Charity spotlight: Chances of Stone County

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CHANCES of Stone County is a non-profit organization made up of a community group of people dedicated to enhancing the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, down syndrome, intellectual disabilities and brain injury.

These individuals are your children, family members or friends and deserve diverse and enriching opportunities to live, learn and succeed in our community.  And CHANCES believes that a community that excludes even one member is no community at all.

Which is why the PGA Web.com Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is proud to have CHANCES of Stone County aboard again this year. The tournament has gifted almost $14 million in its 27-year history, and is poised to do so again.

About CHANCES of Stone County

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CHANCES of Stone County was started in 2009 by Cathy Peterson who was one of our dear, dear aides that worked at Reeds Spring School. She worked hand-in-hand with a lot of children throughout her years and noticed that not only did the children need extra support but so did their families.  CHANCES noticed that after graduating, a lot of the children had nowhere to go like most of the peers that were attending college and or starting in the work force. This is just one challenge that is faced.

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CHANCES provides many scholarship for children/adults to attend Camp Barnabas, which is a week-long camp that affords the disabled a week of fun and excitement but it affords the families of the disabled possibly the only respite care affordable to them.

The organization also provides a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating senior with a developmental disability, to Barnabas Prep which is designed to help young adults with developmental disabilities move closer to reaching their full potential and to guide each student toward a meaningful life of independence.

And, a $1,500 scholarship to a graduating student in Stone County wanting to go into the Developmental Disability field. This is helping one of our future teachers to help our children.

CHANCES also provides M.A.D. Saturdays – Music, Art and Dance — which is open to the whole family where it tries to incorporate life skills with fun for the whole family. Presently, CHANCES has a licensed therapeutic music instructor, Morgan Robertson, who comes from Drury University in Springfield and presents a 1 ½ hour group music program. After a lunch break, they incorporate an Art or Dance event to close out the day.

On November 8, 2016 a Stone County Disability Board was approved. This is a political sub-division of the county, empowered to collect a county-wide property tax for services such as the establishment and/or operation of employment programs, residential facilities and/or related services for the care or employment of Stone County residents with developmental disabilities. This will be very exciting to see the changes that this will make for Stone County.

CHANCES’ vision is that Stone County residents and families of individuals with developmental disabilities feel that they can look upon CHANCES of Stone County as a central resource of information, referral and support for services and the developmental of opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities. The activities it does, brings the community together and allows families to be stronger together.

Without Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper assisting CHANCES of Stone County to raise funds for these activities, CHANCES officials say they wouldn’t be able to continue. It is CHANCES’ hope to continue to find ways to serve our developmentally disabled and their families. PCCC’s help has made a tremendous difference for our children and families in Stone County!

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To help the non-profit directly, call 417-294-1207, email contact@chancesofstonecounty.org or visit chancesofstonecounty.org

CORPORATE SKYBOXES on the 9th and 18th greens, and tents on the 18th fairway

These include covered seating and all-inclusive badges into the Jackson Brothers of the South VIP Tent (food and beverages).

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Watch from the “front fow” on the 18th green

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PRO-AMS: 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

The Chris Hamon-led White River Valley Foundation team came decked out in camo rain gear in 2016.
The Chris Hamon-led White River Valley Foundation team came decked out in camo rain gear to the 2016 Price Cutter Pro-Am.

ON-COURSE SPONSORSHIPS

Bleachers, water coolers and much more can help generate interest in your business, and will go a long way toward helping kids in the Ozarks. See our full menu of options.

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HONORING OUR HEROES PROGRAM

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A great way to support military, law enforcement and first responders as well Ozarks children’s charities — as they receive free admission as well as food and drinks thanks to your sponsorships. Follow this link

$25 TLC PROPERTIES SWEEPSTAKES TICKETS

They are only $25 each, and gives the ticket-buyer a chance to win a 2017 Ford F-150, or $10,000, plus daily prizes during the tournament. Check out the details here.

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GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION

Sponsored by Copy Products Inc. and University Plaza, this event is on Tuesday, August 8 at University Plaza Convention Center. We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net! Register at this link.

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions

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Win a 2017 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, August 4 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts.

FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400