UNITED FORE KIDS *CHARITY * COMMUNITY * PGA WEB.COM TOUR
The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is your chance to see the PGA’s future greats playing to give local kids great futures. The 2018 tournament will mark our 29th event, and our goal is enormous as usual. Since the tournament began in 1990, it has raised nearly $14.7 million for children’s charities throughout the Ozarks. The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper (PCCC) is a PGA Tour golf tournament on the Web.com Tour. The event is played at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, and is the parent to a myriad of related events hosted throughout the Ozarks.
Be a part of this year’s success! Purchase your tickets at Price Cutter Supermarkets, participating children’s charities or at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
Jacob Bennion and Constance Adamski won their respective divisions in the 10K while Mitch Furtkamp and Tonya Versteeg did the same in the 5K on Saturday in the inaugural Diaper Dash & Brunch Bash at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
The event drew nearly 200 and was a fundraiser for the PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, with the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks among the PCCC’s 49 charities.
The brunch was from Gailey’s Breakfast Café, and CoxHealth was among several sponsors.
“We’re really excited. It was everything we dreamed and more,” said Jill Bright, the founder of the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks, which provides 75,000 diapers a month to 86 agencies across the Ozarks. “We thank the community for pulling this together.”
Bennion, a junior at East Newton High School, won the men’s division in 39 minutes, 9.69 seconds on day when 166 runners competed and meandered through Highland Springs Country Club. Eric Stormer (41:34.22) placed second, and Devin Adamson (42:43.08) placed third.
Adamski won the women’s 10K in 44:06.92. Trina Wilcox (47:52.54) and Jessica Kolde (47:52.54) placed second and third, respectively.
Furtkamp won the men’s 5K in 17:45.21 while Trevor Chocey (20:50.7) placed second, and Greg Wilke (21:52.98) placed third.
Versteeg won the women’s 5K in 21:12.54 while Katie Wright (21:15.37) and Celia Huff (27:27.89) placed second and third, respectively.
“I just really like running and thought it’d be fun and for a good cause,” said Bennion, who made the more than hour drive to Springfield. “We were just looking for some 10K runs and I thought, ‘This looks like fun.’”
Adamski was just looking to better her time.
“I love to push myself to my limits and coming out here really, ultimately, helps me reach my goals,” Adamski said. “And it’s a good cause.”