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Price Cutter golf tourney shares $712K

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Organizers of this summer’s Price Cutter Charity Championship golf tournament doled out $712,220 to 42 children’s charities during a Nov. 30 presentation at Highland Springs Country Club.

The Aug. 9-15 Nationwide Tour at Highland Springs was the 21st edition of the PGA-sanctioned tournament in Springfield. Since 1990, organizers said tournament proceeds of more than $8.4 million have been shared with area children’s charities.

Donations this year by the John Q. Hammons Foundation ranged from $2,100 to Boys & Girls Town of Missouri and Children’s Smile Center to $62,200 to Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

In 2009, the tournament donated $687,253 to 43 charities in the Ozarks and a $64,000 Habitat for Humanity house.

The donations are the result of contributions by sponsors, including Dr Pepper, community volunteers and staff members of the organizations involved.

“This remarkable effort in Springfield embodies what makes the PGA Tour’s structure unique in all of sports,” Nationwide Tour President Bill Calfee said in a news release. “We congratulate the tournament on its many accomplishments.”

Officials at John Q. Hammons Foundation said they are negotiating a contract with the PGA Tour to extend the local tournament through 2015. The Price Cutter tourney is one of four across the country to participate each year since the Nationwide Tour launched 21 years ago.

The 2011 event is scheduled for Aug. 5-15 at Highland Springs Country Club.

The children’s charities that participated in the 2010 Price Cutter Charity Championship and their donation amounts:
  • A Sporting Chance, $27,112.68
  • AIDS Project of the Ozarks, $7,669.96
  • Ambassadors for Children, $10,621.54
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, $18,594.78
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield, $25,290.23
  • Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, $2,098.08
  • Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, $9,974.95
  • Camp Barnabas, $10,960.40
  • Cardinals Care Foundation, $23,200
  • Champion Athletes of the Ozarks, $13,179.61
  • Champions Committed to Kids, $6,825
  • Children's Miracle Network, $25,726.66
  • Children's Smile Center, $2,100
  • Convoy of Hope, $14,033.32
  • Developmental Center of the Ozarks, $11,851.72
  • Family Bridges, $4,487.31
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, $62,199.01
  • Fordland Clinic - A Community Health Center, $8,092.03
  • Good Samaritan Boys Ranch, $15,599.04
  • Habitat for Humanity, $13,886.76
  • Heart of the Ozarks Junior Golf Foundation, $4,400
  • Jordan Valley Community Health Foundation, $4,500
  • K-Life Taney County, $8,402.16
  • Least of These, $16,348.97
  • March of Dimes, $2,910
  • Missouri State University Foundation, $2,500
  • NAMI - National Alliance on Mental Illness, $11,888.43
  • New Covenant Academy, $5,717
  • OACAC, $14,902.86
  • Ozarks Regional YMCA, $13,550
  • Ronald McDonald House, $43,908.36
  • Shriners Hospital Dads, $31,344.45
  • Silver Dollar City Foundation, $48,000
  • Southwest Center for Independent Living, $8,344.41
  • Special Olympics of Missouri - SW Area, $39,438.80
  • Springfield Advocates for Youth, $7,994.95
  • Springfield-Greene County Park Board, $13,846
  • St. John's Foundation for Community Health, $40,351.53
  • The Arc of the Ozarks, $7,723
  • The First Tee of the Ozarks, $5,000
  • Webster Electric Foundation, $37,397.24
  • White River Valley Electric Foundation, $30,249.05
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