I want to acknowledge the extraordinary generosity on the part of OERB – Oklahoma Energy Resources Board – my friends in Oklahoma with whom I’ve partnered to inject a bit of context and perspective into our countries energy policies. What started last night as a “tasting event” to highlight Knobel Spirits, turned into a fundraiser for mikeroweWORKS. When the dust settled, (and the bottles emptied), my foundation was presented with a check for over $100,000.00.
I don’t know what else to say to the sponsors, but thanks. The money raised will go to our next round of work ethic scholarships, and I’ll continue to do all I can to highlight the many excellent opportunities that exist in your industry. I’m also looking forward to working with you again in the coming year to help share Oklahoma’s incredible energy story with the rest of the country. It’s not a story that everybody wants to hear, but it’s a story that has to be told, and I’m delighted to help tell it.