A Sporting Chance provides a stimulating sports and recreational atmosphere that allows individuals with disabilities or disadvantages to have a chance to benefit from the physical, psychological and social advantages provided by a quality sports program. A Sporting Chance will use funds donated by the Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr Pepper to support the programs we offer on a year-round basis. Tournament funds allow us to serve over 2,300 individuals with 7 weeks of basketball, 7 weeks of track and field, 7 weeks of softball, 7 weeks of golf, 7 weeks of bowling and 7 weeks of volleyball. Without the funds generated by the tournament, A Sporting Chance would not be able to provide these programs.
The Barry-Lawrence County Development Center has been providing early intervention services to children with developmental delays since 1973. We offer physical, occupational, speech, and music therapies along with early childhood special education.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
The Boys & Girls Club of Springfield is a local affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – the nation’s oldest and largest organization with a primary mission of service to youth from at-risk circumstances. By providing one-on-one relationships with caring adult professionals and fun, age appropriate programming, the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield nurtures young people’s self esteem and instills a sense of belonging, competence and usefulness. Funds received from the tournament will support operations at our three Springfield units.
Jesus is central to everything we do at Bridge of Faith. We sing, pray, and preach in His powerful Name. Our past, present, and future is centered on Jesus Christ. Our purpose on this earth is to make much of Jesus Christ.
Camp Barnabas offers childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper allow Camp Barnabas to present scholarships to families in need, so that children with high medical needs may enjoy a week of summer fun that would otherwise not have been possible.
Cardinals Care has distributed funds to area organizations that support kids. Funding comes from Cardinals players, the team’s ownership group, local businesses and most importantly, Cardinals fans. One of the main programs supported by Cardinals Care is Redbird Rookies. Redbird Rookies is a baseball league for kids who otherwise might not be able to play. This special league, sponsored by Cardinals Care, provides kids with uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment, as well as extensive off-field support in education, the arts, mentoring and health.
CASA is part of the solution for abused and neglected children in foster care. Finding a safe, permanent home is not simply a CASA volunteer’s vision for every abused child but it is their paramount objective. CASA is an intervention and prevention program – working to prevent future incidence of abuse and protecting siblings from similar experiences by assisting child welfare professionals and acting as “the eyes and ears” of the Juvenile court judge. CASA has a proven record of success. Children who have a CASA volunteer spend an average of a year less in the foster care system.
Champion Athletes of the Ozarks is an athlete-driven program established to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities living in the Ozarks through sports training and competition, building self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills. The tournament allows Champion Athletes of the Ozarks to provide sports programs all year to create a positive atmosphere, teach decision making skills, team skills, appropriate behaviors, life skills and a feeling of success. These skills are necessary for those in our program to be successful in work and at school and to be more productive citizens in our community. In addition, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper provides the organization’s athletes with numerous job training opportunities; and in 2007 allowed Champion Athletes of the Ozarks to add a fourth reading class for the individuals they serve.
Champions Committed to Kids is dedicated to giving Kids, who are fighting a serious illness, a chance to be part of a local sports team. The kids draw hope and inspiration from the athletes and give the athletes a true inspiration.
Chances of Stone County, Missouri provides programs intended to give area individuals living with developmental disabilities more rewarding lives and promote community acceptance and inclusion. To meet these goals, Chances hosts events at convenient community locations and facilitates a mentoring program.
The Children’s Smile Center is a nonprofit dental facility serving MOHealthNet recipients between the ages of 1 and 19 (as well as pregnant mothers) in Christian and Stone Counties. This community-led effort began in 2006, and now sets more than 80 new patients every month on the road to better dental health.
For over 25 years, Community Partnership has been a trusted leader, catalyst for change, and a valued resource in Springfield and the surrounding region. We are the “go-to” organization when there is an emerging issue that needs to be addressed; we bring people together to create solutions. Our four primary focus areas as follows: Affordable Housing & Homeless Prevention, Community & Neighborhood Developmen, Early Childhood & Family Development, Prevention & Youth Support. It’s mission: To facilitate and promote the building of resilient children, healthy families, and strong neighborhoods & communities. Through programming, resource development, and partnership, we are actively working to create the kind of communities we all want to live in.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, international humanitarian-relief organization strategically located in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America. Our goal is to bring hope to people who need it most in the United States and vulnerable communities around the world. Since 1994, it has been Convoy of Hope’s privilege to work with churches, businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits to serve more than 130 million people through Disaster Response, Community Events, Children’s Feeding, Rural Compassion, Women’s Empowerment, and Agriculture programs. Convoy of Hope is currently feeding more than 300,000 children in 18 nations through their strategic feeding and nutrition program.
