SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- "Future Greats, Great Futures" is the theme of the 2012 Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr. Pepper.
The PGA's Nationwide Tournament is Aug. 9-12 at Highland Springs Country Club, but a full summer of events will lead up to tournament week. Those events, as well as this year's theme were unveiled at a press conference Monday morning.
"Since the tournament's inception in 1990, the tournament has given away more than 9 million dollars to area children's charities," said Jerald Andrews, President and Executive Director of the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame, which runs the event. "This theme truly captures the two central aspects of the event: golf's next generation of greats, and improving the lives of area children."
2012 will be the 23rd year of the event in Springfield. 2011 marked a record-breaking year in way of money raised for local children’s charities. Following the tournament last year, the John Q. Hammons Foundation distributed monetary gifts to 43 children’s charities in the Ozarks, totaling a cash amount of $782,067.00.