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Spring Events Engage the Community While Supporting Services at The Arc

The Arc of the Ozarks is proud of our long history of supporting individuals with disabilities.

To help fulfill our mission, The Arc provides a range of services to make sure the people we serve have the resources they need. Our programs empower clients to direct their own lives and participate fully in their communities. 

We also offer many opportunities for the whole community to get involved by hosting signature fundraising events throughout the year. These events provide fun for participants while raising much-needed funding for programs that support individuals and families served by The Arc.


The Arc hosts our 18th Annual Monett Charity Golf Tournament

On Friday, May 7, The Arc of the Ozarks hosted our annual Monett Charity Golf Tournament at Windmill Ridge Golf course. It is hard to believe that this was our 18th year hosting this community supported event. It was a great day of golfing and fun for everyone involved!

Twenty teams came out to help raise funds for individuals supported by The Arc in Barry and Lawrence counties. Proceeds will be put toward the cost of a kitchen renovation project at our Monett office. The project is designed to provide greater access for cooking and nutrition education for people with disabilities. The kitchen will also provide additional opportunities for the people we support to practice and learn skills that promote independence. Once complete, the kitchen will be open to the community as it will be available for anyone to reserve and utilize.

Golfers started the day by enjoying a boxed lunch provided by Roccos Pizza in Monett. Our President, Mike Powers, welcomed the teams and thanked them for their continued support of this longstanding Monett tradition. Raffles, prizes, games and fun were a bonus to enjoying 18 holes of golf spent with teammates, friends and family.

$6,100 was raised to benefit individuals served by The Arc in Barry and Lawrence counties.

This would not have been possible without the amazing support from our sponsors and community partners that came out to help make this tournament a success: Freedom Bank (Willard and Monett branches), Marshal & McClennan Agency, First State Bank, Liberty Utilities, Shelter Insurance-Andy Brandt Agency, Nestleroad & Robert Optometrists, Xcel Business Service, KPM CPS’s & Advisors, Monett Coast to Coast, Defender Publishing, CPA Group, Sater Pharmacy, Missouri Farm Bureau and Discount Glass.

We could not have done it without you. Thank you!

Rainy fishing tournament nets big results

Anglers from Missouri, Oklahoma, Arkansas and even Illinois took to Table Rock Lake on Saturday, April 24th in hopes of reeling in the biggest bass at our 3rd annual Open Buddy Bass fishing tournament. The proceeds benefit individuals we serve at The Arc of the Ozarks to fund unmet medical, dental, and personal needs. The morning started out rainy but that did not stop our participants. Boaters launched out early and ended with weigh-in and lunch around 3:30 where we identified the biggest bass at a whopping 4.96 lbs We would like to congratulate all the winners and want to offer our sincere thanks to all the participants who came out and supported The Arc.

This event would not have been possible without our generous sponsors at Central Bank of the Ozarks, Marsh & McClennan Agency, Arvest Bank, At Home Real Estate, Hearo, WON Communications, Ash Grove Dump Trucking, and Boat Floater Industries. We cannot say thank you enough for their continued support and dedication to the individuals we serve with disabilities.

Thanks to everyone who participated and volunteered at the tournament. Despite a pandemic, the rain and the wind, the event was a huge success. A special thank you to Glenn Rosser for all his help and guidance in pulling off another wonderful tournament! “We hope to see everyone back along with some new faces as we raise money for all those unmet needs of those we serve,” stated Ross Tracy, Director of Residential Services.

“It is very important to take care of those that have a need, and this tournament does that. Thanks to all those that came out to support and help us meet an important need for people with disabilities that are served by The Arc,” Glenn Rosser, owner of Anglers Obsession Guide Service and volunteer coordinator of event logistics. “All the sportsmen and women that came out to show their support are greatly appreciated.”

Results listed below:

1st Place – Jeff Barrickman & Cole Findley Boat #57: Weight 17.07lbs

2nd Place – Jeremy Ealy & Mike Sutherland Boat #42: Weight 16.03

3rd Place – Chris Bartels & Logan Bartels Boat #16: Weight 15.20

4th Place – Brad Bacon & Brandon Dugan Boat #18: Weight 15.20

5th Place – David Rice Boat #34 Weight: 14.57

Big Bass – Mike Heine Boat #4 Weight: 4.96

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Home for Christmas Extravaganza

This past Friday, Christmas lights and carolers lined the parking lot of The Arc Administrative offices. Home for Christmas Extravaganza, a virtual/drive-thru event raised funding for our Rivendale program. Although, we would all have liked to have been gathered, The Arc Administration made the difficult decision to go virtual with the event for the safety of everyone.

Businesses and individuals stepped up in a big way to help us raise over $41,000 to support students with disabilities and learning difficulties to reach their full potential. The event included a delicious meal catered by As You Like It Catering, a holiday bundle with several goodies such as; tech gloves, pint glasses, fire-starters, sweet bread from Neighbors Mill and a choice of beer, wine or cider. Meal pickup took place at The Arc Administrative offices with Christmas lights, carolers from MSU and Santa himself. After everyone got cozy at home, they were able to enjoy exciting entertainment, inspirational stories and an online silent auction from our Home for Christmas program.

“Home for Christmas Extravaganza was a special spin on our signature event and was very successful,” stated President/CEO Mike Powers. “We are thankful to the many sponsors and individuals who made this event possible during a difficult year for fundraising.”

From all of us at The Arc of the Ozarks, thank you for supporting our mission and Happy Holidays!

