Each year in the month of December, Abbott House hosts the annual Basketball Coaches Luncheon as its primary fundraising event. Our keynote speakers include the head coaches of the men's and women's basketball teams from the University of Oklahoma, Coach Lon Kruger and Coach Sherri Coale. Proceeds from this annual event go toward general operating expenses at Abbott House. Read more.
Child Abuse Prevention Month
Each April, Abbott House recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month by hosting special presentations on child abuse awareness and prevention, producing articles and public service announcements to heighten community understanding, and honoring and remembering victims of abuse and neglect in a public way. Additionally, Abbott House conducts a fundraising campaign for a specific program need.
The Wayne Martin Memorial Award is named for Detective Wayne Martin, a 27-year veteran of the Norman Police Department who spent the last 10 years of his career working cases with juvenile victims and suspects. Detective Martin truly cared about children, their welfare, and their quality of life. Following his tragic death in the 2002 Arkansas River bridge disaster, this award was created to honor his memory and recognize others who have demonstrated similar commitment to the children of Cleveland County. Each year Abbott House presents this award at the Crime Stoppers Committee's Public Safety Awards Banquet. Read more.