The Walmart Distribution Center hosted their 16th Annual Children's Miracle Network Golf Tournament on Monday and Tuesday May 8-9.
The tournament raises money for the Children's Miracle Network, an international non-profit organization that works to bring in money for children's hospitals throughout North America. This tournament donates 100 percent of it's proceeds to CMN at Cox Medical Health in Springfield and they use that money throughout the local area. Overall, the tournament raised $17,315.52 through hole sponsors and the golfers. They also received a considerable donation from their corporate sponsor, Mid-America Bank and Trust. CMN hospitals provide more than four billion dollars in charitable care on a yearly basis.
The golf tournament was a three person scramble that was played in flights. Each day had it's own overall winner. Monday's winning team was Ken Daugherty, who ran the event, Jeff Parker and Chad Saladin with a score of 54 on the par-70 course. Tuesday's winning team shot a 14-under-par 56 and the team included Shay Abel, Aaronee Vandegriff and Arthur Hance.
"We've always been a fan of taking care of kids," said Ken Daugherty of the Walmart Distribution Center. "That was just an organization that we felt strongly about supporting, so we started supporting Children's Miracle Network when we moved to town and we've been running a golf tournament every year since."
Daugherty said this year's tournament went off without a hitch in large part thanks to his sponsors and gorgeous weather.
"It went very smooth both days, we had great weather," said Daughtery. "Special thanks to Mid-America Bank and Trust for their corporate sponsorship and their generous donation and number two thanks to Larry Hobbs and Fairground Auto Plaza for being our Hole n One Car Sponsor."
Fairground Auto Plaza was the Hole n One Car Sponsor for the event. Companies and individuals also had the chance to sponsor holes in the tournament. $100 Hole Sponsors included Fidelity Communications, Alfermann, Gray and Co., Allen Amick Construction LLC, Allied Industrial, Assembly of God - Rolla, Baron Aviation Services Inc., Bill and Pam Cottingham, Clover Contruction LLC, Dave Dearth, DC 6069 Maintenance, Designs By Lisa, Dillon Clay Mining, Ed and Marilyn Schmidt, Fish Scorers.com, Graystar LLC, In Memory of Sally Graber, Jacob Shasserre and The Sullivan CC, Key Sport Shop, Laurie Marler from the Heart, Lee's Famous Recipe, McGinnis Wood Products, Moreland Chiropractic, Moto Mart, Murdon Concrete Products, Mobil On The Run, Par One Golf, PCRMC, Pepsi Cola New Haven/Rolla, Phelps County Bank, REMAX Heart of America Shelly Klossner and Joyce Thomas, REMAX Margaret Warren, Results Radio, Riverways Federal Credit Union, Rolla Family Dentistry, Rolla Lions Club, Rustic Model, Sinclair, the Smith family, Sports Club of St. James, Sybill's, the Greer family, The Old Pro Construction, the Rodgers family and the VanDonk family.