Bedlam for babies

With college football right around the corner it only seems appropriate for some of the Infant Crisis Services staff to be talking up their love for Oklahoma State and of course, that other school south of Oklahoma City (OU). My favorite hobby as a recent grad of Oklahoma State is tailgating. I mean what’s more fun than spending the day in Stillwater, America with friends and family and cheering on my beloved cowboys in Boone Pickens stadium?

I didn’t quite understand the meaning of “Bedlam” as a Texas high school graduate until my first football game when all the fans were talking about how we are going to beat OU this year! As I sadly report, we have not beat OU since I’ve attended OSU, however, now I will get my personal revenge on all the OU fans by taking part in Bedlam for Babies this year. I will be putting all those OU fans to shame by bringing in as many baby goods to Infant Crisis Services as my bank account allows! Well, it’s time to pull out your orange and crimson, rev up your competitive spirit and get ready for the second annual Bedlam for Babies Drive benefiting Infant Crisis Services!

Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma will battle it out on Saturday, December 3, 2011. Let’s make this duel more than just touchdowns on the field, but a friendly competition between fans in our everyday workplaces. Infant Crisis Services is challenging both sides to collect basic necessities for babies and toddlers at risk of going hungry. Fans from the opposing teams will collect baby items now through December 3. The team with the most collected items will earn the ultimate prize of bragging rights.

Whether you spray-paint your hair crimson or slip on your orange boots on December 3, 2011, all donations will help tackle childhood hunger in our community. Please contact Becky Taylor at 778-7608 or at for more information.


-Becky Taylor