Diaper Bank of the Ozarks keeps babies healthy and happy by providing access to diapers, basic needs, and educational resources to families in need in our community during pregnancy and beyond while increasing diaper need awareness.
Discovery Center of Springfield is an interactive, hands-on science museum committed to inspiring people of all ages with a life-long love of learning and an appreciation for the world and our place in it. DCS promotes Great Minds @ Play by creating and maintaining a fun, inspiring, and interactive educational resource center for students, teachers, and families of the Ozarks. DCS demonstrates science, technology, art, history, and culture through exhibits, programs, and collaborative efforts. DCS provides a number of unique, educational opportunities that provide hands-on, interactive, inquiry based learning experiences to help increase participants’ deductive reasoning and critical thinking skills.
Dogwood Ranch exists to provide The Road Home for abused and neglected foster youth. They provide wrap around, long term, family based care to at risk foster teens through their therapeutic homes, equine therapy program and transitional living services. With over 23,000 older youth aging out of the foster care system each year in the US, Dogwood Ranch is addressing a critical need by implementing creative solutions aimed at helping foster youth become whole and better prepared to live the life for which they were created. Dogwood Ranch is passionate about providing the best care possible to some of the most vulnerable youth in the community. Each year, Dogwood Ranch serves approximately 75 youth through one of its various programs.
The Drury University men’s golf program is coached by Brian Daniels.
FCA challenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. In Springfield the FCA hosts events for students grades 5-12 to enjoy. Funds from the tournament allow FCA the opportunity to expand their event offerings in order to reach a greater number of students in the area. Funds are used directly to provide bands, food, speakers and other resources.
Fordland Clinic is a non-profit community health center serving the community’s health needs since 1996. Their mission is to provide medical, dental, and mental healthcare access to area residents, no matter their income or insurance status.
For the Kids is a non-profit organization (501c3) providing clothing, diapers, shoes, toiletries, and other essentials to foster and relative placement children. We serve Barry, Lawrence, and Stone counties in Missouri. These items are always free to the families. We are presently serving over 300 children. Our mission is to assist in meeting the needs of the children and the families who are caring for them. Children coming into the system usually arrive at the foster home with nothing but the clothes on their backs. The foster care system takes weeks before funding is allotted and is limited. Therefore, support by the organization is in the form of physical, mental, and financial. ‘For the Kids’ steps in immediately to provide the necessities for the children and foster families. Additionally, we provide baby/kids furniture, school supplies/backpacks and presents for the children at Christmas.
The Christian County Crisis Center is here to help by providing services and resources to women and children seeking a life free from abuse. We do all we can to provide resources to those in need.
The Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation works to raise funds to get SNAG (Starting New at Golf) into the hands of kids in the 36 Springfield elementary schools. There are more than 7,000 children in these schools that now have access to a proven method to learn golf using modified equipment while being active and having fun.
At The H.O.P.E. Foundation, it is our goal to help families suffering from pediatric emergencies by assisting financially in ways local and national foundations, charities and insurance agencies won’t cover. We also will work with the family to ensure they are utilizing all resources available to them in their time of tragedy and trauma. Since the inception of the H.O.P.E. Foundation, we’ve received requests to offset costs…for rent/mtg payments, medical travel, to help towards costs to repair vehicles for travel to and from doctor appointments, to help pay partial funeral expenses and many others. There are so many unforeseen expenses that come with pediatric emergencies. We want to bridge the gap and make a difference in the lives of families facing a pediatric emergency.
The H.O.P.E. Foundation serves 22 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Laclede, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright. The Chamber of Commerce defines these counties as being in the Springfield Economic Area and they are the counties serviced by Springfield hospitals.
Honor Flight, Inc. and affiliated hubs in the national Honor Flight Network are private, not-for-profit organizations created solely to honor America’s Veterans for their many sacrifices. Today, there are 140 regional hubs in the United States.
