Coach Barry Switzer is the founding organizer of the Swing for Sight Golf Tournaments, which have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the Society for the Prevention of Blindness.

For the past 30 years, Coach Switzer has also given his name, time and participation as Honorary Head Coach of the Oklahoma Special Olympics.

He has also funded a private foundation at The University of Oklahoma, which has provided non-athletic scholarships for minority students for the past two decades.