Price Cutter Charity Championship nears $11 million in giving back

December 02, 2013

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The 2013 event marked the 24th anniversary of the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper. As a result of efforts made by generous sponsors, countless volunteers, community supporters and staff, the John Q. Hammons Foundation distributed monetary gifts to 48 children’s charities in the Ozarks, totaling a cash amount of $819,079.32. The charity distribution took place today during the annual Celebration of Sharing presented by The McQueary Family, at Highland Springs Country Club. Since the tournament’s inception in 1990, the tournament has given away nearly $11 million to area children’s charities.

The Price Cutter Charity Championship is one of only four of the original tour stops on the original Hogan Tour. The event is played at Highland Springs Country Club in Springfield, and is the parent to a myriad of related events hosted throughout the Ozarks.

"Congratulations to the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper for an outstanding effort on behalf of so many organizations in the Ozarks and throughout Missouri," PGA TOUR commissioner Tim Finchem said. "The tournament certainly stands out in its mission of giving back."

Added Tour president Bill Calfee: “After exceeding the $10 million mark in collective tournament proceeds last year, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is off and running toward its next $10 million. The efforts of all the people involved with the Championship, led by Jerald Andrews, are truly impressive."

Other tournament news announced during the Celebration of Sharing:

• The dates for the 2014 event were announced. Tournament activities will be held from Aug. 1-Aug. 11 with the actual tournament being contested Aug. 7-10 at Highland Springs Country Club.

• A special emphasis will be placed on the 2014 tournament as it marks its 25th Anniversary.

• A theme for the 2014 event
will be “Make it a Million”. Our goal for charity giving as we close out our 25th year will be to distribute $1 million to area children’s charities. Tournament staff and management are ramping up efforts to make this dream a reality.

• Denny Peterson was awarded the Judy Weekley Volunteer of the Year Award, an award that is presented each year to a volunteer that exceeds all expectations and goes above and beyond what is asked of them. Denny has been affiliated with the tournament for 21 years. He currently serves as a marshal captain and in the past has handled the inside operations for transportation.