August 7–10, 2014   Highland Springs Country Club

Children's Charities

  • A Sporting Chance provides a stimulating sports and recreational atmosphere that allows individuals with disabilities or disadvantages to have a chance to benefit from the physical, psychological and social advantages provided by a quality sports program. A Sporting Chance will use funds donated by the Price Cutter Charity Championship Presented by Dr. Pepper to support the programs we offer on a year-round basis. Tournament funds allow us to serve over 2,300 individuals with 7 weeks of basketball, 7 weeks of track and field, 7 weeks of softball, 7 weeks of golf, 7 weeks of bowling and 7 weeks of volleyball. Without the funds generated by the tournament, A Sporting Chance would not be able to provide these programs.
  • AIDS Project of the Ozarks offers a myriad of services for children and their families in Southwest Missouri. Transportation assistance for medical care, for infected children and parents, is provided through APO. Specialized medical treatment for children, which may only be available in St. Louis, is arranged through referral and coordination at APO. Mental health counseling is also available for families and kids dealing with the emotional trauma of HIV/AIDS. Last but certainly not least, AIDS Project of the Ozarks holds an annual Christmas program, with a holiday get-together and presents for our HIV infected and affected children, and for some kids, these are the only presents they receive.
  • Ambassadors for Children meets the needs of abused and neglected children in the Ozarks through the provision of new clothing, tutoring, duffel bags filled with hygiene items, and items & activities that enhance the self-esteem of local foster children. Their Adopt-a-Caseworker program also fulfills the needs of abused and neglected children by matching child protective caseworkers with community groups. Since its inception in 1999, Ambassadors for Children has served over 3,500 local children.
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks was incorporated in Springfield in 1983. The organization is designed to enhance a child’ site based programs such as Big Buddies and School Based Mentoring.
  • The Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield is a local affiliate of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America – the nation’s oldest and largest organization with a primary mission of service to youth from at-risk circumstances. By providing one-on-one relationships with caring adult professionals and fun, age appropriate programming, the Boys and Girls Club of Springfield nurtures young people’s self esteem and instills a sense of belonging, competence and usefulness. Funds received from the tournament will support operations at our three Springfield units.
  • Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks
  • Burrell Working Solutions
  • Camp Barnabas offers childhood experiences to kids who have been robbed of them by disease or disability. Each summer, Camp Barnabas provides encouragement for hundreds of campers, empowering them to live more fully through faith. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper allow Camp Barnabas to present scholarships to families in need, so that children with high medical needs may enjoy a week of summer fun that would otherwise not have been possible.
  • Cardinals Care Cardinals Care has distributed over $11.5 million to area organizations that support kids. Funding comes from Cardinals players, the team's ownership group, local businesses and most importantly, Cardinals fans. One of the main programs supported by Cardinals Care is Redbird Rookies. Redbird Rookies is a baseball league for kids who otherwise might not be able to play. This special league, sponsored by Cardinals Care, provides kids with uniforms, gloves, bats, balls and other equipment, as well as extensive off-field support in education, the arts, mentoring and health.
  • Champion Athletes of the Ozarks is an athlete-driven program established to enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities living in the Ozarks through sports training and competition, building self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills. The tournament allows Champion Athletes of the Ozarks to provide sports programs all year to create a positive atmosphere, teach decision making skills, team skills, appropriate behaviors, life skills and a feeling of success. These skills are necessary for those in our program to be successful in work and at school and to be more productive citizens in our community. In addition, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper provides the organization’s athletes with numerous job training opportunities; and in 2007 allowed Champion Athletes of the Ozarks to add a fourth reading class for the individuals they serve.
  • Champions Committed to Kids is dedicated to giving Kids, who are fighting a serious illness, a chance to be part of a local sports team. The kids draw hope and inspiration from the athletes and give the athletes a true inspiration.
  • Chances of Stone County, Missouri provides programs intended to give area individuals living with developmental disabilities more rewarding lives and promote community acceptance and inclusion. To meet these goals, Chances hosts events at convenient community locations and facilitates a mentoring program.
  • The Children’s Smile Center is a nonprofit dental facility serving MOHealthNet recipients between the ages of 1 and 19 (as well as pregnant mothers) in Christian and Stone Counties. This community-led effort began in 2006, and now sets more than 80 new patients every month on the road to better dental health.
