Gatesway Steps into Spring 2021 with a Spring Celebration 

Local non-profit helps friends celebrate spring through Special Olympics style field day 

As the temperature finally warmed up and the weather around Oklahoma changed to springtime, Gatesway prepared for the upcoming season with a Spring Celebration for friends and staff on April 18, 2021. All friends and staff were invited to attend various planned events for the day, including an Egg Hunt, Special Olympics style games and a Staff Recognition Dinner that celebrated service milestones. In addition to these activities, attendees had opportunities to interact with several special guests, including members of the Broken Arrow Police Department, Broken Arrow Fire Department, and Tulsa Drillers’ mascot Hornsby. 

As a foundation created to support uniquely-abled individuals and serve the community, Gatesway offers vocational options and residential services to assist friends and their families in various ways. Various campaigns occur throughout the year to assist in fulfilling needs such as food and clothing for our residents and upkeep on their residences. As a state-funded, non-profit organization, these campaigns are essential to continuing the work Helen Gates envisioned and brought to life over 50 years ago. 

Gatesway is also a community with a culture that produces an environment rich in compassion and insight for people with intellectual disabilities living within Broken Arrow and the surrounding areas. This approach is conducive for nurturing, healing, wholeness, achievement, growth and development. Each individual that joins the Gatesway community will flourish as the staff and volunteers help them realize their hidden potential towards independent living. 

Anyone interested in volunteering or wanting to learn more about this and upcoming events is encouraged to email Kristina Watkins at

To learn more, call Gatesway at (918) 258-3900. 

Click here to view our Spring Celebration gallery.