Charity Spotlight: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes opened a Springfield office more than 30 years ago, and it’s still going strong as it tries to help teens see the value of helping others.

While reaching out to teens at southwest Missouri high schools, the southern Missouri chapter of FCA also is heavily involved in the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

During the tournament, you’ll see FCA State Director Dan MacLachlan and State Administrator Janet Sterling leading a crew that handles environmental services.

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But it’s far more than that. FCA also sends an army of volunteers to help with the Integrity Pro-Am, a fundraiser set for July 18 at LedgeStone Golf & Country Club west of Branson.

FCA also will have FCA Gameday this summer, with young golfers able to walk with Korn Ferry Tour pros during their Tuesday practice round.

FCA’s mission? To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church.

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“FCA has partnered with the tournament for as long as Price Cutter has been the lead sponsor,” MacLachlan said. “We are forever grateful for Price Cutter’s sponsorship of the tournament, and their invitation for our organization to join in serving such a great community event.

“From the beginning, the PCCC has been catalytic for FCA, offering us a perfect opportunity to give back to others while we fulfill our mission,” MacLachlan added. “We give back by helping supply a team of volunteers to serve the tournament. We fulfill our mission by offering an FCA Game Day, serving the Golfers with Tour Life, and partnering with a Sunrise Service Championship Sunday.”

TO SUPPORT FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES …

$25 — TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES

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A $25 ticket in the TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes enters you to win one of two grand prizes — either a 2020 Toyota Tundra (pictured) or $10,000. We have 8,000 tickets, and each is also good for a four-day grounds pass to the tournament, plus enters to win you into one of 125 daily prizes during the tournament.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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

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GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION

Sponsored by Copy Products Inc. and University Plaza, this event is on Tuesday, July 21 at University Plaza Convention Center. We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net!

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions

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Win a 2020 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 17 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts.

NAMI NEON 5K RUN

Join us Saturday, Aug. 22 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.

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ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Turn out on Saturday, October 10 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.

FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400