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Area businesses hit the links to help raise funds for the Arc

Monday, May 7, 2012

Putting with a purpose. Steve Vaught, of the Trust Company of the Ozark, attempts a short putt during Friday's charity golf tournament at Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course Vaught and scramble teammates Mike Bennett, 158th District State Representative candidate, and Steve Moore, Office Concepts, were among nearly a hundred golfers raising money to benefit the Arc of the Ozarks. [Times Photo by Jared Lankford]
Nearly a hundred golfers, representing several area businesses, converged on Monett's Windmill Ridge Golf Course on Friday to participate in a golf tournament. The event helped raise $6,000 for The Arc of the Ozarks.

"We budgeted for 20 teams and 80 golfers for this tournament," said Julie Guillebeau, the Arc's Chief Advancement Officer. "We had 24 register and compete. The goal was to raise $5,000."

The Arc supports individuals with developmental and mental disabilities, cerebral palsy and autism they live, learn and work in the community. The Monett facility provides services to about 200 individuals in residential, individualized supportive living, employment solutions, day and community programs.

All the proceeds from the tournament went to the Arc fund managed by the Monett Community Foundation. The funds are used for direct services and stay in Monett.

"No administrative costs, no staff costs are taken from the proceeds," said John Foley, president/CEO of The Arc. "All the funds we raise in Monett and at this tournament stay in Monett."

The funds are used to provide dental check-ups, which are not covered by governmental dollars, eye exams and replacement glasses, repairs, maintenance and batteries for wheelchairs and lift chairs and other adaptive equipment. These items help clients be as independent as their disability allows.

"The people we serve are so amazing," said Nancy Gregory, a manager of an Arc home. "The individuals want to work and be productive. The Arc provides a service for these people they could not otherwise afford."

Results from the tournament are as follows.

In the "A" flight, MEA Financial finished first and First Independent Bank took second. In "B" flight, Sprenkle & Associates placed first and Community National Bank placed second. In the "C" flight First State Bank of Purdy captured top honors and Ozark Bank finished second.

Closest to the Pin winners: hole #3, Harold Lampe; hole #10, Regina Bowsher; hole #12 Stephanie Lynch; and hole #17, Jason Whitesell.

Jeff Rogler won the longest drive competition.

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