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PCCC’s 2017 patriotic theme: ‘United We Stand For Kids’

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With a red, white and blue patriotic theme as its backdrop, the PGA Tour’s 28th Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is calling on businesses and individuals all across the Ozarks to join its cause again this August.

That theme is titled “United We Stand for Kids * Charity * Community * PGA Tour” and was unveiled by longtime PCCC Executive Director Jerald Andrews during Media Day presented by the H.O.P.E. Foundation, held  Monday at Highland Springs Country Club.

A great turnout by southwest Missouri media on Monday.
A great turnout by southwest Missouri media on Monday for the PCCC’s Media Day.

The tournament has gifted almost $14 million to Ozarks children’s charities in its history. This year, 45 charities will benefit. Events such as pro-ams run between August 4-14, with the pros playing August 10-13 at Highland Springs Country Club and seeking a $675,000 purse – including $121,500 to the champion.

The John Q. Hammons Foundation is backing the tournament for a 28th year, while Price Cutter Supermarkets has been a title or presenting sponsor now for nearly 20 years and Dr Pepper a presenting sponsor for 15 years. The tournament also is one of only four original Tour members since 1990 and among two held at the same course since then.

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Thus, the patriotic theme symbolizes the way the community has backed the tournament for years. The theme took root from a 2016 idea that returns this year, the Honoring Our Heroes Program. Military veterans, current military, law enforcement and first responders – and their families — will receive free everything such as admission, seating in a covered skybox on the 18th green as well as food and beverages.

“Our patriotic theme captures the true spirit of our tournament,” Andrews said. “So many people, out of the goodness of their hearts, unite for a cause greater than themselves. For us, when we hear the charities’ stories, it pulls at our heart strings even more. We hope our community joins in this important cause.”

Businesses and individuals can support the tournament through:

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).


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.

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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.

Honoring Our Heroes Program: A great way to support military, law enforcement and first responders as well Ozarks children’s charities.

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$25 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes tickets: They are $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.


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!

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions: 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.



The tournament helps charities achieve their missions. For instance, consider the H.O.P.E. Foundation, which provides financial and emotional support to families whose children are battling pediatric emergencies.

Mary Hankins of H.O.P.E. Foundation
Mary Hankins of H.O.P.E. Foundation

“We are thrilled to be involved with the tournament again this year. The impact that this event has on the community is positive in so many ways. It has helped us partner with other charities and has given us the opportunity to help even after the tournament is over. There are not a lot of events that can do that,” said Mary Hankins, Executive Director of the H.O.P.E. Foundation. “It truly is amazing to see so many organizations join together for one purpose: to enrich, empower, and improve the community we all live in. This tournament is not just a tournament; it is a tournament with a heart, and that is something we are proud to be a part of.”

Or, consider the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks, which provides medical, educational and social support to children of all ages. It is a new charity this year to the tournament.

Steph Miller, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks
Steph Miller, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks

“The Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks is excited to be a part of an event that gives so much back to our community,” said Steph Miller, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Group of the Ozarks. “Being able to support others while also getting our information out in front of 1000’s of people is an incredible opportunity.”

Another new charity is Mountain View-based Whetstone Boys Ranch, a therapeutic boarding school whose teens learn through community service. They plan to oversee the Honoring Heroes tent this year.

Brandon Maxwell, Development Director of Whetstone Boys Ranch
Brandon Maxwell, Development Director of Whetstone Boys Ranch

“We thought it would be a neat experience for our boys while broadening our exposure at the same time,” said Brandon Maxwell, Director of Development for Whetstone Boys Ranch. “And just knowing there are 45 other charities involved, it is a good way to network with other non-profits.”

Champions Athletes of the Ozarks, which provides eight sports and life skills for children with developmental disabilities, also implored the community to rally behind the PCCC.

Media Day-Susan Miles

“We’re making every individual part of our community — a positive influence in our community,” said Susan Miles, Executive Director of Champion Athletes of the Ozarks. “By being a part of the tournament, you are part of their success.”