Charity Spotlight: Children’s Smile Center

Everybody wants pearly white teeth. Fortunately, for families who struggle financially, achieving that goal isn’t out of reach.

The Children’s Smile Center has been in the making folks happy business for years, and its work has been inspiring.

That’s why the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is proud to call Children’s Smile Center one of its nearly 50 Ozarks children’s charities again this year.

After all, in 2020 alone, the center provided care for nearly 6,000 children and pregnant women — about 13,000 dental visits in all. Additionally, CSC completed dental screenings at area schools and took about 200 children to local surgery centers for more extensive dental care needs under general anesthesia.

The CSC has offices in Ozark, Aurora and Branson West and serves children in six counties – Barry, Christian, Dade, Lawrence, Stone and Taney.

And it operates with this notable mission statement: To improve oral health and wellness in children through access to quality dental care.

“The Price Cutter Charity Championship provides our charity the opportunity to raise much-needed funds to provide dental care to low-income children,” said Jackie Barger, Executive Director of Children’s Smile Center. “Our participation in the PCCC gives our donors and friends many options to participate in a first-class professional sporting event while at the same time being a voice of compassion for children in need of dental care.”

Barger and his staff will be out all summer selling the $25 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes tickets (grand prizes are a 2021 Toyota Tundra or $10,00) and is taking team sponsorships for the Children’s Smile Center Poker Run Golf Classic, set for October 1 at Silo Ridge Golf & Country Club in Bolivar.

“Our involvement with the PCCC puts us in contact with dozens of other nonprofit organizations,” Barger said. “These contacts provide a wealth of encouragement and networking in learning best practices, and in collaboration for improving health outcomes for at-risk youth.”

“Purchase a sweepstakes ticket, bid on an auction, play in a pro-am … and when you do, you’re making a difference in the lives of thousands of young people in the Ozarks,” Barger said.

WAYS TO ASSIST CHILDREN’S SMILE CENTER: 

$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