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Posted on: October 26, 2017

Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament raises thousands for two local organizations

Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to support two community organizations doing extraordinary work to improve the quality of life of children and veterans.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 25, 2017

 

Contact: Marshanna Hester

(816) 878-1930

mhester@jacksongov.org 

 

Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament raises thousands for two local organizations

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to support two community organizations doing extraordinary work to improve the quality of life of children and veterans.

Sleepyhead Beds and the Veterans Community Project are this year’s beneficiaries of the 2nd Annual Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament.

A total of 31 teams joined for a day of fun and charity on September 15 at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course in Jackson County. The tournament, which included silent and live auctions, raised $18,000 for the organizations. Sleepyhead Beds and the Veterans Community Project will each receive $9,000.

"Veterans Community Project's is dependent on the support of the community and community leaders such as Frank White,” said CEO and Co-Founder Chris Stout. “We are extremely grateful to everyone who supported the tournament."

"The Board and staff of Sleepyhead Beds are thrilled to be a recipient of proceeds from the 2017 Frank White Jr. Golf Invitational. The funds are a much appreciated 'vote of confidence' from the community,” said Interim Executive Director Jamie Berry. “They will support the organization's 2017 operations, which plan to deliver over 2,000 beds to KC kids and their immediate families. Of the beds distributed in 2016, 69% of the beds went to children who live in Jackson County. We are so grateful for this very meaningful local government and community support."

Media are invited to the check presentations for each organization to hear and see first-hand how the donation will help further their missions in the community.

What: Veterans Community Project Check Presentation

When: Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m.

Where: 8900 Troost Ave.

Why: The organization’s mission is to rebuild the lives of homeless veterans by constructing a village of tiny homes.

What: Sleepyhead Beds Check Presentation

When: Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m.

Where: Boulevard Brewing Company, 2501 SW Boulevard

Why: The organization’s mission is to provide clean, recycled beds and bedding to children who need a comfortable place to get a good night’s rest.

White started the golf tournament last year as a way to combine one of his favorite hobbies with his passion for giving back to the community.

Jackson County is honored to provide funding for numerous agencies throughout the year. In an effort to maximize community impact, the goal of the tournament is to support local charities the County isn’t able to service through the legislative process. Two new recipients are chosen each year.

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