Tee Off for a Good Cause

Start practicing your swing for the 30th annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic set for May 1.

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Members of the 2015 Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic committee include (L to R): (front row) Lt Clay Whitmire; Julie Adams; Dr. Ralph Richardson, chief executive officer for Home of Hope; (back row) Greg Crawford; Amy Littleton; Jo Bostick; Missy White; 
Jodi Manning and Beth Ann Jensen.

Members of the 2015 Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic committee include (L to R): (front row) Lt Clay Whitmire; Julie Adams; Dr. Ralph Richardson, chief executive officer for Home of Hope; (back row) Greg Crawford; Amy Littleton; Jo Bostick; Missy White; Jodi Manning and Beth Ann Jensen.

For the 30th year, the Rogers County Training Center will kick off its annual fundraiser with a golf tournament, set for Friday, May 1 at the Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. The event, a four-man scramble format with designated tee times and flights, begins at 8 a.m.
A $25,000 goal has been set by the committee members for this year’s event. “We usually have around 35 teams participating, but would love to see us take in 45 teams this year,” says Amy Littleton, committee chairperson. “Last year we raised $23,000.” The cost per team is $300, and signing up early guarantees your choice of tee time.

Event sponsors at different levels are also needed: Major Sponsorship – $1,000; Ace Sponsorship – $500; Beverage Cart Sponsorship – $400; Practice Green Sponsorship – $250; and Hole Sponsorship – $100. The following have already committed as Major Sponsors: BancFirst, who has hosted the tournament since it began, Pelco Structural, HydroHoist, Citizen’s Bank of Oklahoma and McFarlin Ingersoll Ranch. Pixley’s Lumber is an Ace Sponsor. Lifetime event sponsors include Jack Kissee Ford, Goldie’s and Walke Brothers, who donate food or sponsor a hole-in-one every year.

Hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixin’s and a chance to win the top prize for making a hole in one are great reasons to enjoy a beautiful day and a wonderful golf course while helping to make a difference in the lives of others.

To register your team or purchase a sponsorship, contact Amy Littleton at (918) 283-8953 or email her at eat0@eau0eav0eaw0.

To celebrate its 30th year, there will also be an evening event on Thursday, May 14 with a special dinner under the stars on the beautiful grounds of the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, which will include an inspiring message from guest speaker Steve Largent, 1995 NFL Hall of Fame inductee. To make a reservation, email eat1@eau1eav1eaw1 proceeds from this evening of dining, entertainment and auction will directly support the RCTC.

The RCTC was founded in 1963 for people with special needs to work as independently as possible by providing vocational opportunities for them, while offering area businesses with a valuable labor force, either on a permanent or intermittent basis. RCTC staff and clients operate a recycling program and work with the City of Claremore at their recycling depot, which is a joint venture between the two and the Metropolitan Environmental Trust of Tulsa.

RCTC also provides janitorial services at four Claremore businesses and runs a recycle pick-up route for cardboard and paper for 26 businesses in the Claremore area. Their main building houses a workshop where they perform light industrial processing, document shredding and a recycle shipping business.   

“The Rogers County Training Center is a vital part of Home of Hope’s efforts for men and women with developmental disabilities,” says Dr. Ralph Richardson, chief executive officer for Home of Hope. “The annual golf tournament has not only become a great community event, but raises funds that make jobs and job training possible for 40 extraordinary men and women from right here in Rogers and Mayes Counties.”

For more information, contact

Rogers Country Training Center Golf Classic  

 

(918) 283-8953

eat0@eau0eav0eaw0


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About Author Carol Beck-Round

After 30 years in public school education, Carol Round retired and moved from Grand Lake to Claremore, Oklahoma in 2005, where she writes a weekly faith-based column which runs in 14 Oklahoma newspapers as well as several national and international publications. Three volumes of her columns have been compiled into collections: A Matter of Faith, Faith Matters and by FAITH alone. She has also written Journaling with Jesus: How to Draw Closer to God and a companion workbook, The 40-Day Challenge. This past year she has written three children’s books, a series called Nana’s 3 Jars, to teach children about the value of giving, saving and spending money. All of Carol’s books are available through Amazon. In addition to writing her weekly column, authoring books and speaking to women’s groups, she writes for Value News. She also blogs regularly at www.carolaround.com. When she is not writing or speaking, she loves spending time with her three grandchildren, working in her flowerbeds, shooting photos, volunteering at her church or going on mission trips overseas, and hiking. She is also an avid reader and loves working crosswords and trying to solve Sudoku puzzles.

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