(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary of Central Oklahoma announces plans for its 35th annual Celebration of Hope.  The event will be held Saturday evening, April 9, 2022, at the First Americans Museum and will feature the real-life parents portrayed in the movie, The Blind Side, Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. Honorary chair for the event will be Sam Bradford, the 2008 Heisman Trophy winner, and former University of Oklahoma quarterback. The emcee for the evening will be sports photojournalist/reporter for Oklahoma’s News 4, Dylan Buckingham.

Proceeds from this event will allow the Women’s Auxiliary to reach the lives of thousands of Oklahomans through its active participation in The Salvation Army’s programs and projects. The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma oversees many programs ranging from feeding programs through its food pantry and community meals; emergency shelter for single men, single women and families; emergency assistance through social services; senior centers to provide meals and socialization for individuals aged 55+; The Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club to offer a safe, fun and educational place for at-risk children after school and during the summer; Christmas assistance; and disaster services and spiritual care.

Individual reservations are $100 and sponsorships are available, visit celebrationofhopeokc.com to purchase. Doors open at 5:30pm and the event begins at 6pm. For more information about the event, please contact event co-chairs: Melissa Marshall at 405-314-6755 or Jill Walker at 405-627-1334.

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