Charity Spotlight: CHANCES of Stone County

Yes, the pandemic of the past year has been challenging for so many charities connected to the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

However, CHANCES of Stone County still found a way to have success, and looks toward 2021 for more milestones.

The pandemic was difficult for our group during the last year; however, we were able to return to onsite service in August,” said Executive Director Peggy Ackfeld. “A major event that CHANCES held was our Family Night to Shine, where our members were treated as Kings and Queens for the evening. We recently added a workshop to Club Daybreak and our members are learning to build birdhouses and other small wood projects that will be included in this year’s PCCC Auction along with items from our sewing studio.”

CHANCES of Stone County has been around for several years now and continues doing meaningful work, all with this mission: to serve Stone County’s developmentally disabled by providing inclusive services and support to promote purpose, independence, quality of life and valued community involvement.

Our most significant success since joining the PCCC is the addition of Club DayBreak, which focuses on providing weekly time for those who have graduated from high school to build relationships, have fun, and learn new skills,” Ackfeld said. “In 2018, CHANCES was awarded the Korn Ferry Tour’s Charity of the Year, and those funds combined with funds from the PCCC supplied us with what we needed to initiate these much-needed services.”

Ackfeld went on. “The PCCC’s funding helps CHANCES to continue providing a growing number of activities and services for the developmentally disabled and their families in Stone County,” she said. “Not only does PCCC help us partner with other non-profits in our area but it also allows us to spread our message to the community.”

WAYS TO HELP CHANCES OF STONE COUNTY …

$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

Price Cutter Pro-Am-collage

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!

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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

Rockin N Roll Bike & Music Festival-logo

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  

Charity Spotlight: CASA of Southwest Missouri

For CASA of Southwest Missouri, each year is important. But the year 2021 may be more so than any of the previous ones.

The non-profit, Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southwest Missouri, is determined to make sure every child in the Ozarks who has experienced abuse or neglect has a CASA volunteer who will advocate for their needs and best interests. But …

“Despite our substantial growth in recruiting and training volunteers, there has been a significant increase in the number of children entering foster care this past year,” said Julie Good, Development Director for CASA of Southwest Missouri. “Currently, there are at least 36 children who enter the foster care system each month. Because of this, we are only serving 35 percent of our local foster children. With the support we receive from the Price Cutter Charity Golf Tournament and members of our community, we can do so much more.”

CASA’s mission is clear: It’s a non-profit out to recruit, train and support community volunteers who assist the court in protecting the best interests of abused and neglected children in Southwest Missouri.

“The PCCC has helped CASA not only raise funds but increase the awareness of our organization,” Good said. “During the event, CASA sponsors the Clubhouse Hospitality and has our logo on the water coolers throughout the golf course. We have also been able to speak at some of the associated events. All of these opportunities are important to fulfilling our mission.”

It’s pretty incredible with the way CASA maximizes its funding: by paying professional staff who have child welfare education and experience to recruit, train and support CASA volunteers, who provide direct services to children in foster care.

“Because of this, the donations we receive are maximized to their full capacity,” Good said. “One Advocate Supervisor can carry a caseload of 30 to 35 CASA volunteers, who then serve approximately 75 children. This means that the average salary for a Advocate Supervisor is maximized to a value of $229,556 when we include the services provided by our CASA volunteers. With the support we receive from the PCCC, we can recruit and train more volunteers to serve more children.”

WAYS TO HELP CASA OF SOUTHWEST MISSOURI …

$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

Price Cutter Pro-Am-collage

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

Rockin N Roll Bike & Music Festival-logo

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