Charity Spotlight: Whetstone Boys Ranch

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Out in the rural Ozarks near Mountain View, young men are rolling up their sleeves and working with their hands on building or crafting something unique.

Just look at the photos on the website of Whetstone Boys Ranch. There’s even one where they built a “soldier’s tent” during a snowstorm.

That’s just the kind of project suited for Whetstone Boys Ranch, whose mission is to “sharpen the character of young men by modeling the life of Christ, mentoring them through authentic relationships, imparting the love of creation and teaching the joy of work, thus equipping them to be servant-leaders in their families and communities.”

 

Whetstone Boys Ranch serves families with boys between the ages of 12-16 who are struggling with anger, apathy, depression, relationship, trauma, truancy and/or self-esteem, among a variety of other things. Many of the boys served by Whetstone have also been diagnosed with attention deficit, hyperactivity, oppositional defiance and attachment struggles.

In other words, Whetstone Boys Ranch is part of the building blocks of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which benefits nearly 50 Ozarks children’s charities.

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“There are a number of reasons why it is important for Whetstone Boys Ranch to be involved with the Price Cutter Charity Championship,” said Brandon Maxwell, Director of Development with Whetstone Boys Ranch. “First of all, the money we are able to raise through the tournament, funds specific programs and projects throughout the year, allowing us to serve our boys and families better.”

Whetstone is involved, too, to help spread its message, given the tournament has numerous other charities and is based in Springfield. And it takes its role seriously, as Whetstone will manage the PCCC’s Honoring Our Heroes presented by NRoute Enterprises again this year. That’s the tent reserved for retired or current military, law enforcement and first responders and their families.

“We feel blessed to be able to host the Honoring Heroes tent on the 18th green and have the opportunity to serve other service men and women who give and have given so much for the freedoms we have in this great country,” Maxwell said. “Our boys benefit as well from hearing some of their incredible stories!”

TO SUPPORT WHETSTONE BOYS RANCH …

$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