Charity Spotlight: Springfield Dream Center

When Jody Dow was 11, she dreamed of opening a Dream Center, with hopes of making a positive difference for Springfield families through educational classes, food pantry and more.

That’s now a reality with the Springfield Dream Center, which opened in 2017 at a building graciously donated by Hamlin Baptist Church.

The Dream Center exists as a hub of practical help and life-giving hope to families in Springfield. Located within Zone 1 in the north part of the city, the Dream Center gives donors and supporters the opportunity to make a direct impact by providing resources and long-term skills in order to help families gain traction towards spiritual, mental and physical stability.

With North Point Church serving as both a founding organization as well as current financial supporter, the Dream Center offers a variety of programs from children to adults such as DC Academy, adult educational classes, a food pantry, community dinner and much more.

“We are supported by businesses, individuals, churches, fundraisers, and grant opportunities,” Dow said. “It takes each income stream coming together to make our annual budget work. We are grateful for the part PCCC plays in making sure we can continue to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.”

In 2019, the Dream Center joined the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, a major fundraiser for Ozarks children’s charities.

Even better, the Dream Center has sold the winning tickets to of the Toyota Tundra – one of the grand prizes in the 2019 and 2020 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes. Those go for $25 each, and returns again this year.

“We are excited to be back on the 16th hole as marshals!,” Dow said. “2021 for the Dream Center will include some new summer programming, expanding our after-school program, and growing our stability classes.

“The PCCC has not only provided us with necessary funding but has also given us exposure that we would not get without the tournament,” Dow said.

WAYS TO HELP SPRINGFIELD DREAM CENTER …

$25 — TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES

PRO-AM GOLF EXPERIENCES

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., this event is on Tuesday, July 19 We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net!

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions

The Ultimate sponsorship means air-conditioned seating on the 18th green and a chance to win a Corvette Stingray.

Win a 2021 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 16 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts. BE A SPONSOR AT THE TOURNAMENT We offer numerous sponsorships all over the course. Check them out!.

NAMI NEON 5K RUN

Join us Saturday, Aug. 21 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

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Turn out on Saturday, October 9 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