The story of the T-shirts, wood tokens & Price Cutter Supermarkets

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If you’ve shopped at any of the Price Cutter Supermarkets in the Greater Springfield area, you’ve probably spotted workers sporting the red T-shirts of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

What a great promotion it has been this summer for our fundraiser of a tournament, which has generated almost $12 million for children’s charities in the past 25 years — including a record $1 million-plus last year alone.

But to add more to the PCCC this year, leaders of the supermarkets went further.

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The T-shirts have been in stores all summer. Even better, shoppers can contribute to the cause of the PCCC by dropping wood tokens in a box marked with their favorite charity. Price Cutter Supermarkets will match the amount.

“Our people are really behind it,” said Brad Beattie, Director of Price Cutter Supermarkets. “When we were thinking of ideas, we asked, ‘How do we create more awareness?”

It’s been a success thanks to employees.

“They realize it’s not just about golf,” Beattie said.

Missouri Neon wins SRC Pro-Am

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SPRINGFIELD – The SRC Pro-Am was neon on Monday. As in Missouri Neon.

The four-some, along with pro Nathan Tyler, fired a 54 to win the annual and competitive PRC Pro-Am at Highland Springs Country Club.

The group consisted of Anthony Collins, Joe Leek, Jeff Eiserman and Ryan Jones and beat the second-place team by one stroke while the third-place team finished two strokes back of the winners.

Second place belonged to OakStar Bank, which finished only one stroke back with a 55. The team, with pro Dawie Van Der Walt, featured Aaron Jernigan, William Duncan, Bob Palmer and Kory Bowman.

The Nova Scotia Open champion, Adam Svensson, was the pro of the third-place team, which featured David Coutchie, Randy Herion, Stuart Coutchie and Steve Coutchie.

The SRC Pro-Am is part of the build-up to the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which is Thursday through Sunday at Highland Springs Country Club.

The tournament, the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour stop, has raised almost $12 million for local children’s charities in its 25-year history, including a record $1 million last year alone.

For tickets to the PCCC, call 417-837-3400.