play. We anticipate a fantastic day of golf as we raise money for our organization.”   


Prize money will be paid out to first, second and third place in three flights. The tournament will also include prizes for winners of the four Closest to the Pin contests.   


Founded in 2009, ORCO is located in Stilwell, Oklahoma and serves Adair County and the surrounding areas of northeast Oklahoma and northwest Arkansas. Its services include Turning Point Transitional Housing located at 115 S. 2nd Street. The facility provides temporary housing to individuals or families displaced from their home due to fire, natural disaster or other circumstances.    


The organization is also currently building a shelter for victims of domestic violence. ORCO hopes to have the shelter complete next year and operating in 2019.    


For more information or to enter the ORCO golf tournament, contact Tyler Thomas at 918-457-7011 or orchardroadcommunityoutreach@gmail.com. For more information on ORCO’s services, visit www.orchardroadcommunityoutreach.org or like the organization’s Facebook page.  

Orchard Road Community Outreach raises more $1,200 as Naturals community partner

 Aug. 14, 2017

SPRINGDALE, Ark. – Orchard Road Community Outreach raised more than $1,200 as a participant in the Northwest Arkansas Naturals’ community partner program.   

As part of the Naturals community partner program, the nonprofit organization sold tickets to the Aug. 12 Naturals game for $8 with the nonprofit organization keeping $4 from every ticket sold. ORCO sold 303 tickets resulting in $1,212 dollars raised through the program.   

“We are very thankful for the opportunity to not only raise money for our nonprofit, but showcase the organization to Northwest Arkansas,” said Reba Bruner, ORCO board president. “We greatly appreciate it and look forward to future partnership opportunities with the Northwest Arkansas Naturals.”   

ORCO was also able to showcase its organization at the game with an information table on the concourse, live radio interview during the game’s broadcast, on-field recognition and Naturals website recognition. The nonprofit was also able to select a representative to throw out the first pitch since ORCO sold more than 200 tickets.   

Seven-year-old Keaton Self, of Stilwell, was selected by the ORCO board of directors to represent the organization and throw out the first pitch.    

“We want to thank ORCO for selecting Keaton to throw out the first pitch. We had a blast at the Naturals game,” said Zach Self, father of Keaton.   

ORCO is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 and based in Stilwell, Oklahoma. Its services include Turning Point Transitional Housing located at 115 S. 2nd Street. It provides temporary housing to individuals or families displaced from their home due to fire, natural disaster or other circumstances. The organization is also currently building a shelter for victims of domestic violence. ORCO hopes to have the shelter complete next year and operating in 2019.    

For more information on ORCO’s services, visit www.orchardroadcommunityoutreach.org or like the organization’s Facebook page.