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Our Work with Area Non-Profits

Working with area non-profits and charitable organizations brings purpose to the work of the student athletes. These are just an array of organizations working with PWAP.

Turning Point partners the magic of horses with tools to build productive futures for individuals with physical, mental, emotional and socio-economic challenges. We are dedicated to fostering the independence of individuals with challenges and create an environment of freedom and safety for them. We focus on four areas: therapeutic riding, literacy, at-risk kids and mobile miniatures (Baxter Black is homed at Turning Point and when he’s not doing therapy BB can be found at OSU home games).

In a world of causes, we make a difference by creating professionally supported, one-to-one relationships between children (Littles) and positive adult role models (Bigs).


Matches spend time together a few times a month based on their schedules. Through activities like baking, having lunch or going to the park, life-changing friendships are built.


Our evidence-based program builds social and emotional support, confidence and resilience that help ensure children unlock their brightest possible future.

Statewide Hotline: 918-728-7919

The Stillwater Family YMCA is focused on bringing hope and health to all members and participants. Our youth sports and out-of-school programs create ambition in children and teens while supporting the families that make up the Stillwater community. Even beyond our walls, the Stillwater Family YMCA promotes hope, health and well-being for all through healthy living and community initiatives.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community

Find out more about Special Olympics programs at or by calling 918-481-1234

(SASA) is a non-profit organization that manages the youth and adult sports for the City of Stillwater through a public-private partnership. SASA offers k-ball/t-ball/ softball coach pitch/ softball kid pitch/ baseball coach pitch/softball kid pitch/ youth basketball/and youth flag football. SASA serves surrounding towns as well as Stillwater with our leagues. Currently SASA’s is serving over 1100 youth participating in Spring sports. More than 150 players received free or reduced registration for this current season.

Citizens Caring for Children serves the needs of Oklahoma children living in foster care by operating a Resource Center that provides basic necessities to children from birth through age 18, as well as youth aging out of the foster care system. Families can shop quarterly for new clothing, underwear, socks, shoes, pajamas, hygiene kits, coats and car seats for infants and toddlers. CCC also offers a Back2School program serving 600+ children with a new back to school outfit, backpack and school supplies, and partners with DHS for Joy4Kids to fill holiday wish lists. This year we are launching Mobile Foster Futures to provide resources to foster families in areas of the state without access to the kinds of resources we offer.

Our Daily Bread Food & Resource Center is a nonprofit organization comprised of progressive-minded staff and volunteers working to end hunger by addressing the root causes of poverty in Payne County. Modeled like a small grocery store, Our Daily Bread invites any residents experiencing food insecurity to select groceries for their household.


Our Mission: Feeding our community collaboratively and providing connections that enable lasting change.

We want to set children on their educational journey as well prepared as possible. Our mission is to provide resources for children from pre-K to postsecondary. Through a combination of social, career and other related services, we aim to enrich educational experiences and create opportunities.

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