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Posted on: September 11, 2019

Jackson County Executive tees up for charity during annual golf tournament


September 11, 2019


Contact: Marshanna Smith

(816) 881-1391 


Jackson County Executive tees up for charity during annual golf tournament


KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. is pleased to host his 4th Annual Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament on Friday, September 13 in support of two local organizations.

Approximately 30 teams, which include local celebrities, will hit the links for a day of fun and charity at the Fred Arbanas Golf Course in Jackson County. The proceeds raised from this year’s tournament will benefit the TMC Diabetes Center and Veterans Community Project.

The tournament is not open to the public. However, media are invited to hear opening remarks immediately before the tournament’s shotgun start. Please RSVP your attendance to the contact listed above by Thursday, September 12 at 5 p.m.

 What: 4th Annual Frank White, Jr. Invitational Golf Tournament

 When: Friday, September 13; Shotgun Start at 9 a.m.

Where: Fred Arbanas Golf Course, 11000 View High Drive, Kansas City, MO 64134

Why: TMC Diabetes Center & Veterans Community Project fundraiser

The TMC Diabetes Center sees more than 14,000 patients annually in its state-of-the-art facility designed to help patients manage their diabetes on a planned basis, instead of an episodic basis. The TMC Diabetes Center includes a patient resource center with computer access, diabetes education classroom and expanded exam rooms with advanced technology.

The Veterans Community Project continues to build on its mission to improve the quality of life of veterans by constructing a Veterans Village, a specialized community of tiny homes and on-site services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of veteran homelessness.

“The Veterans Community Project is capturing the attention of our nation and with increased awareness comes increased need. So, our continued support of this cause is critical,” said Jackson County Executive Frank White, Jr. “Health and wellness is very important to me and I am excited to support TMC’s Diabetes Center to ensure patients have access to the quality healthcare and treatment plans they deserve.”

White started the golf tournament 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. To maximize community impact, the goal of the tournament is to support local charities the County is not able to service through the legislative process. Beneficiaries of past tournaments have been the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired, Drumm Farm Center for Children, Sleepy Head Beds and the Veterans Community Project.

 The golf tournament, which includes silent and live auctions, has raised a total of $58,000 over the last three years.


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