Beautiful morning for some friendly competition

On Saturday, August 15th, The Arc of the Ozarks 12th Annual Sporting Clays Shoot took over Ozarks Shooters Sports Complex. A total of 93 individuals showed up to support The Arc and enjoy some friendly competition.   

The shoot is held to raise funding for The Arc’s ISL (Individualized Supported Living) Start-up fund. Specifically, this fund aids with items that include deposits on new apartments, furniture and various moving expenses. Over $11,000 was raised for the ISL Start-Up Fund.

“The ISL Start-Up fund is essential for our clients moving into their own homes to get a fresh start,” stated Mike Powers, President/CEO. “We are so glad we were able to hold this event after the last few months of uncertainty.”

This year, a grab and go boxed lunch was provided by HoneyBaked Ham and sponsored by Henry’s Towing. Scores were emailed directly after the shoot ended and prizes were mailed to ensure everyone’s safety.  

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners from each flight won prizes of Bass Pro gift cards and bragging rights.

This event could not be possible without the many sponsors that aided in making it successful including our presenting sponsor, Commerce Trust. Our supporting sponsors included Central Bank of the Ozarks and (CSI) Central States Industrial. CSI brought 35 shooters to the event and have been instrumental in the growth of the event over the years.

Mark your calendars for next years event taking place Saturday, August 22, 2021. Contact The Arc at 417-864-7887 for more information on the ISL Start-Up Fund and other services provided.

See the results of the shoot HERE.

Go Blue FORE Autism Goes Virtual

The Price Cutter Charity Championship took place July 23-26 at Highland Springs Country Club with no spectators in attendance. Things looked and felt much different on the course, but that did not stop The Arc of the Ozarks from Going Blue FORE Autism on Championship Sunday.

The Arc has sponsored Go Blue Fore Autism Championship Sunday for several years covering the course with blue ribbons and hosting spectators with a blue tent located on the 18th green. “This event brings so much awareness to the autism programs The Arc provides to the community,” stated Development Director, Danielle Wise. “We had to come up with a way to grab the attention of our community and educate them on our services.”

The Arc took to social media to spread awareness of Go Blue FORE Autism Championship Sunday. Many businesses throughout the community, local leaders, legislators, staff and clients posed in pictures wearing blue. Hashtags including: #autismawareness, #BlueTogether, #CommunitySupport and #BusinessesGoingBlue were shown on each post.

All funds raised from the Price Cutter Charity Championship benefit our No Limits Summer Camp program for children with disabilities. The community has rallied behind the 50 children’s charities involved in the tournament during this difficult time. Thank you to everyone who showed their support by “going blue” with us on Sunday!

Golf tournament shines despite COVID-19 delay

The 17th annual Monett Golf Tournament took place on Friday, June 19 at the Windmill Ridge Golf Course. The event was originally scheduled for May 1, but was postponed due to COVID-19 concerns.

While still being cautious, this year’s tournament took place with social distancing modifications. Boxed lunches, catered by Jami Lynn’s Dinner to Go, were placed in the spaced-out golf carts, volunteers at the tournament wore masks with sanitizer and masks available to all participants. Even on the course there were adjustments: pool noodles were added to the holes so golfers could fetch their ball without touching the sides of the cup or the flag.

Despite the change of date and some restrictions, the tournament hosted 18 teams. A little rain throughout the tournament didn’t stop anyone from having fun and raising funds for our Monett Division. “The Monett Golf Tournament is a staple to the Monett community. We are so happy to have had such a successful event after having to postpone,” stated Danielle Wise, Director of Development for The Arc of the Ozarks.

The $6,200 raised from the tournament will help support The Arc’s clients that reside in Barry and Lawrence counties.

A special thank you to all of the sponsors of this tournament: Freedom Bank, ASI, Liberty Utilities, KPM CPAs and Advisors, John A Lewright Attorney, MEA Financial, Lily Chemical, Xcel Biz Services, Nestleroad & Roberts Optometrist, Dennis Scholl, Genesis Bolt, Shelter Insurance – Andy Brandt, First Independent Bank, First State Bank of Purdy, Randall, Masri & Randall, Crown Power & Equipment and Sater Pharmacy.

Winners of the tournament are listed below:

1st A Flight: Shelter Insurance – Score 50

2nd A Flight: MEA Financial – Score 53

1st B Flight: David Tatum – Score 58

2nd B Flight: Doug Carr team – Score 58

Longest Drive #15 – Mike Emhoff

Closest to the Pin #18 – Doug Pascoe

Closest to the Pin #5 – Bryan Boggs

Closest to the Pin # 16 – Jack Bailey

Closest to the Pin #9 – Wayne Clifton

Don’t Miss Out on your Chance to Win a 2020 Toyota Tundra!

With the Price Cutter Charity Championship Golf Tournament presented by Dr Pepper, a little luck can go a long way. That’s because for $25 you’ll get an admission pass for all four tournament days (a $40 value), plus a 1-in-8,000 chance to win a 2020 Toyota Tundra, or $10,000 in cash and you’ll have a one-in-16 chance to win one of 125 daily prizes worth at least $25 each. But best of all, 100 percent of your ticket proceeds will go toward the The Arc of the Ozarks No Limits Summer Camp Program.

Winner will be drawn at the Price Cutter Charity Championship on Sunday, July 26th. Need not be present to win. You will receive a tax receipt and confirmation of your ticket purchase immediately through the email address you provide. You will be mailed a physical ticket for your entry into the tournament within 3-5 business days.

If you have any questions, please contact Stevie Stryker at [email protected].

Thank you for your support of The Arc of the Ozarks!