Charity Spotlight: A Sporting Chance

The sight of ball fields full of athletes young and old will truly be meaningful to Dick Jones this summer.

You see, he runs A Sporting Chance, which offers athletic competitions. Last year, of course, everything got put on hold because of the global pandemic.

“We are finally getting to have our programs again,” Jones said. “It has been a year since we were able to have any programs due to Covid-19. We are excited to get back to work and let our Athletes have fun again.”

A Sporting Chance has long been part of the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which this year will benefit nearly 50 Ozarks children’s charities. The tournament has gifted nearly $17.4 million since 1990.

A Sporting Chance gives many kids a chance.

Which makes A Sporting Chance a great fit. After all, it operates with this mission statement: Our Mission is to give A Sporting Chance to any person with any type of disability — youth who are disadvantaged, abused & neglected children, at-risk teenagers, and senior citizens by developing and providing amateur sports training, competition, and recreational programs.

It’s no wonder, then, that Jones raves about the community’s support of the PCCC.

“Being involved in the PCCC has been very good for A Sporting Chance. The fact that we are one of the Charities for this event helps get our name out so the public knows what we do for the Community,” Jones said.

And look at the impact:

“The funding we receive from the golf tournament helps provide 48 weeks of sports & recreation programs annually for over 2,000 athletes,” Jones said. “Approximately 24% of our entire budget is allocated to us through the PCCC. Needless to say, if we did not get this funding, programs would suffer and might not even happen.”

WAYS TO ASSIST A SPORTING CHANCE: 

$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

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 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
PRESENTED BY RELIABLE HYUNDAI

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. Sign up at bikeandmusicfest.org

FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400