Additional $5,000 goes toward Community Foundation of Ozarks’ upcoming Give Day in May
Area kids to benefit as local charities stretch each dollar
SPRINGFIELD – Helping kids brings amazing opportunities. For years, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper has raised millions of dollars and provided incredible opportunities for local charities—all for the goal of assist children and families in need.
On Tuesday, the PCCC continued those efforts. Months after the PCCC raised more than $1 million (a record), the tournament awarded the final $115,000 of that amount—$110,000 to 20 local charities and $5,000 toward the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. The foundation will leverage the money toward its upcoming Give Day in May.
Tournament Director Jerald Andrews announced the awards during a Tuesday afternoon presentation at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in southeast Springfield.
The 2014 tournament hauled in a record $1,002,862 for 46 local charities and, during the annual Celebration of Sharing in December, Andrews announced $115,000 would be distributed as grants through the Community Foundation of the Ozarks.
The dollars have greatly helped PCCC charities achieve their missions and will continue to do so. For instance, the Shriners Hospital Dads received $40,000 toward the purchase of a new van. The organization transports families, free of charge, to Shriners Hospitals. Ambassadors for Children will apply $9,000 toward clothing, socks, pajamas and shoe gift cards. Least of These will put $5,000 toward milk.
This year’s tournament, the 25th annual, is scheduled for Aug. 13–16 at Highland Springs Country Club. Many other events such as pro-ams and the Michele Kiser Women’s Golf Clinic will be tied around the tournament, a stop on the Web.com Tour, in the weeks and days leading up to the tournament’s return.
Where the PCCC’s $115,000 is heading
Camp Barnabas: $4,500 – sensory room
Ambassadors for Children: $9,000 – clothing, socks, pajamas and shoe gift cards
Feeding Incorporated: $7,500 – food purchases only
Habitat for Humanity: $1,000 for women’s build
Shriners Hospital Dads: $40,000 – van
Fordland Clinic: $400 – booster seats
Least of These: $5,000 – milk
Convoy of Hope: $8,400 – school supplies and shoes for event days
Dogwood Ranch: $5,000 – Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks: $2,000 – life skills classes
Children’s Smile Center: $4,000 – dental supplies
NAMI: $2,500 – In Our Own Voice program
Springfield Advocates for Youth: $4,000 – education, books, clothing, field trips
Special Olympics of Missouri: $2,500 – 2015 Summer Games
HOPE Foundation: $1,200 – Fund mission
The Kitchen: $3,500 – Rare Breed daycare staff
Arc of the Ozarks: $5,000 – Therapeutic Recreation Summer Camp
Big Brothers Big Sisters: $2,500 – programming needs per application
Friends of Abilities First: $1,000 – Music Therapy
Southwest Center for Independent Living: $1,000 – youth services program
Community Foundation of the Ozarks: $5,000 – Give Day in May
For questions, contact:
Price Cutter Charity Championship
3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield, Missouri 65809
417-887-3400 • 800-498-5678 • Fax: 417-889-2761