Branson Skaggs Classic Golf Tournament
The Skaggs Foundation have announced the opening for its annual Skaggs Classic Charity Golf Tournament in Branson this summer. This year, the tournament will kick-off with a 1 p.m. shotgun start at Thousand Hills Golf Resort on Friday, June 9, 2017. Then on Saturday, June 10, all sponsors of five-thousand dollars or more will be treated to a second day of playing golf in Branson at the Branson Hills Golf Club. Sponsorship opportunities for the tournament begin at 500 dollars while team sponsorship starts at 1,000 dollars. The proceeds will go to benefit the Skaggs Foundation, according to Director of Community Relations Mindy Honey.
The start of the charity golf tournament will be on June 9, and will include a lunch, snacks, beverages, appetizers, a silent auction and an awards ceremony. During the golf tournament, golfers may enjoy not just one beautiful golf course, but two. Branson has so many beautiful golf courses and the Skaggs Foundation decided this year to give their sponsors the opportunity to try a couple of the courses during one fun-filled weekend.
Every year, millions of visitors come to Branson to enjoy the lakes, shows and attractions, but at Skaggs Foundation, they know that their greatest resources are the people of the community. The mission of the foundation is to protect that resource by supporting community initiatives dedicated to improving health and wellness throughout Taney and Stone counties.
Here are some of the few ways that Skaggs Foundation can improve health and wellness. Jan Harper Cardiac Rehab Fund provides financial assistance to patients who have heart ailment such as a heart attack, who are unable to afford recommended rehabilitation services as part of their recovery process.
Feel Better Baby is another program designed to equip, educate and empower parents and caregivers of children 0-3 years old to treat common illnesses at home and to let them know when and where to seek medical treatment when needed. This program provides 1,000 kits that include a digital thermometer, pain reliever, saline drops, bulb syringe and easy-to-read information – for families in a local community.
Skaggs Legacy Endowment is another program that can help the Skaggs Foundation improve health and wellness. This is a restricted endowment fund made possible by a generous gift from CoxHealth in 2013. This foundation awards grants annually to local agencies dedicated to improving health and wellness in Taney and Stone counties. More than 85,000 lives in these areas are expected to be impacted by current Skaggs Legacy Endowment grants.
Since the inception of Skaggs Foundation in 2002, it has awarded more than $280,000 in scholarships to local students pursuing careers in the medical industry. The foundation knows that there is no better way to ensure the health care industry for a brighter future than by supporting education today.
Participating in Branson Skaggs Classic Charity Golf Tournament this summer is a great opportunity for golfers and sponsors alike to help raise funds for the Skaggs Foundation to support community initiatives in improving health and wellness.