Mini-Golf for Kids

When G.R.A.C.E. or the St. James Caring Center needs extra help to provide necessities for a family with children, they can call on the PCCAN (Phelps County Child Advocacy Network) Payer of Last Resort  Fund.  (PCCAN accepts referrals only from agencies, not individual clients.)  PCCAN also assists pregnant and new moms through the Healthy Families program.

To continue these programs, PCCAN is partnering again with the Rolla Kiwanis Breakfast Club to raise money via their 10th annual Mini-Golf Tournament.  On Saturday, April 21st, at 10 a.m., up to 72 players of all ages can tee off for $10 each.  This includes a free soft drink and a raffle ticket.  Teams can include up to 4 players of any age.  Registration begins at Kokomo Joe’s at 9:30 a.m.  If it is raining at 9:00 a.m. Saturday morning, April 21st, the tournament will be rescheduled for the same time April 28th. To save time and hassle, individuals and teams can pre-register at marg1dick2@gmail.com and then spend pre-game time deciding which prize they hope to win.  (Raffle prizes include the following passes: 4 to the Magic House, 4 to the Missouri Botanical Garden, 2 to Silver Dollar City, and 2 to the Kansas City Royals.  There are also 10 passes to the Splash Zone donated by Rolla’s Centre.  The Zone (skating rink) has donated a Family Fun Pass for 4.  And Fine Linen Theatre has donated 2 $25 gift certificates that can be used for their future productions. Phelps County Bank and the Rolla Fire Department have each donated a prize for every child, in addition to the raffle.

Kokomo Joe’s is located at 10450 State Route V (take I-44 exit 189 north).  They will also have Go-Karts available for $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for young drivers, and free for passengers, with 75¢ per ride going to PCCAN.  In addition to soft drinks for all players, they have donated the prize for the winning team: a Family Fun Pass which includes 4 games of mini-golf, 8 uses of the batting cages, $10 in arcade tokens, and 4 medium sodas.

A business, organization, or individual may sponsor a hole for $40.  Colorful signs will be posted for the entire weekend.  The early sponsors are Phelps County Bank, CASA, the St. James Kiwanis Club, Kathy McKay at State Farm, Michael Manley at Century 21, Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Moreland Chiropractic, Kids Harbor, King Auto Glass, Kyoto Japanese Restaurant, MI Serenity, the Rolla Noon Kiwanis Club, Pathways, Your Community Health, Mike Newkirk Plumbing, Ryan Dillon — Candidate for State Senate, Maid Rite, and Sakelaris Ford (which is sponsoring both the 1st and the 18th hole).

Many children who cannot afford to play would also be delighted to be sponsored for a $10 donation each, including volunteer hole monitors, who play after the tournament.

For more information, email marg1dick2@gmail.com or call Margaret at (573) 364-7608 or (573) 465-0126.

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