Cherokee Nation donates $56,000 to community organizations


(L to R) Special Olympics of Oklahoma CEO Adrian DeWendt, Special Olympics of Oklahoma representatives Sam Hilderbrand and Vanessa Hilderbrand, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Special Olympics Coach Beatrice Dougherty, Special Olympics of Oklahoma Vice President of Development and Marketing Derek Cain, and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation donated $56,000 on Monday to four community organizations.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker and Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden presented checks to the following:

$25,000 to Special Olympics of Oklahoma to help with travel and equipment expenses for the athletes

$16,000 to Delaware County Children’s Special Advocacy Network to aid the organization’s mission of minimizing the trauma of child victims during the investigation and prosecution of child abuse cases

$10,000 to the Friends of Murrell Home to help with routine maintenance and upkeep of the Murrell Home museum in Tahlequah

$5,000 to Cherokee Baptist Choir to help with fuel costs and other travel expenses

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