QuikTrip pledges $12.5 million for George Kaiser Family Foundation's 'A Gathering Place for Tulsa'

TULSA - A new donation has arrived for the George Kaiser Family Foundation's "A Gathering Place for Tulsa."

The organization announced Monday that QuikTrip has committed $12.5 million to sponsor the 3.7-acre area of the park that stretches from the Great Lawn to the Lakeview Lawn.

"QuikTrip believes The Gathering Place for Tulsa is going to be a special place for our community, and we are honored to be a part of this visionary project," said Chet Cadieux, President and CEO of QuikTrip. "QuikTrip has been very fortunate in our 55-year history, and we owe our success to our customers in the Tulsa Metro area. We hope this gift is another way of saying thank you from the families of QuikTrip."

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The sponsorship includes naming rights to the Great Lawn, Lakeview Lawn and the Lakeview Passageway over the north land bridge.

The "Gathering Place" is a 6.5-acre park planned along the Arkansas River near 29th and Riverside.  Features include a lodge, boathouse, nature walks, sporting areas and a pond.

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Construction is set to begin in 2014. 

For more information on the future site, visit www.agatheringplacefortulsa.com .

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