Charity Spotlight: Dogwood Ranch

If you see Dana and Brian Lopez and the staff at Dogwood Ranch walking with a bounce in their step, there’s a good explanation.

After all, a long-term project is about to come together, after the equine therapy non-profit acquired something special.

A horse? Well, not quite.

“After a challenging 2020, we were so blessed to start 2021 off with the acquisition of a much-needed addition to our ranch property in the form of 27 acres!” said Dana Lopez, the CEO of Dogwood Ranch. “This new property, which adjoins our current property, will serve as the setting for the next phase of Dogwood Ranch, which is called The Village.

“Our goal is to build a community of foster homes in which 8-10 homes will house therapeutic level foster kids/older youth in their forever homes with highly skilled trauma informed foster parents.”

Which is one of the reasons why the non-profit is another perfect fit for the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

Dogwood Ranch operates with this mission statement: Rebuilding generations and breaking the cycle of trauma by restoring the ONE.   “Providing long-term family for kids is one of our greatest joys and this next project will allow us the ability to do that on a much larger scale, which is so exciting for us!” Lopez said. “The PCCC and the funds raised this year will certainly be a timely investment into this next season of growth for Dogwood.”

The PCCC has positively impacted Dogwood Ranch in many ways: “The PCCC has impacted Dogwood Ranch over the years by helping to provide critical community connections and funding, which has directly underwritten multiple projects and supporting foster youth in our area,” Lopez said. This includes assistance with the building of Dogwood Ranch’s Haven homes, which house former foster youth who have been at risk of homelessness/trafficking. Past PCCC funding has also allowed Dogwood Ranch to offer equine therapy scholarships to foster youth and honor military veterans who are working to overcome trauma related challenges.

“The PCCC’s funding is a crucial part of our projected budget every year,” Lopez said. “It allows us to further our mission and vision to pursue new avenues in which to serve today’s foster youth.  Currently, this will spearhead a massive undertaking in raising funds to begin The Village at Dogwood Ranch.”

WAYS TO HELP DOGWOOD RANCH THROUGH THE PCCC:

$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

Price Cutter Pro-Am-collage

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 Custom Metalcraft & 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

Rockin N Roll Bike & Music Festival-logo

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.

FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400

Charity Spotlight: HOPE Foundation

Talk about soldiering through the tough times.

The H.O.P.E. Foundation has long battled through adversity, and perhaps none more than the past year as the Springfield-based non-profit has had to cancel its main fundraiser twice.

Not that it’s stopping Executive Director Kandice White.

“Due to Covid, our main event was cancelled for 2020 and 2021, which has caused us to really change our focus towards growing our other events, which includes the tournament,” White said. “We hope to bring more auction items this year as well as sell more sweepstake tickets.”

She is referring to the PGA Korn Ferry Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, which has proudly called the H.O.P.E. Foundation a member charity for years.

And through the tournament, our charities can raise significant dollars through the TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes program, in which a $25 ticket is not only good for a four-day pass to see the future of the PGA Tour but also this: a 1-in-8,000 chance to win one of two grand prizes – a 2021 Toyota Tundra or $10,000. Additionally, folks can win one of 125 daily prizes during the tournament. Best of all, 100 percent of the ticket goes directly back to the charity.

That could be huge for the H.O.P.E. Foundation, whose mission is this: Each day a child is diagnosed with a severe illness, sustains a debilitating injury, and a family loses the battle with an illness. With these emergencies come unexpected expenses. Our mission is to assist financially in times of crisis, when other organizations and insurance companies don’t.

Which has led to the PCCC helping in numerous ways:  “The PCCC has been a tremendous help to HOPE over the years by allowing us to give additional funds to local families for everyday bills such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities and gas assistance,” White said.  “Every dollar that is donated is just one more way for all of us to provide these families with HOPE during a difficult time.” And you can bet that H.O.P.E truly appreciates your support. “The PCCC means everything to HOPE,” White said. “We are able to help roughly 10 more families every year due to the donations from the tournament.  That is 10 more families that can focus on what is really important, bringing their child home well.”

WAYS TO HELP HOPE FOUNDATION THROUGH THE PCCC:

$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

Price Cutter Pro-Am-collage

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 Custom Metalcraft & 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

Rockin N Roll Bike & Music Festival-logo

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.

FOR ANY SPONSORSHIP, CALL 417-887-3400