Sip for Sight 2012

Sip for Sight is Prevent Blindness Oklahoma’s annual Grand Wine Tasting Gala, to be held on the 3rd of March, 2012, preceded by the Sip for Sight Patron Dinner on Friday, the 2nd of March. The patron dinner will be held at an exclusive private residence or historic Tulsa home. Sip for Sight sponsors will enjoy a special wine tasting and multi-course meal prepared by a local celebrated chef.

Sip for Sight Grand Wine Tasting Gala will be held in the Main Hall at OSU-Tulsa, downtown! The 6th year of this partnership promises to bring exciting additions and changes to the event that you won’t want to miss! Sip for Sight is one of Tulsa’s favorite wine events where over 500 patrons from Tulsa and surrounding communities gather to enjoy tasting over 70 wines ales, and sample cuisine from Tulsa’s finest restaurants. Plus, our exciting silent auction is an entertaining crowd-pleaser every year! Your participation will help support our mission to Preserve Sight and Prevent Blindness in Oklahoma!

For sponsorship and event ticket information please call, (918) 496-3484.

Prevent Blindness Oklahoma (PBO) is the only non-profit organization in Oklahoma dedicated exclusively to saving the precious gift of sight. Vision problems can hinder Oklahoma’s children in many ways. Identifying and helping to correct vision problems in our youth ensures that the children of Oklahoma enjoy life and enter the learning environment with every advantage possible.

Proceeds from Sip for Sight help to provide free vision screening to thousands of Oklahoma children every year! During the 2010–2011 school year, PBO’s cornerstone project, the Children’s Vision Screening program, provided free vision screenings for 278,698 of Oklahoma’s children and referred over 30,000 to eye care professionals for further care! These numbers represent an increase of over 20,000 screenings from the previous year. Prevent Blindness Oklahoma is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and receives no state, federal, or United Way funding. PBO relies on donations from individual donors, corporations and foundations to help support our programs and services. In the coming years, the number of people affected by the eye problems that are the leading causes of blindness will double. By the year 2030, twice as many people will be blind as are today. Most eye problems can be corrected if they are detected and treated early. Some problems, if left untreated even for a short period can result in permanent vision loss. PBO is committed to providing help and hope to all Oklahomans as they strive to maintain healthy vision for a lifetime. Thank you for your support! Did you know? Many children do not realize that they have vision problems. One in four school age children has a vision problem. 70% of all juvenile delinquents have an undiagnosed vision problem. One in twenty preschool age children has a vision problem. Eye disorders, if left undiscovered and untreated, can negatively affect a child’s personality, learning ability and overall adjustment. 60% of children never receive a screening. Vision disorders are the fourth most common disability in the United States. Blindness is the most feared disability: however, nearly one-half of these incidences could have been prevented. Now more than ever we need your help! Sip for Sight proceeds benefit Oklahoma’s children through on-going free vision screenings for sight-crippling afflictions. Your generous sponsorship of Sip for Sight will continue to help provide screenings for Oklahoma’s children.

Prevent Blindness Oklahoma
2506-B East 21st Street, Tulsa, OK 74114
Phone: 918. 496.3484 • Fax: 918.496.0469
Email: melanie-pbo@coxinet.net