Charity spotlight: First Tee of the Ozarks

First Tee of the Ozarks is a great way for inner-city youths from all over the country to learn golf in southwest Missouri.
First Tee of the Ozarks is a great way for inner-city youths from all over the country to learn golf in southwest Missouri.

Each summer, more than 6,500 inner-city youth, who may never have been exposed to the great sport of golf, come through the gates at Kids Across America Kamps on the shores of Table Rock Lake near Golden.

The kids range in age from 9 to 18, and as they arrive from all parts of the country, they are treated to a week of summer camp in southwest Missouri, where golf is one of many opportunities for them to engage.

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“The best part for me is that golf is one of those few sports that helps a kid learn how to handle life’s tough situations,” said Mark Parry, director of The First Tee of the Ozarks, a part of the Payne Stewart Memorial golf facility at Kids Across America. “It teaches honesty and integrity. You have to call penalties on yourself. There are just a lot of inherent life skills that come with playing golf and we love exposing our kids to those great lessons.”

First Tee of the Ozarks relies on fundraising, and the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is proud to support the cause. The tournament, part of the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour stop in Springfield, has generated almost $14 million for children’s charities in its 27-year history.

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CONTACT First Tee of the Ozarks

To help in any way, call 417-266-3141

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).

Watch from the "front fow" on the 18th green
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