HollyFrontier donates $100,000 to Tulsa flood victims, wheelchair basketball team

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TULSA, Okla. — HollyFrontier is giving back to the community after devastating flooding changed thousands of lives in May.

HollyFrontier Corporation announced Thursday it is donating $100,000 to Tulsa community organizations impacted by historic flooding from the Arkansas River.

"We are proud Tulsans who want to step in to support our neighbors in times of need. Our company and employees support local charitable organizations year-round and we're thankful for the opportunity to make an impact in rebuilding our community." -- Skipp Kistler, vice president and refinery manager for HollyFrontier Tulsa Refining, LLC.

The company gave $75,000 of the total donation to the Disaster Relief Fund for Eastern Oklahoma. The fund came from Tulsa Area United Way and the Tulsa Community Foundation.

The remaining $25,000 is going toward Tulsa's wheelchair basketball team, the "Rollin's Roustabouts." The company says the team suffered tens of thousands of dollars in damage.

"I have been playing basketball at O'Brien Park for over 20 years and never seen anything like this," said DJ Sutterfield, Rollin' Roustabouts team representative. "Our equipment was under nearly two feet of water and was destroyed during the flood. The Tulsa Rollin' Roustabouts are so humbled and grateful for the support that Tulsa has shown to our organization. This will allow us to replace all damaged equipment and jumpstart our 2020 season."

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