  • Convoy of Hope provides disaster relief by building supply lines and sponsoring outreaches to the poor and hurting. During an outreach, Convoy of Hope distributes free groceries, organizes health fairs and job fairs and provides activities for children. Convoy of Hope is currently feeding 125,000 children in nine different countries. In the United States, COH provides food for families devastated by weather related disasters. In the Ozarks, they pair with other local charities to keep food pantries well stocked.
  • Developmental Center of the Ozarks provides programs and services to help individuals with special needs and their families. DCO serves infants, children and adults who are developmentally disabled, developmentally delayed or physically disabled, as well as those who are not, through therapeutic, educational and rehabilitative programs. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper benefit DCO’s therapy program serving children in a 12 county area. Over the past seven years, DCO has received $97,782 from the tournament, and used it to provide more than 1,950 units of therapy for children with developmental disabilities or delays.
  • The Fellowship of Christian Athletes challenges coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. In Springfield the FCA hosts events for students grades 5-12 to enjoy. Funds from the tournament allow FCA the opportunity to expand their event offerings in order to reach a greater number of students in the area. Funds are used directly to provide bands, food, speakers and other resources.
  • Fordland Clinic is an independent, non-profit community health center whose mission is to provide comprehensive medical, dental, mental health, as well as nutrition and healthy lifestyle programs. We accept insurance as well as offering an income-based discounted fee schedule. Increasing access to care is our aim.
  • Habitat for Humanity of Springfield is a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. The mission of Habitat for Humanity of Springfield, Missouri is to eliminate substandard housing in Greene County. Habitat for Humanity serves the low-income population who are ineligible for a traditional home mortgage. The program helps families overcome a large financial obstacle and in many cases ends a generational cycle of poverty housing. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper have in the past helped put 10 children into safe, decent, affordable homes.
  • The Hamels Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded by Philadelphia Phillies 2008 World Series MVP and 3-time MLB All-Star pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi, who grew up in Buffalo, MO and is a Drury University alum. The Hamels Foundation has a dual mission toprovide support for quality education in Springfield, MO and Philadelphia, PA and their surrounding communities, as well as establish a primary school in Malawi, Africa. 100% of all funds raised through our Springfield, MO office stays local to benefit education in the Ozarks! In addition, because of the support of our founders, no administrative costs are ever held out of donations, meaning that 100% of all money raised goes directly to support programs and projects supported by the foundation. The Hamels Foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of children and giving them the tools to achieve their goals.
  • The Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation works to raise funds to get SNAG (Starting New at Golf) into the hands of kids in the 36 Springfield elementary schools. There are more than 7,000 children in these schools that now have access to a proven method to learn golf using modified equipment while being active and having fun.
  • The H.O.P.E. Foundation: It is our goal to help families suffering from pediatric emergencies by assisting financially in ways local and national foundations, charities and insurance agencies won’t cover. We also will work with the family to ensure they are utilizing all resources available to them in their time of tragedy and trauma. Since the inception of the H.O.P.E. Foundation, we’ve received requests to offset costs...for rent/mtg payments, medical travel, to help towards costs to repair vehicles for travel to and from doctor appointments, to help pay partial funeral expenses and many others. There are so many unforeseen expenses that come with pediatric emergencies. We want to bridge the gap and make a difference in the lives of families facing a pediatric emergency.

    The H.O.P.E. Foundation serves 22 counties in southwest Missouri, including Barry, Christian, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglas, Greene, Hickory, Howell, Laclede, Lawrence, Oregon, Ozark, Phelps, Polk, Pulaski, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Webster and Wright. The Chamber of Commerce defines these counties as being in the Springfield Economic Area and they are the counties serviced by Springfield hospitals.
  • Jordan Valley Community Health Center was formed in 2002 after nearly a decade of community advocacy. They offer primary medical, dental, and behavioral health services. Steady growth since the beginning has given them the opportunity to provide more services to more people. Their dental program has been the flagship for Jordan Valley, offering a variety of specialty services. And their medical program has also proven successful.
  • K-Life Taney County provides “Unconditional Friendship for Teenagers” by spending time at school events and constantly being available. All events and activities focus on encouraging and training teens to make good choices, study, and work and play hard to achieve a physical, mental and spiritually balanced body. K-Life Taney County staff members teach curriculums that explain the changes that teenage bodies encounter and the importance of truth, honesty, integrity and hard work. The total attendance of all programs last school year was 10,201 enrolled teenagers in Taney County school districts of Bradleyville, Branson, Forsyth, Hollister, Kirbyville and Taneyville.
