More than 50 Ozarks charities will benefit from this summer’s Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper, one of 26 stops on the Korn Ferry Tour. And businesses and individuals who want to throw their support behind the tournament have a number of ways to do so.
Tournament Executive Director Byron Shive revved up that message Monday during the tournament’s annual Media Day presented by the H.O.P.E. Foundation at Highland Springs Country Club. This year’s theme is “Future Greats, Great Futures,” with the tournament set to celebrate its 34th year.
“We hope businesses and individuals will rally around our charities, as they do incredible work in our community,” Shive said. “We don’t realize the time and effort they spend to help so many developmentally disabled kids or low-income families have a better life. That’s why sponsorships large and small could make a huge difference to help the charities meet their important missions.”
Efforts to secure sponsorships already are under way, with the tournament’s numerous events set for July 10-23 in the Springfield area. The pros play July 20-23 at Highland Springs Country Club, with a purse of $1 million.
The tournament has gifted more than $19.4 million since its inception in 1990, and a year ago it distributed a record $1.095 million. Call 417-887-3400 to be a part of this year’s tournament. This year marks the 24th with Price Cutter Supermarkets as a presenting or title sponsor. It’s Year 20 for Dr Pepper. The tournament has gifted 93.3 percent of its total – or $18,184,170 – since Price Cutter joined the tournament.
“I have always said this is more than a golf tournament,” said Rob Marsh, Chief Operating Officer for Pyramid Foods, Inc., the parent company of Price Cutter Supermarkets. “Shop local is our motto, and we try to practice what we preach.”
WAYS TO SUPPORT THE CHARITIES
VOLUNTEERS: The PCCC is seeking to build its 1,000-person volunteer army, led by Volunteer Chair Sharon Alexander. Please sign up at pricecuttercc.org/volunteers.
CORPORATE SKYBOXES ON 9TH & 18TH GREENS, TENTS ON 18TH FAIRWAY: Choose your best seat package, as these include covered seating and all-inclusive access to the Ozarks Club Tent (food and beverages). Visit pricecuttercc.org to see all the sponsorship opportunities.
PRO-AMS & GOLF EXPERIENCES: The PCCC offers nearly a dozen golf experiences, to be played at area courses such as Highland Springs, Top of the Rock, Buffalo Ridge, LedgeStone, Millwood, Fremont Hills & Silo Ridge. Most events include the opportunity to play with a pro, and all include a great golfer gift package, lunch, on-course beverages, team photos, trophies & PCCC tournament ticket packages.
GETAWAY TO PARADISE RAFFLE: For $100, you could win a 7-night trip to Castella Del Mar in Manzanillo, Mexico. You have a 1-in-500 chance to win, and the house features six luxury suites and a full kitchen staff.
MICHELE KISER WOMEN’S GOLF CLINIC & FASHION SHOW: It’s set for 10 a.m. Monday, July 10 at Highland Springs Country Club and features area PGA teaching professionals giving 90-minute lessons. Lunch and a fashion show follow. Call 417-887-3400 to sign up.
ON-COURSE SPONSORSHIPS: Show off your company banner in high-traffic areas or on bleachers, water coolers and so forth to help generate interest in your business, plus help charities in the Ozarks.
HONORING OUR HEROES PROGRAM PRESENTED BY HONOR FLIGHT OF THE OZARKS: What a way to support charities and, in the process, allow retired and current military, law enforcement, first responders and nurses – and their families – to be admitted free of charge. Seating is in a tent on the 18th green, and families also receive access to the Ozarks Club VIP Tent for food and beverage.
$25 TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES – WIN A 2023 TOYOTA TACOMA OR $10,000 CASH: Tickets are $25 each, with the buyer given a 1-in-10,000 chance to win a 2023 Toyota Tacoma, or $10,000 in cash. You also could win one of 125 daily prizes during the PCCC. The ticket also is a four-day grounds pass.
GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION PRESENTED BY ATRIUM & CPI TECHNOLOGIES: It’s scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, July 13, at the Downtown Expo Center. Businesses can donate gift cards or other big items.
THE ULTIMATE PRESENTED BY RIDEWELL SUSPENSIONS AND FREEDOM’S REST: Win a 2023 Corvette Stingray, as a $1,200 sponsorship offers a 1-in-100 chance of winning the Corvette and a 1-in-10 chance of winning one of 10 prizes worth at least $1,000 each. Perks include air-conditioned seating on the 18th green, VIP clubhouse parking, and private dining during the tournament
HARVEST MOON FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY SGC FOODSERVICE: It is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, September 24 under the stars on the Highland Springs driving range. Chefs from across the area converge to offer attendees unique and delicious foods. The event also features some high quality auction items.
PLATINUM CLUBS & CLAYS CLASSIC: This unique event first features a top shelf banquet on Oct. 4 at the White River Conference Center in Springfield. The Clubs & Clays event will be on Oct. 5, with morning and afternoon rounds at both Top of the Rock in Ridgedale and the Ozarks Shooters Complex in Walnut Shade.
ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE & MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTED BY UNITED HEALTH CARE: Music Therapy of the Ozarks is putting on its sixth annual event, set for Saturday, Oct. 14 at Mother’s Brewing Company in downtown Springfield. Register at WWW.BIKEANDMUSICFEST.ORG.
Kandice White of H.O.P.E. Foundation, which helps cover bills for families whose children are hospitalized: “HOPE Foundation has been a part of the Price Cutter Charity Championship tournament for many years now. They have given us so many amazing opportunities to raise additional funds to continue our mission. With those additional funds, we are able to help so many more families in our community, and we could never thank them enough!”
Jackie Barger of Children’s Smile Center: “As a result of the funding from PCCC, we are able to ensure that we have the facilities and equipment necessary to get the job done for kids. It’s not right that a child would go to bed at night with a toothache, all the while mom and dad are frantic with worry because they can’t find a clinic that will accept Medicaid. That’s when Children’s Smile Center steps in the gap to be there for kids.”
Jody Dow of Springfield Dream Center: “The PCCC has been a pleasure to partner with over the years. PCCC allows us to utilize volunteers in a fun way, raffle tickets offer donors an affordable, fun way to partner together, and the tournament itself is such a week of celebration. The Springfield Dream Center loves that tournament highlights so many amazing organizations our community has, and really focuses on the work we all can do together.”
Susan Mellantine of Big Brothers Big Sisters: “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is celebrating our 40th anniversary this year and we are thankful for PCCC’s long-time support of our agency. The funding helps us to continue to provide our quality mentorship programs for the youth in the Ozarks. The power of mentorship is proven in the success of our Littles as they make better choices, improve grades, believe more is possible in life, and have improved self-esteem.”