The PGA Web.com Tour’s 29th Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is calling on support from businesses and individuals eager to assist Ozarks children’s charities, with time of the essence as the tournament is scheduled for the final two weeks of July.
Tournament Executive Director Jerald Andrews emphasized those points during the PCCC’s Media Day presented by the H.O.P.E. Foundation, held Monday at Highland Springs Country Club. Andrews also officially unveiled the tournament’s patriotic theme of UNITED FOR KIDS * Charity * Community * PGA Web.com Tour, noting that 49 Ozarks children’s charities stand to benefit from the community’s collective big heart.
Sponsorships have long fueled the success of the PCCC, which has gifted more than $14.7 million to children’s charities since the tournament’s inception in 1990. That figure includes more than $958,100 last year alone. However, those eager to rally to the cause this summer should know that the bulk of the PCCC’s events are scheduled for July 20-30, with the pros playing July 26-29 at Highland Springs Country Club.
The John Q. Hammons Foundation is backing the tournament for a 29th year, while Price Cutter Supermarkets has been a title or presenting sponsor now for 20 years and Dr Pepper a presenting sponsor for 16 years. Their tremendous support has allowed the tournament to remain one of only four original Web.com Tour stops.
“We hope the community throws its collective support behind this important cause,” Andrews said. “Any sponsorship goes a long, long way for kids and families who truly need assistance. For years, their stories have pulled at our heart strings, and that’s why we ask you join us to make this another tremendous year.”
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CHARITIES:
- CORPORATE SKYBOXES ON 9TH & 18TH GREENS, TENTS ON 18TH FAIRWAY: These include covered seating and all-inclusive badges into the Jackson Brothers of the South Ozarks Club Tent (food and beverages).
- PRO-AMS & GOLF EXPERIENCES: We offer a dozen golf experiences, including nine pro-ams, to be played at area courses such as Highland Springs, Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge, LedgeStone, Millwood, Fremont Hills & Silo Ridge Golf & Country Club. Each event includes a great golfer gift package, continental breakfast, lunch, on-course beverages, team photos, trophies & PCCC tournament ticket packages.
WAYS TO SUPPORT CHARITIES
- ON-COURSE SPONSORSHIPS: Show off your company banner in high-traffic areas, or on bleachers, water coolers and so forth to help generate interest in your business, plus help kids in the Ozarks.
- HONORING OUR HEROES PROGRAM PRESENTED BY NROUTE ENTERPRISES: What a way to support kids, as your sponsorship also will allow retired and current military, law enforcement and first responders – and their families – to be admitted free of charge, with seating in the Heroes tent on the 18th The families also receive a pass to the Jackson Brothers of the South Ozarks Club food & beverage tent.
- $25 TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES – WIN A NEW FORD F-150 STX OR $10,000: Tickets are $25 each, and gives the ticket-buyer a 1-in-8,000 chance to win a 2018 Ford F-150 STX, or $10,000. You also could win one of 125 daily prizes during the PCCC. The ticket also is good for a four-day grounds pass.
- GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION: Sponsored by CPI Technologies and University Plaza, this event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 24 at University Plaza Convention Center. Visit bidpal.net/golfball.
- THE ULTIMATE PRESENTED BY CUSTOM METALCRAFT & RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS: Win a 2019 Corvette Stingray, as a $1,200 sponsorship offers 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. It also includes a dinner on Friday, July 20 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, his and her shirts and an autographed poster from the tournament champion.
- HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY Reinhart Foodservice: It’s scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, September 23 under the stars on the Highland Springs driving range. Chefs from across the area converge to deliver delicious foods for an event that also includes adult beverages as well as silent & live auctions.
- OZARKS JUNIOR PITCH, CHIP & PUTT CHAMPIONSHIP PRESENTED BY B&T ELECTRIC, PANDA TRUCKING & FREEDOM BANK: It’s at 6 p.m. Monday, July 9 at the Betty Allison’s at Oscar Blom Golf Course in north Springfield, with the top three finalists in divisions (boys & girls 6-8, 9-11, 12-14) advancing to the finals at 6 p.m. Monday, July 23 at Highland Springs Country Club. The winners then will be introduced on the 18th green following play on Championship Sunday.
