Stanley Draper Jr. (2000)

Induction Sponsored by
Oklahoma City All Sports Association, and Amateur Softball Association

Stanley Draper Jr., referred to by some as "Mr. Sport", helped pave the way for Oklahoma City to become a tourism destination. In 1957, he helped organize the Oklahoma City All-Sports Association to take over the All College Basketball Tournament and bring other sporting events to the OKC area. As Executive Director of the All Sports Association for 42 years, his efforts are credited with promoting events that include: The National Finals Rodeo, National Aircraft Show, Aerospace America, International Sports Federation General Assembly, Sooner State Games, NCAA national tournaments, NCAA regional basketball tournaments and numerous major single events.