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24th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship

24th Annual Price Cutter Charity Championship

By Nancy Simpson. CREATED Jun 11, 2013

SPRINGFIELD (MO) - For the 24 (PCCC) presented by Dr Pepper at Highland Springs Country Club from August 2 Tour tournaments with this 24 year distinction. Price Cutter Supermarkets returns as the tournament’s title sponsor for the eleventh straight year and Dr Pepper will serve as the presenting sponsor.

The event is the 19 features 72 holes of tournament play with a $675,000 purse. This year’s champion will take home $121,500., one of the most successful website development companies in the world, is in its first full year of sponsorship of this tour.

The 25-stop Tour will culminate with a four tournament play off ending with the Tour Championship at TPC Sawgrass – Dye’s Valley Course in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. Returning Lead Sponsors Returning lead sponsors include Price Cutter, Silver Dollar City, Ozarks Coca-Cola/Dr Pepper Bottling Company, Touchstone Energy/ Webster Electric Cooperative, SRC, Mercy, Energy & Education/White River Electric, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Schilling Sellmeyer & Associates, Empire Bank/ Central Trust & Investment Company, KY3, Marlin Network Charitable Fund, Cardinals Care, Hiland Dairy, McKesson, Integrity Home Care, Copy Products, LaFerriere & Kienstra Facial Plastic Surgery, Heart of America Beverage Co., Republic Ford, Springfield News Leader, Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks, The Hamels Foundation, Convoy of Hope, and Habitat for Humanity. New Lead Sponsors This year we welcome Oxford Health Care as our newest lead sponsor.

Other new and exciting things include: • Once again, the tournament will offer Free Admission on Thursday, August 8 Living and Free Admission on Friday, August 9 Thursday and Friday’s Free Admission. Free Daily Admission Tickets are available at Humana MarketPOINT, located at 909 E. Montclair, Ste. 108 in Springfield and Southwest Center for Independent Living 2864 S. Nettleton Ave, also in Springfield.

Tickets to the tournament are also available for sale at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame and Price Cutter Supermarkets. • 2013 marks the first year in which the purse will be $675,000. A $50,000 increase over the past three years, this purse is an alltime high for the tournament. The 2013 Champion will receive a check on the 18 • A unique program that was added to the tournament four years ago is back…”THE ULTIMATE” presented Dr. Keith LaFerriere and Dr. Matthew Kienstra. Here’s how it works…one hundred "The Ultimate" sponsorships will be sold each for $1,000 each, with each sponsor receiving two tickets to the "The Ultimate" pre-tournament banquet, which will be held at the Tower Club on Friday, August 2nd.

Just for participating, each sponsor will also receive a gift certificate to a local restaurant or shopping venue. All sponsors have the chance to participate in "The Ultimate" Raffle. The Raffle includes a 1 in 10 chance to win prizes valued at $1,000 each. (The biggest raffle item of all…a 1 in 100 chance to win a 2013 60 Corvette.)

In addition, each participant will receive two uniquely designed Tournament Passes good for all four days to the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper (Thursday, August 8 provide seating in a private AIR CONDITIONED Skybox on the 18th green with snack food and drinks included. All program sponsors will receive breakfast and lunch in a private area in the clubhouse at Highland Springs Country Club. Special parking is also included.

With the inclusion of two special golf shirts and an autograph item from the 2013 tournament Champion, this is “THE ULTIMATE” experience. ”The Ultimate” is limited to the first 100 individuals or businesses that purchase the $1,000 sponsorship. Contact Jerald Andrews at 417-887-3400 for more information. • The Golf Ball & Charity Auction presented by University Plaza Convention Center and Copy Products, Inc. on Tuesday, August th 6 .

This event will be held at the University Plaza and Convention Center. • The Women’s Pro Am will take on a new feel this year as Oxford HealthCare has agreed to be the title sponsor. The pro-am was previously sponsored and presented by BCFO and O & S Trucking. They event will be called the Oxford HealthCare Women’s Pro Am. Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks will be a benefactor of the tournament. Additionally, the event will see a change of venue as it is moving to Millwood Golf and Racquet Club in Ozark. • The Tour's umbrella sponsor,, is a leading provider of internet services and online marketing solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. It is conducting a FREE "Small Business Forum" in conjunction with the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper.

The goal of each forum is to help small businesses learn how to be successful on the internet. The discussion will focus on elements of a great website, how to determine if your website is working, how to increase site traffic, and how to market effectively on Google, Facebook and Twitter, among other things. It will be led by a senior member of the staff, who will leave plenty of time for questions and answers. Previous forums have had up to 250 attendees and been very well received. The forum in Springfield will take place at 7:30 am, Thursday, August 8 breakfast will be served. A media kit that provides forum details, a video clip and contact information is available to you today. In addition to helping spread the word today, we encourage media to attend the event and to cover it as a business or community interest story. • We are pleased to announce that David Coutchie has been awarded the first of our two unrestricted sponsor exemptions. At Seymour High School, David was as All-State Golfer 3 years and was State Champion in 2000. In basketball he was named All-Ozark, All-State, ALL-District, ALL-Conference, 3 years, and is still in the record books for field goals, free throws, 3 pointers, and just under 2200 points for his career. He was one of the top recruits from Missouri in 2000 for both basketball and golf. David played golf and basketball at Southwest Baptist University, where he was a four year starter for both sports, and had several MIAA player of the week awards, freshman of the year award, and most points scored in one half.

