Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s Norman fundraiser is planned to be held at the home of Hunter and Kathy Miller on the corner of Chautauqua and Timberdell Saturday afternoon, according to multiple reputable sources. Trump campaign representatives would not confirm the location of the event. Kathy is the daughter of legendary Sooner coach Barry Switzer.
Details on traffic or road closures in the area have not been released. Sarah Jensen, public safety information officer with the Norman Police Department, said the U.S. Secret Service has requested assistance from NPD with security. According to Jensen, Trump’s visit won’t have an impact on traffic routes or parking.
Flood between Boyd and Main will be converted to a one-way, two-lane road for several hours following the game to assist drivers in exiting to Main Street and I-35. Norman police have suggested using Flood, Porter/Classen and 12th/Sooner Road to get north and south during game day. Robinson, Main and Highway 9 are the suggested east/west arterial routes Saturday. Due to the expected high volume of traffic, fans are encouraged to get to the game several hours before the 6:30 p.m. kickoff.
Trump has campaign stops scheduled in Houston at 1 p.m. and in Colorado Springs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The event in Norman is reported to begin around 4:30 p.m. While the event is private, other private events are listed on Trump’s online itinerary. His Norman visit is not.
According to a “Trump/Pence Victory” contributor form, couples can be “event chairs” if they donate $50,000. They get two tickets to a “VIP private meeting,” four tickets to a photo reception and four tickets to the general reception. Becoming a “host” costs you $10,000, for which donors will receive four tickets to the photo and general reception. For $1,000, donors can attend the general reception.