Charity Spotlight: NAMI Southwest Missouri

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To a person who was rescued, NAMI Southwest Missouri isn’t just any organization. It is life saver.

“NAMI Southwest Missouri is the light in a dark place for so many,” said Sierea. “It is proof that many of us living with a mental illness and our families can thrive and grow with opportunity and guidance. It is a safe place to embrace our feelings, find connection and see results. It is a place that is non-judgmental throughout your journey.”

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NAMI Southwest Missouri’s acronym stands for National Alliance on Mental Illness, and it’s another great charity of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

NAMI’s mission statement is to the point: To improve the lives of persons affected by mental illness and their families through support, education and advocacy.

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“Knowing that hope is the cornerstone of recovery and believing you can have success with your life is critical,” said Stephanie Appleby, Executive Director of NAMI Southwest Missouri. “I believe that NAMI Southwest Missouri is the foundation of hope for so many.”

Its partnership with the PCCC has been enormous. For instance:

  • The PCCC has provides NAMI Southwest Missouri a platform that it may not have had originally. “We are not only part of an élite tournament but are raising awareness for our cause and making life long connections,” Appleby said.
  • The PCCC has streamlined the fundraising process making this a fun encouraging way to raise funds for all of NAMI’s causes.
  • NAMI also is raising awareness through its NAMI Neon 5k Run/Walk, which is set for Saturday, Aug. 22 at Rutledge-Wilson Farm Park in Springfield.

“This tournament is made up of passionate dedicated individuals that are committed to helping others,” Appleby said. “We get the opportunity to help other organizations, build relationships and network with an amazing community all while helping to engage more supporters and raise mission critical funds.”

TO SUPPORT NAMI Southwest Missouri …

$25 — TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES

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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.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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

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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

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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.

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ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

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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