Spotlight: HOPE Foundation

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Among PCCC charities that have felt the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is the HOPE FOUNDATION.

It focuses on families who may have a pediatric emergency and suddenly cannot meet monthly bills. It assists with rent/mortgage, utilities, car repairs, funerals and gasoline.

Just recently it helped a family of a premature baby, said HOPE Foundation Executive Director Kandice White. The baby was born nine weeks early, and the baby’s arrival came after the dad had lost his job and hasn’t had much luck finding employment. Plus, the doctor wouldn’t clear the mother to return to work amid the COVID-19 outbreak.

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HOPE Foundation paid the family’s rent and utilities for March and April. However, funds are becoming tight, considering the organization had to postpone its largest fundraiser, an event tied to the since-postponed Kentucky Derby.

“We are so grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the Price Cutter Charity Championship Tournament,” White said. “The funds received from this event make it possible for HOPE to continue to assist local families financially when they have a child experiencing a pediatric emergency.”

WAYS TO HELP HOPE FOUNDATION

$25 — TLC PROPERTIES CHARITY SWEEPSTAKES

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A $25 ticket in the TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes enters you to win one of two grand prizes — either a 2020 Toyota Tundra (pictured) or $10,000. We have 8,000 tickets, and each is also good for a four-day grounds pass to the tournament, plus enters to win you into one of 125 daily prizes during the tournament.

GOLF TOURNAMENTS

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

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GOLF BALL & CHARITY AUCTION

Sponsored by Copy Products Inc. and University Plaza, this event is on Tuesday, July 21 at University Plaza Convention Center. We’ll also have electronic bidding at bidpal.net!

THE ULTIMATE presented by Custom Metalcraft & Ridewell Suspensions

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Win a 2020 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 17 at Highland Springs Country Club as well as breakfast and lunch in the clubhouse daily during the PCCC, plus his and her shirts.

NAMI NEON 5K RUN

Join us Saturday, Aug. 22 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.

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ROCKIN’ ROLL BIKE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Turn out on Saturday, October 10 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