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PCCC gifts $76,000 to 22 Ozarks children’s charities

PCCC-Grant Program

The PGA Tour’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper gifted a combined $76,000 to 22 Ozarks children’s charities on Thursday, completing a grant program announced last fall.

Tournament Executive Director Jerald Andrews announced the gifting during a presentation ceremony at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Rob Marsh, Vice President of Sales for Price Cutter Supermarkets, and Sharyn Wagoner, Tournament Chair, presented checks to directors of each of the 22 charities.

“The community should feel good about today because, once again, hundreds of children and families in the Ozarks will be impacted in a positive way,” Andrews said. “That’s how this tournament defines success.”

In November, the 2017 Price Cutter tournament had $957,102 available to distribute to 47 charities. At that time, $75,000 of that total was steered toward a grant program in which PCCC charities could participate. Even better, the figure grew by $1,000 after the PGA Tour named the PCCC the winner of the Truck Award, given annually to a tournament that serves as a model for all aspects for a PGA-related event.

Since then, a group of five community members worked alongside Wagoner on the grant program. The tournament received $200,000 in requests. The charities receiving checks Thursday were:

  • Ambassadors for Children
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks
  • Boys & Girls Club of Springfield
  • Champion Athletes of the Ozarks
  • Chances of Stone County
  • Children’s Smile Center
  • Dogwood Ranch
  • Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
  • Fordland Clinic
  • FosterAdopt Connect
  • Freedom’s Rest (formerly Christian County Family Crisis Center)
  • Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, MO
  • O.P.E. Foundation
  • Music Therapy of the Ozarks
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Shriners Hospital Dads
  • Southwest Center for Independent Living
  • Special Olympics Missouri
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board
  • The Arc of the Ozarks
  • Whetstone Boys Ranch

This year’s tournament is scheduled for July 20-30, with the pros playing July 26-29 at Highland Springs Country Club. Numerous sponsorship opportunities are available by calling 417-887-3400.