Honor Flight first flew in May 2005 with six small planes flying twelve WWII veterans, departing from Springfield, Ohio. In 2006, with a rapidly expanding waiting list, the program transitioned to commercial airline carriers to accommodate more veterans. That same year Honor Flight partnered with Honor Air in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and Hero Flight in Provo, Utah, to establish the national “Honor Flight Network” which has expanded aggressively to include cities across the nation. By 2007 official Network hubs had been established in 32 cities, to localize community commitment, operational planning, and fund-raising.
Horse of Hope offers horse-assisted services, activities, and experiences to all ages with all types of challenges or disabilities people experience over the life span. Some of the services offered include therapeutic horseback riding for individuals, groups and other service agencies; equine assisted mental health services available to individuals, groups and families; and equine assisted learning programs offered to area schools and other educational and service agencies.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
The heart of Kiwanis is the individual club which becomes personally involved in making its community a better place in which to live. The heart of the club is the people who make the organization what it is. Our club is what it is because of the character and ethics of the individuals who have contributed greatly of their time and talents through the years. Kiwanis Club of Ozark Empire, the second club to be formed in Springfield, Missouri, was founded on November 21, 1949 and received it’s charter from Kiwanis International on January 4, 1950.
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time.
The heart of Kiwanis is the individual club which becomes personally involved in making its community a better place in which to live. The heart of the club is the people who make the organization what it is. Our club is what it is because of the character and ethics of the individuals who have contributed greatly of their time and talents through the years.
KLIFE is a community-wide, interdenominational Christian ministry of discipleship and fellowship for youth and their families. Through a variety of activities (klubs, small group Bible studies, mission trips, ski trips, and monthly events), KLIFE kids grow in their faith and have lots of fun in the process. They learn that following Christ and discovering His plan for their life is the most exciting adventure of all and that they can count on friendship and support from leaders and peers who care. KLIFE works alongside churches and families in the community to teach and encourage kids to be strong in the Lord in spite of all the negative pressures they face as teenagers. All events and activities focus on encouraging and training teens to make good choices, study, and work and play hard to achieve a physical, mental and spiritually balanced body.
Legal Services of Southern Missouri (LSSM) is one of four legal services organizations in Missouri funded primarily by the Legal Services Corporation (LSC). LSC is a private, not-for-profit corporation created by an Act of Congress to ensure low-income people have equal access to the courts nationwide. LSSM is not a government agency, but rather a not-for-profit organization serving only the low-income and elderly in forty-three counties across southern Missouri. LSSM never charges a fee to a client.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish® vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is granted every 34 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
As law enforcement officers, we cannot succeed without the support of the public that we proudly serve. We need your help on a variety of fronts as Missouri has become a difficult state to serve in. The Missouri State FOP seeks to change that through enlisting support and lobbying our legislature to make the changes necessary to better the lot of all law enforcement members. Our issues, while varied and oftentimes complex, simply to seek to rid the street of criminals and provide the best working environment for those that employ themselves in that endeavor.
The Missouri Junior Golf Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interest and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri to and for juniors ages 10 -18. Tournaments for all juniors players, regardless of skill sets, are available at a minimal cost to the participants. These events include one day tournaments called the Hieronymus Juniors Series which concludes with a Series Championship, and multiple day events such as the Ken Lanning Championship, the Junior Match Play Championship and the Junior Amateur Championship. These tournaments provide a platform for the junior player to develop their skills, learn to play competitive golf and develop a love of the game and thorough knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Additionally, Rules of Golf Seminars are provided for high school golf coaches and their players coupled with teaching skills from some of the best known golf instructors in the State of Missouri and the MGA works closely with the Missouri State High School Activities Association and their Golf Championships.
The Missouri State University Foundation develops an environment that promotes giving and therein seeks, receives, manages and distributes resources in a manner appropriate to support programs of instruction, research and public service of the University. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper are used for the Bears Assisting Youth (BAY) program. The BAY program provides opportunities for Ozarks area youth and community charities to attend Missouri State Athletics events free of charge. The BAY program allows kids to experience and enjoy the atmosphere of collegiate sports while learning about leadership, teamwork and other positive attributes.
