BAPS Foundation record-breaking fundraiser

BBQ & Bingo raised over $81,000 for Broken Arrow schools

(Broken Arrow, OK, June, 2024) Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation is focused on raising funds to support the Broken Arrow school district. This June they raised the highest amount in one fundraiser since incorporation more than 30 years ago.


“This year our BBQ & Bingo event grossed over $81,000. This is the most the BAPS Foundation has raised in a single event since 1992.” Says Charla Lane, BAPS Foundation Vice President and Event Chairman. “We had a great committee this year, as well as amazing support from the school district. All the great live auction, raffle drawing prizes and gift cards donated help us exceed our goal of $75,000.”


BAPS Foundation’s BBQ & Bingo fundraiser is a casual night held at The Property Event Center. Sponsors enjoy an evening to play bingo win prizes, enjoy Rib Crib and cocktails, all in support of the BA schools.


Another first includes WRA Architects increased support as a Friends of the Foundation sponsor. Their $10,000 sponsorship offers WRA VIP treatment at all three fundraisers this school year. As always the Architects and Construction of the district dominated the front row of the event, as WRA was flanked by Manhattan Construction and Flintco Construction both returning Platinum Sponsors.


Broken Arrow Mayor Debra Wimpee, and BAPS Foundation Board Member called bingo, bringing in the fastest Bingo won of any round all evening. As guests called bingo they chose from a variety of Yeti cups designed perfectly for BA supporters.


Russell Peterson, BAPS Foundation Founding Member and others gushed over the specialty rounds of Singo, begging for it to be included again next year. The entire crowd sang as top hits from present day back to the 1960’s were played in snip-its to mark the bingo sheets.


BAPS Foundation Board President Jeni Dolan shared “More than 30 Companies from across Broken Arrow were represented as sponsors and we had a record high attendance this year. We had a great crowd, everyone seemed engaged and pleased to support our school community.”



Since 1992, the Broken Arrow Public Schools Foundation has been dedicated to the teachers and students of Broken Arrow by positively impacting education. From providing teacher grants to funding district-wide programs, the Foundation connects the community with the educational process and is dependent upon the financial endorsement of Broken Arrow school supporters, both individuals and corporations. BAPS Foundation is led by 30 volunteer Board of Directors, community members with a combined mission to enhance the educational experience of our students for success in life.