Arvest Charity Golf Tournament Raises Record Amount in 17th Year

Thursday, September 26 at 11:45 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

The 17th annual Arvest Charity Golf Tournament raised $12,000, a new record. The proceeds will benefit three local non-profit organizations: the Heart of the Ozarks Child Development Center in Harrison, the Yellville-Summit Food for Thought Backpack Program, and the Ozark Center of Hope in Mountain Home.

YELLVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank North Central Arkansas raised $12,000, a new record, from its 17th annual Arvest Charity Golf Tournament. The proceeds will benefit three local non-profit organizations: the Heart of the Ozarks Child Development Center in Harrison, the Yellville-Summit Food for Thought Backpack Program, and the Ozark Center of Hope in Mountain Home. The organizations each received $4,000.

“Arvest Bank North Central Arkansas takes great pride in the Charity of the Year program and in this tournament. For 17 years now, it has provided a way for the bank to give to organizations that give so much to the members of our community,” said Tiffany Watkins, marketing director, Arvest Bank.

Heart of the Ozarks Child Development Center in Harrison is a division of Boone County Special Services. The center provides early childhood education services for children up to age five. The Yellville-Summit Food for Thought Backpack Program works with the Food Bank of North Central Arkansas to provide meals for those in need in the community. The Ozark Center of Hope in Mountain is a coalition of 29 churches and 59 resources in the area whose purpose is to help those in need. The organization works with individuals and families directly, as well as aids them by referring them to other agencies and churches for additional help.

The Arvest charity committee sponsors this golf tournament each year to raise funds to support local charitable organizations in Baxter, Boone and Marion counties. Each charity must apply to become “Charity of the Year.”  Recipients are selected on criteria that includes past, present and future financial needs and must also be a designated IRS 501(c)(3) organization to be considered. The tournament was held August 24, 2013 at Twin Lakes Golf Course in Mountain Home.

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas
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