Music Therapy of the Ozarks has this mission: Providing the Healing Power of Music Throughout the Lifespan by Offering Funding Assistance and Building Community Awareness. In essence, it exists to provide funding assistance for anyone who could benefit from music therapy. This includes seniors living in skilled-nursing facilities, patients in mental health and medical settings, and individuals with special needs.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides education programs to youth organizations and schools about prevention of suicide in children, youth, adults and seniors and reducing the stigma attached to mental illness. In 2007, over 50 suicides were completed in Greene and surrounding counties. Ninety percent of individuals that complete suicide have a mental health diagnosis.
Project HOPE is an inter-denominational service organization dedicated to meeting the immediate physical needs of the impoverished people, while sharing with them the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks provides lodging, hope and comfort for families of seriously ill and injured children who must travel far from home for medical treatment. Its mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in the Ozarks. The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper provides critical program support for the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. It allows families of seriously ill and injured children to have a home away from home during their child’s treatment, home cooked meals each evening and the friendship and emotional support of our volunteers and staff, and other families.
At Shriners Hospital Dads, the funds raised from participating in this golf tournament will allow the Abou Ben Adhem Hospital Dads continue to provide safe and efficient, no-cost travel for patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children. These funds will be used for maintenance and fuel costs for the van fleet, so that the Shriners may continue to help families who may not be able to afford the travel necessary in order to receive treatment at the region’s pre-eminent orthopedic hospital.
The Silver Dollar City Foundation seeks to serve by partnering with pastors, ministry leaders and other Christian leaders to provide for communities a variety of Christian programs and services. Its mission is building “Christ-Like Communities…So Nobody Stands Alone.” The Silver Dollar City Foundation serves Stone and Taney Counties. Proceeds from the tournament will assist Care For Kids, a program dedicated to meeting the needs of area kids. Care for Kids is a major project with $500,000 committed over a five year period.
The Special Olympics Missouri-SW Area provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the community. Special Olympics Missouri-Southwest Area plans to use money donated through the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper to expand their program in areas where individuals with disabilities do not have the opportunity to participate. In 2007, the organization provided training and competition to over 1700 athletes in southwest Missouri.
Springfield Advocates for Youth is a group of area professionals who volunteer their time to help local at-risk youth get their lives back on track.
The Springfield Dream Center provides a centralized location to place our city’s resources where they are most needed. The DC offers programs for all members of the community, such as after school programming, adult education, a food pantry, and much more.
The Springfield-Greene County Park Board strives to provide the very best in parks and recreation facilities, programs, events and services to our community. In doing so, we will make a positive impact on the overall quality of life, health, environmental, social and economic aspects for our resident families and visitors alike. Tournament proceeds generated on behalf of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Springfield Lasers World Team Tennis Franchise benefit the Park Board’s Scholarship Fund, helping income-qualifying local kids play sports, go to summer camp and participate in other Park Board programs designed to build skills and confidence while maintaining a healthy lifestyle.”
Through collaboration with the team at St. Jude in Memphis, the physicians and staff of the St. Jude Mercy Affiliate Clinic make it possible for children battling cancer to receive exceptional treatment, close to home.
At The Arc of the Ozarks, the mission is to support individuals with disabilities in directing their own lives as valued members of the community. The Arc believes every person should have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of independence. The funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper directly benefit The Arc’s No Limits Summer Camp Program. No Limits helps children with disabilities improve social and other vital skills, and enjoy local attractions such as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Discovery Center, Wonders of Wildlife, Fun Acres and more.
The Caring People care about Single Moms. Specifically, it trains and equisp Caring Women from the church in mentoring Single Moms in small group settings called, “Care Groups.” When you change the life of a Single Mom, you change her children’s lives as well. The organization has seen restoration and hearts healed from difficult circumstances many Single Moms experience. The ultimate goal is to disciple Single Moms. It’s The Caring People’s prayer it brings other Single Moms to a relationship with the Lord, find a home church, and prosper.
The First Tee of the Ozarks’ mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The donations First Tee receives from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper go directly to provide exposure to the game of golf for over 7,000 inner city children who attend the organization’s camps every summer.
Whetstone’s 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.”
The mission of 1in6 is to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives. Our mission also includes serving family members, friends, partners, and service providers by providing information and support resources on the web and in the community.