June 11 was a full day for Charles Gordon, age 12, a member of the Salvation Army Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club. Charles and Major Roy Williams, Tulsa Area Commander, served as spokesmen for the upcoming June 21 Boys & Girls Club Charity Golf Tournament. Charles and TV anchors held informal putting contests on morning talk shows. As Kristin Dickerson, anchor for KTUL NewsChannel 8’s Good Day Tulsa, said to Charles, ”No pressure on live TV!” Charles practiced his putt on a practice green while Kristin talked to Major Williams about details of the tournament. Then Charles made a hole in one. Everyone on the set screamed with glee. Kristin missed the putt, but was a good sport about it.
On KJRH Channel-2, Charles’s most exciting moment was when he saw meteorologist Julie Chin on her way to the newsroom. Julie zoomed by Charles, which left him grinning and almost speechless. On the air, Charles gave KJRH anchor Justin Wilfon a putting lesson, but neither one of them made the putt. “I guess we both lost,” Justin said, but Charles was still smiling about seeing Julie Chin. Charles is the son of Salvation Army employees Jean and Jerome Smith. Jean is the Boys & Girls Club Administrative Assistant and Jerome is Director of the Mabee Red Shield Boys & Girls Club.