- DIAPER DASH & BRUNCH BASH: This is Springfield’s very first brunch run and benefits the Diaper Bank of the Ozarks. It’s at 7 a.m. Saturday, August 4 beginning at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and running through Highland Springs. Inflatables, face painting & brunch are planned afterward, along with Mother’s Brewing & a Mimosa Bar for adults. Register at DPODIAPERBANK.ORG.
- CHANCES OF STONE COUNTY BOWL-A-THON: It’s at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 8 at Enterprise Park Lanes in Springfield. Only $20 per person, with teams of five. Raffle, prizes, silent auction included.
- ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE & MUSIC FESTIVAL BENEFITTING MUSIC THERAPY OF THE OZARKS: Scheduled for Saturday, October 13, this is a bike ride of 40 miles (2 p.m.), 20 miles (3 p.m.) and 10 miles (4 p.m.). A dinner and concert – featuring 1980s cover band Members Only – starts at 6 p.m. at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Register at BIKEANDMUSICFEST.ORG.
- CASA – COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN
- DIAPER BANK OF THE OZARKS
- DYNAMIC STRIDES THERAPY
- MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION
- The pros will be playing for a purse of $675,000, with the winner to take home $121,500
PCCC IMPACTS CHARITIES
The tournament helps charities achieve their missions. For instance, consider the H.O.P.E. Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling pediatric emergencies.
Mary Hankins, Director of H.O.P.E Foundation: “This is our fifth year to partner with the Price Cutter Charity Championship, and we continue to flourish as an organization due to our involvement. There are many fundraisers that nonprofits can become a part of, but none of them are like PCCC. The beauty of this tournament is that it brings together hope, help, and happiness for the communities we all serve. We are able to spread the word that the HOPE Foundation is here to help families facing pediatric emergencies while helping numerous other organizations raise funds to support all our missions. The teamwork that goes into this tournament is a shining example of hard work in action. And, year after year, this is something we are very proud to be involved in.”
Susan Miles, Executive Director of Champions Athletes of the Ozarks, which provides sports opportunities and teaches life skills to kids with developmental disabilities. The nonprofit also oversees the Volunteer tent. “We love being part of the Price Cutter Charity Championship tournament. We have the best job in the Volunteer tent, where we are meeting new people and learning new skills that will make us more successful in our jobs and our community.”
Danielle Wise of The Arc of the Ozarks, which is sponsoring ‘Go Blue for Autism’ Championship Sunday and uses its PCCC donations towards its No Limits Summer Camp, said, “Championship Sunday is great publicity for us because it really shows what services we provide to the community. I think we’ve touched a lot of community members in the three years we’ve had ‘Go Blue for Autism’ Championship Sunday.’”
2018 PCCC CHARITIES
A Sporting Chance
Ambassadors for Children
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Boys & Girls Club of Springfield
Bridge of Faith
Burrell Children & Youth Services
Cardinals Care Foundation
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocates
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
Champions Committed to Kids
Chances of Stone County
Children’s Smile Center
Convoy of Hope
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks
Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
Dynamic Strides Therapy
Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Foster Adopt Connect
Freedom’s Rest Family Crisis Center
Greene County 100 Club
Habitat for Humanity
Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation No. 14 & 17
Kiwanis Clubs of Springfield
KLIFE Polk County
Legal Services of Southern Missouri
Missouri Junior Golf Foundation
Missouri State University Foundation
Music Therapy of the Ozarks
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness Southwest Missouri
Ronald McDonald House
Shriner Hospital Dads
Silver Dollar City Foundation
SCIL – Southwest Center for Independent Living
Special Olympics Missouri
Springfield Advocates for Youth
Springfield-Greene County Park Board
St. Jude Children’s Hospital
The Arc of the Ozarks
The First Tee of the Ozarks
Whetsone Boys Ranch
White River Electric Foundation