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September 13, 2013

Eighth Nikki Stonecipher Memorial Golf Scramble benefits scholarship Fund

Ada —

Ninety-nine golfers and dozens of spectators from all across the country participated in the 8th Annual Nikki Stonecipher Memorial Golf Scramble last Monday at Oak Hills Golf & Country Club.   Jack Morgeson, a provider lawyer for LegalShield, travelled the farthest – coming in from Orlando, Fla. to participate.  Others came from Illinois, Georgia, Tennessee, Utah, Mississippi and Texas.

A post-golf reception was held for participants and others inside the new Chickasaw Business & Conference Center and Harland C. Stonecipher School of Business at ECU.

Harland Stonecipher, the founder and former CEO and chairman of Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc., addressed the players and participants both at Oak Hills and later at ECU.  

“Shirley and I thank you from the bottoms of our hearts,” he said.  “This event means so very much to both of us.”

The scramble is the brainchild of former Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Turpen. Proceeds from the scramble will go directly to a fund established at the East Central University Foundation in Nikki Stonecipher’s name.  Nikki and her parents, Brent and Tina Stonecipher, were killed in a plane crash July 24, 2005.  

“Those of us who knew Nikki well, knew she was headed into the 6th grade at the time.  Today, she would be starting her second year of college,” Turpen said.  “This event is a chance for all of us to pause, reflect, celebrate and remember — with the Stonecipher and Bowerman families — these precious lives that were lost in the summer of 2005.  In doing so, we’re helping grow a very special scholarship fund that will forever assist college-bound students from this area.”

The first alumna of the scholarship, Briana Tully, graduated from East Central University in May 2010 and is employed as a Special Project Coordinator for CLEET.  Ariana Rice, another recipient, has completed her degree and is a police officer in Sulphur.  Other students are currently attending ECU as recipients:  Felicia Gilliam, Chesna Henry, Taylor German, Chat Henry and Blake Long.  

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