The annual O’Reilly Charity Golf Classic this year raised $663,656 for local nonprofits.
On Nov. 18, 33 organizations received 42 grants during the funding presentation, said Julie Gray, vice president of corporate services and assistant corporate secretary for O'Reilly Automotive Inc. (Nasdaq: ORLY). The tournament was held in September. Since the tournament’s fund was established with Community Foundation of the Ozarks Inc. in 2017, more than $2.2 million has been awarded to local organizations, she said.
Gray said grants ranged from $10,000 up to nearly $30,000. Thirty-three organizations received operational funding grants, and nine were issued capital funding grants for specific items.
The recipients were:
• Ambassadors for Children/Council of Churches;
• Arc of the Ozarks;
• Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks;
• Boys & Girls Clubs of Springfield;
• Breast Cancer Foundation of the Ozarks;
• Care to Learn;
• Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri;
• Child Advocacy Center;
• Community Foundation of the Ozarks Initiative;
• Community Partnership of the Ozarks;
• Court Appointed Special Advocates;
• Developmental Center of the Ozarks;
• Discovery Center of Springfield Inc.;
• Doula Foundation;
• Downtown YMCA/Ozarks Regional YMCA;
• Springfield Dream Center;
• The Drew Lewis Foundation Inc.;
• Dynamic Strides Therapy;
• FosterAdopt Connect;
• Harmony House;
• In Time of Need Foundation;
• Isabel's House;
• Least of These Inc.;
• Lost and Found Grief Center;
• Lutheran Family and Children Services;
• Ozarks Counseling Center;
• Ozarks Food Harvest Inc.;
• Ozarks Literacy Council;
• The Rebound Foundation;
• Ronald McDonald House Tooth Truck;
• The Kitchen Inc.;
• The Victim Center; and
• Victory Mission.
The 2020 O’Reilly Auto Parts Charity Golf Classic was canceled due to coronavirus pandemic protocols. However, the company still donated $360,000 to 32 charities, according to past reporting.
A pair of military veterans with an interest in cigars opened Tabak Co. LLC; CoxHealth’s first “super clinic” in Springfield opened; and Quarters Arcade & Boba Bar got its start in Ozark.