All eyes were zoned in on the Golden Eagles on Saturday night as Oral Roberts University faced off against the Arkansas Razorbacks.
There was a watch party and fundraiser for the American Heart Association at R Bar and Grill. Restaurant owner Bill Grant said, win or lose, he’s still proud of ORU.
ORU fan Bill Richmond came out to support his team, while also doing something good for a good cause.
“When they won the Florida game, I thought it would be a good idea,” Richmond said.
Proceeds went to the American Heart Association. This is Richmond’s 10th year to volunteer for the organization.
Richmond worked with the owner of R Bar and Grill to create the watch party and fundraiser for the ORU game.
“I can’t imagine anyone is not proud of those guys,” Grant said. “Everyone pulls for underdog.”
Grant said with how tough COVID-19 made gathering together over the last year, he believes the game helps bring back some normalcy for Tulsans.
“With COVID, it’s been a little bit of a struggle, but a welcome crowd,” Grant said. “Mother nature has cooperated with us.”
Craig Martin came out to R Bar and Grill to support the Golden Eagles. He’s a fan of all Tulsa sports, but said win or lose, he’s proud of what the Golden Eagles have been able to accomplish.
“The way Tulsa basketball has done these past two years is really a lot of fun to be a part of,” Martin said.
Richmond was able to raise more than $300 tonight for the American