  • Least of These, Christian County Food Pantry provides food, clothing, and other resources to meet the needs of the less fortunate. Least Of These helps an average of 700 families each month distributing 20 tons of food to help feed an average of 2000 individuals, which includes 750 children. Least Of These also has an annual Share Your Christmas program which helps over 1200 children every year receive toys and gifts for a joyful Christmas.
  • Life’s Journey is committed to assisting military families, with an emphasis on the children of the family.In addition, we assist children of police and firefighters.To do this we offer scholarships based on different sporting interests, including fishing and baseball, which help these children attend camps throughout Missouri that would not otherwise have the opportunity. Although our main basis is military, we also aid in helping the homeless and inmates realize new opportunities to becoming a better productive member of society.Our primary purpose is the one on one mentoring program to insure the ones we assist gain the full effect of not just receiving, but the gratitude of giving as well.
  • Mercy Children’s Hospital provides many community programs, services, continued outreach and education. The Foundation impacts the availability and quality of health care services to the communities served by Mercy Health System. All contributions to the Mercy Pro-Am (an event held during the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper) enhance Mercy's efforts to improve the availability and quality of pediatric care provided within our health system. Mercy Children’s Hospital is dedicated to providing essential medical services and resources in effort to enhance the lives of the children we serve.
  • The Missouri Junior Golf Foundation is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to promote the best interest and true spirit of the game of golf throughout the State of Missouri to and for juniors ages 10 -18. Tournaments for all juniors players, regardless of skill sets, are available at a minimal cost to the participants. These events include one day tournaments called the Hieronymus Juniors Series which concludes with a Series Championship, and multiple day events such as the Ken Lanning Championship, the Junior Match Play Championship and the Junior Amateur Championship. These tournaments provide a platform for the junior player to develop their skills, learn to play competitive golf and develop a love of the game and thorough knowledge of the Rules of Golf. Additionally, Rules of Golf Seminars are provided for high school golf coaches and their players coupled with teaching skills from some of the best known golf instructors in the State of Missouri and the MGA works closely with the Missouri State High School Activities Association and their Golf Championships.
  • Missouri State University Foundation develops an environment that promotes giving and therein seeks, receives, manages and distributes resources in a manner appropriate to support programs of instruction, research and public service of the University. Funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper are used for the Bears Assisting Youth (BAY) program. The BAY program provides opportunities for Ozarks area youth and community charities to attend Missouri State Athletics events free of charge. The BAY program allows kids to experience and enjoy the atmosphere of collegiate sports while learning about leadership, teamwork and other positive attributes.
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides education programs to youth organizations and schools about prevention of suicide in children, youth, adults and seniors and reducing the stigma attached to mental illness. In 2007, over 50 suicides were completed in Greene and surrounding counties. Ninety percent of individuals that complete suicide have a mental health diagnosis.
  • Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation (OACAC) is a non-profit agency designed to work toward alleviating the causes and conditions of poverty in Southwest Missouri with the mission “to enrich the lives of families and individuals within our communities by providing opportunities, offering assistance and empowering people to make positive change.” The agency continues to expand services for children through its Head Start, Early Head Start, Foster Grandparents and Neighborhood Center programs. OACAC is committed to making the Ozarks a better place to live and work for all residents by developing programs for families and initiating community projects through its seven programs.
        Funds raised will be used to support OACAC’s ongoing children’s programs. Some of these programs benefit children through improved mental & dental health, literacy projects and school readiness fairs. In addition, OACAC will continue to identify children’s needs in the community and will create and implement programs in order to meet those needs.
  • Project Hope
  • River Street Pantry
  • Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks provides lodging, hope and comfort for families of seriously ill and injured children who must travel far from home for medical treatment. Its mission is to create, find and support programs that directly improve the health and well being of children in the Ozarks. The Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper provides critical program support for the Ronald McDonald House of the Ozarks. It allows families of seriously ill and injured children to have a home away from home during their child’s treatment, home cooked meals each evening and the friendship and emotional support of our volunteers and staff, and other families.
  • Shriners Hospital Dads: The funds raised from participating in this golf tournament will allow the Abou Ben Adhem Hospital Dads continue to provide safe and efficient, no-cost travel for patients of Shriners Hospitals for Children. These funds will be used for maintenance and fuel costs for the van fleet, so that the Shriners may continue to help families who may not be able to afford the travel necessary in order to receive treatment at the region's pre-eminent orthopedic hospital.