On the links David has medaled in over 40 events and finished 2 business where he has found great success. Coutchie travels the state auctioning real estate, specialty items, and has a passion for conducting charity auctions. With his love and talent for auctioneering, David was recently cast for the new hit auction show SOLD! that airs on the History Channel. • Through the Marlin Network Charitable Fund Charity Sweepstakes Program there will be a 1 in 6,000 odds of winning a white and silver trimmed 2013 Mustang or $10,000 cash. Purchasing a $25 ticket which admits you to the tournament all four days might just make you the lucky winner. All proceeds from the sweepstakes program benefit the participating children’s charities. • In cooperation with the Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks and JMARK Business Solutions, Sunday August 11 designated as “Pink on the Greens” Day. This will be a day dedicated to breast cancer awareness. All breast cancer survivors and those currently undergoing treatment will be admitted free. Watch for an array of pink as tournament volunteers, caddies, officials and even golfers will be adorned in articles of pink clothing.

Other exciting activities are being planned for this day of awareness. News & Notes Marlin Network Charitable Fund Charity Sweepstakes Program The purpose of the Marlin Network Charitable Fund Charity Sweepstakes Program is to allow participating charities the opportunity to raise additional funds for their organization. The program is also designed to help increase the tournament’s overall attendance, while also generating an added excitement to the tournament. As in years past, each charity has the opportunity to receive 100 % of every ticket that they sell.

For example, if a charity sells 100 Tickets, at $25 each, then that charity will receive an additional check for $2,500 from the tournament at the Celebration of Sharing on December 3, 2013. The Charity Sweepstakes will work as follows: Six thousand (6,000) tickets will be sold for $25 each between now and tournament week. The purchaser will receive a special four-day tournament badge to the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper ($40.00 value) and a chance to win one of over 600 prizes.

Each day (Thursday, August 8 culminate with the Championship Grand Prize drawings on Sunday, August 11 will be given away on the 18 representative must be present to win the cash and car. Winners, a spouse, or an authorized representative need not be present to claim other prizes. Winners of daily gift certificates will be reentered into the Championship Grand Prize drawings.

Saturday Night Filled With Fun, Food and Games The popular Family Fun Night event returns and will be held at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday, August 10 The event will feature entertainment for the entire family, including free rides and games in a carnival atmosphere. Also on Saturday, The Missouri Golf Association Long Drive Contest will take place at 6:00 p.m. at the Highland Springs Country Club driving range and is open to golfers of all ages. Ladies…Don’t Miss Your Opportunity To Talk With A Pro Through the Advertising Plus Women’s Golf Clinic, ladies will have the opportunity to get great lessons from the best. The clinic will take place at Highland Springs Country Club on Monday, August 5 in the Highland Springs Club House. The golf clinic will run from 10:30 a.m. to noon, with a luncheon and fashion show to follow from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Highland Springs Club House.

The clinic is geared toward ladies of all ages who are interested in learning more about the game of golf from several area professionals. The ticket price is $30.00, or tables of 10 are available for $250. Admission includes the golf instruction, the luncheon and fashion show. At this event, ladies can register for a chance to win one of four playing spots in the Oxford HealthCare.

Tickets are available by contacting Kari Crawford at the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper office or by calling Mindy Frech at 350-6869. The event is limited to the first 110 people. Celebrity Skins Game This popular nine-hole event will once again take place at on Tuesday, August 6 afternoon. Parties Highlight Tournament A complete list of parties related to the tournament is as follows: Wednesday, July 10 – 6:00 p.m. Sponsors Reception presented by Empire Bank, at Highland Springs Country Club Friday, August 2 - 6:00 p.m. ~ “The Ultimate” banquet presented by Dr. Keith LaFerriere & Dr. Matthew Kienstra at the Tower Club Sunday, August 4 - 7:00 p.m. ~ SRC & Mercy Pro-Am Pairings Party at The Tower Club Tuesday, August 6 – 5:30 p.m. ~ Golf Ball & Charity Auction presented by University Plaza Convention Center and Copy Products, Inc. and Price Cutter Pro-Am & Touchstone Energy Pro-Am Pairings Party. All will take place at the University Plaza Convention Center. Wednesday, August 7 - 7:00 p.m. ~ Pro-Ams Awards Banquet Jackson Brothers of the South Ozarks Club Tent Charities The proceeds from the 2013 Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper will benefit over 40 children’s charities in the Ozarks region.

In 2012, the Foundation distributed over $800,000 to 46 children’s charities in the Ozarks, bringing the 23-year total to over $10 million. Tickets Tickets for the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper may be purchased at area Price Cutter Supermarkets and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Thursday and Friday Daily Admission Tickets are available at Humana MarketPOINT and Southwest Center for Independent Living respectively. Tickets will be available for distribution Friday, July 12 Schedule Please see a copy of the tentative tournament schedule included in this packet. Please contact either Jerald Andrews or Marty Willadsen at (417) 887-3400 for additional information or visit the tournament website at

Nancy Simpson

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With a passion for news, Nancy has worked at KTTS for 15 years. Awarded Best Newscast from Missouri Broadcasters Association and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Investigative Reporting