This year marks the ninth that Champions Committed to Kids has been a part of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.
What a great organization.
Champions Committed to Kids welcomes children battling illnesses and diseases and pairs them with a local sports team in the Ozarks.
Think it’s just a nice gesture? Rather, call it inspirational — both for the child but also the athletes.
Typically it’s a two-year relationship between child and team, although the bonds formed between players and the kids last a lifetime.
“Coaches have told me how much it means to their team members,” Collins said. “As I’ve told the athletes, you have a chance to influence a young person’s life in the community.”
He went on.
“What’s so special is that the child and the team have a bond,” Collins said. “They’ve gotten so close to these families that they invite them to (family events). One of the girl athletes at Drury flew in to Disneyworld to help out at a fundraiser for muscular dystrophy.”
TO SUPPORT CHAMPIONS COMMITTED TO KIDS …
$25 — TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES
A $25 ticket in the TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes enters you to win one of two grand prizes — either a 2020 Toyota Tundra (pictured) or $10,000. We have 8,000 tickets, and each is also good for a four-day grounds pass to the tournament, plus enters to win you into one of 125 daily prizes during the tournament.
Play with a pro & enjoy top courses such as Highland Springs, Buffalo Ridge Golf Course, LedgeStone Country Club, Millwood Golf & Racquet Club & Fremont Hills Country Club. Includes a great golfer gift package, continental breakfast, lunch, on-course beverages, team photos & trophies. Check out our list of golf experiences
GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION
Sponsored by Copy Products Inc. and University Plaza, this event is on Tuesday, July 21 at University Plaza Convention Center. We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net!
THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions
Win a 2020 Corvette Stingray, as a $1,200 buy-in guarantees a 1-in-100 chance of winning the car and a 1-in-10 chance of winning $1,000. You’ll also receive many other perks, including air-conditioned seating on the 18th green during the PCCC along with clubhouse parking, a luxurious dinner on Friday, July 17 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts.
NAMI NEON 5K RUN
Join us Saturday, Aug. 22 for the inaugural NAMI Neon Night 5K Run/Walk for Suicide Prevention. It’s at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in west Springfield. This event will in part benefit the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Southwest Missouri. Register here.
ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL
Turn out on Saturday, October 10 at the Riff. Not only ride in the afternoon on rides of 40, 20 or 10 miles but stay for the dinner and concert! All supporting Music Therapy of the Ozarks.
FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400