  • Silver Dollar City Foundation seeks to serve by partnering with pastors, ministry leaders and other Christian leaders to provide for communities a variety of Christian programs and services. Its mission is building “Christ-Like Communities...So Nobody Stands Alone.” The Silver Dollar City Foundation serves Stone and Taney Counties. Proceeds from the tournament will assist Care For Kids, a program dedicated to meeting the needs of area kids. Care for Kids is a major project with $500,000 committed over a five year period.
  • The Southwest Center for Independent Living's (SCIL) mission is to promote a barrier-free environment for all disabilities through public education and advocacy for social change, and to provide a full range of independent living services which will assist each in meeting his or her goals for independence. SCIL has been serving southwest Missouri since 1985 through advocacy, attendant services, ramps, home modifications, assistive technology, life skills classes and recreational opportunities for individuals with disabilities.
  • Special Olympics Missouri-SW Area provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with mental disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in the community. Special Olympics Missouri-Southwest Area plans to use money donated through the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper to expand their program in areas where individuals with disabilities do not have the opportunity to participate. In 2007, the organization provided training and competition to over 1700 athletes in southwest Missouri.
  • Springfield Advocates for Youth (SAY) is a group of area professionals who volunteer their time to help local at-risk youth get their lives back on track.
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board is committed to providing the highest quality of leisure opportunities, to offer programs for relaxation as well as stimulation and to encourage personal and community enrichment for the citizens of Springfield, Missouri. Tournament proceeds generated on behalf of the Springfield-Greene County Park Board and Springfield Lasers Professional World TeamTennis Franchise benefit the Park Board’s Scholarship Program. This program enables disadvantaged youth and families to enjoy Park Board recreation programs, facilities and services.
  • Springfield Workshop Foundation
  • St. Joseph Catholic Academy is a fully accredited Pre-K through 8th grade school located near downtown Springfield. At St Joseph we believe that all children deserve a setting that respects and honors the child’s needs, recognizes and supports the child’s gifts, and, nurtures the child’s growth academically, spiritually, and physically. From the Montessori pre-school through the 8th grade class, St Joseph offers an outstanding educational setting for children of all Faiths. They make a difference everyday in children’s lives with small class sizes, a highly skilled faculty, great students, and supportive families.
  • The Arc of the Ozarks’ mission is to support individuals with disabilities in directing their own lives as valued members of the community. The Arc believes every person should have the opportunity to achieve the highest level of independence. The funds from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper directly benefit the 700 individuals helped each month at the Arc of the Ozarks. Programs such as the Arc’s Saturday Recreation program help children to improve social and other vital skills, and enjoy local attractions such as the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, Discovery Center, Wonders of Wildlife and Fun Acres.
  • The First Tee of the Ozarks’ mission is to impact the lives of young people by providing learning facilities and educational programs that promote character development and life-enhancing values through the game of golf. The donations First Tee receives from the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper go directly to provide exposure to the game of golf for over 7,000 inner city children who attend the organization’s camps every summer.
  • The Summit Preparatory School's mission is to inspire the joy of learning in students. A stellar faculty facilitates individualized learning through smaller class sizes and integrated curriculum. Parents support learning at home by reinforcing classroom concepts and participating in extracurricular experiences. Students are encouraged to reach their full potential and are celebrated for their achievements and excellence. Through inquiry-based learning and project-driven curriculum, students take responsibility for their own learning and become active participants in their school, local, and global community. The Summit offers programs for three-year-old to 12th grade students, as well as extracurricular and summer programs which are open to the community.
  • Webster Electric Foundation is set up to provide funding for community projects. The Webster Electric Cooperative donates all operating expenses of the Foundation; therefore 100 percent of funds donated are given back to the communities in the form of grants. The funds from the tournament will be used to fund grants to non-profit organizations and support children’s projects such as Rogersville R.I.F, the Marshfield Dolly Parton Imagination Library and the OACAC back to school program.
  • White River Valley Electric Foundation’s mission is the accumulation and disbursement of funds for charitable purposes in Taney, Stone, Christian, Douglas and Ozark counties. This is accomplished by disbursement of funds to individuals and organizations for food, shelter, clothing, health needs and education. Disbursements annually to individuals are limited to $2,500 and $10,000 to organizations. In six years, the Energy & Education Pro-Am has generated more than $180,000 to benefit the White River Valley Electric Trust. Since its inception, the Trust has awarded more than $735,000 in college scholarships to students in Douglas, Ozark, Christian, Stone and Taney Counties.