August 7–10, 2014   Highland Springs Country Club

For Immediate Release
June 27, 2012 Signs 10-Year Deal to Become Umbrella Sponsor of Renamed Tour

Replaces Nationwide as sponsor of the pathway to the PGA TOUR

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – The PGA TOUR and (Nasdaq:WWWW), the leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a 10-year agreement whereby the company becomes the umbrella sponsor of the newly named Tour.

Formerly known as the Nationwide Tour, the Tour will continue to identify and transition players who are ready to compete and win on the PGA TOUR. It currently awards PGA TOUR membership to the 25 leading money winners at the end of the season. Beginning in 2013, however, the importance of the Tour will further increase when the new qualifying structure for the PGA TOUR expands that number to 50.

The umbrella sponsorship takes effect immediately with this week’s United Leasing Championship at Victoria National Golf Club near Evansville, Ind., and extends through 2021. In addition to the umbrella sponsorship, will also become an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR, Tour and Champions Tour.

The announcements were made jointly by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem; David L. Brown,’s Chairman, President and CEO; and Bill Calfee, President of the Tour.

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The Highland Springs Country Club will host the tournament for its 23rd straight season this year, joining the Hillcrest Country Club (Albertson’s Boise Open) as the only other course to host a tournament in each year of the Tour’s existence. The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is one of the most successful tournaments on the Tour in terms of giving back to the community. In 2011, the John Q. Hammons Foundation distributed $782,067 to 43 Ozarks-based children’s charities.  Over the past 22 years, the Hammons Foundation has distributed over $9,258,571 to charities. In addition, five homes have been constructed and donated through Habitat for Humanity during tournament weeks.  The Tour grows as a virtual extension of the PGA TOUR. Through 2008, former Tour players have won 237 PGA TOUR tournaments. Familiar names, like Boo Weekley, Brandt Snedeker, Stewart Cink and Camilo Villegas to name a few are making their mark on the PGA TOUR. Right in our own backyard we are witnessing the PGA TOUR Stars of tomorrow!

Tournament Sets Record in Charitable Giving

November 29, 2011

Springfield, MO: 2011 marked the 22nd anniversary of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. It also marked a record-breaking year in way of money raised for local children’s charities. As a result of efforts made by generous sponsors, countless volunteers, community supporters and staff, the John Q. Hammons Foundation distributed monetary gifts to 43 children’s charities in the Ozarks, totaling a cash amount of $782,067.00. The charity distribution took place today during the annual Celebration of Sharing presented by The McQueary Family at Highland Springs Country Club. This number marks a $ 69,847 or 9.8% over last year’s total. Since the tournament’s inception in 1990, the tournament has given away $9,258,571 to area children’s charities. All proceeds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper stay in the Ozarks!

The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper (PCCC) is a PGA Tour golf tournament on the Tour. One of only four of the existing tour stops on the original Hogan Tour, the PCCC celebrated its 22nd anniversary this summer. The event is played at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, and is the parent to myriad related events hosted throughout the Ozarks.

In commenting on the continuing success of the event, Tour president Bill Calfee stated “Congratulations on another outstanding year! It is truly remarkable what you and your team are able to achieve year after year, and we sincerely appreciate all the hard work that is required to make this tournament such a success. Please extend our personal thanks to all those wonderful folks that make this possible. We look forward to continuing our partnership for years to come.”

Other tournament news announced during the Celebration of Sharing:

  • The dates for the 2012 event were announced. The tournament will be held from August 3rd – August 13th at Highland Springs Country Club.

  • Although the tournament begins in August, the first scheduled event is the 6th annual Cardinals Care Pro-Am which will be held on Tuesday, May 22 at Branson Creek Golf Club.

  • Jacque Walton was awarded the Judy Weekley Volunteer of the Year Award, an award presented each year to a volunteer that exceeds all expectations and goes above and beyond what is asked of them. Jacque began working in the Media Center through her involvement with the Ronald McDonald House. Over the years her job has changed as technology has developed. She helps set up the Media Center and makes sure that the Media Officials and local media have everything they need to promote and report on the tournament.

2011 Participating Children's Charities

2011 Gift

A Sporting Chance
provides sports programs for persons with disabilities


AIDS Project of the Ozarks
assistance for children and their families affected by AIDS


Ambassadors for Children
assistance for children in foster families


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
enhancing children’s self esteem with one on one role models


Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield
services for youth from at-risk circumstances


Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
providing for non-medical needs for families affected by breast cancer


Camp Barnabas
offers childhood experiences for children with disabilities


Cardinals Care Foundation
benefits area youth through outreach programs and grants


Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
provides sports competition and training for children and adults with disabilities


Champions Committed to Kids
partners chronically ill children with area sports teams so that they can feel a part of a team


Children's Miracle Network
assists children in all types of medical situations


Children's Smile Center
provides primary and preventive dental care and education to low-income children in Stone and Christian Co.


Convoy of Hope
disaster relief and support services to the poor and hurting in communities


Developmental Center of the Ozarks
provides programs and services for children with special needs


Fellowship of Christian Athletes
using athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ


Fordland Clinic - A Community Health Center


Good Samaritan Boys Ranch
long-term treatment for boys who have been abandoned, abused or neglected


H.O.P.E. Foundation
helping overcome pediatric emergencies


Habitat for Humanity
working to eliminate sub-standard housing in Greene County


Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation
provides golf activities for area youth


Jordan Valley Health Center
provides medical and dental services to area underprivileged


K-Life Taney County
provides unconditional friendship for teenagers through activities and events


Least of These, Inc. Christian County Food Pantry
providing services to the less fortunate in Christian County


Missouri Junior Golf Foundation
provides ongoing opportunities to play and rules and etiquette education for junior golfers


Missouri State University Foundation
provides tickets to athletic events to area underprivileged youth


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
programming and services for those suffering from mental illness


New Covenant Academy
providing scholarships to youth pursuing a Christian based education


provides services and programs to help reduce poverty and promote self-sufficiency in low income families in the area


Ozarks Regional YMCA
strengthens families by helping to develop Christian values and principles


Project H.O.P.E.
Interdenominational Christian group providing for the needs of impoverished people


Ronald McDonald House
provides housing, hope and comfort for families of ill and injured children


Shriners Hospital Dads
provides transportation for families traveling to Shriners hospitals


Silver Dollar City Foundation
provides funding for Christian programs and services in Stone and Taney Counties


Southwest Center for Independent Living
provides services and social activities for teens with disabilities


Special Olympics of Missouri - SW Area
year round sports training and competition for those with mental disabilities


Springfield Advocates for Youth
helps at-risk youth get their lives back on track


Springfield Workshop, Inc
provides meaningful employment to individuals with disabilities


Springfield-Greene County Park Board
provides leisure programs and facilities for area youth


St. John's Foundation for Community Health
community programs, outreach and education for areas served by St. John’s


The Arc of the Ozarks
helping those with disabilities achieve independence


The First Tee of the Ozarks
providing educational programs to promote character and values through the game of golf


Webster Electric Foundation
provides funding through grants for community minded projects and programs


White River Valley Electric Foundation
funds grants to organizations that provide food, clothing, shelter, health & education