FCC Behavioral Health “Fore Wellness” Golf Tournament set for June 11 at Kennett Country Club

Photo by Jeff Dorris, staff
FCC Behavioral Health’s “Fore Wellness’ Golf Tournament will benefit the D.A.R.E. Program. The annual event will be held at the Kennett Country Club on Thursday. Pictured from left are KPD Police Chief Kenny Wilson, FCCBH CEO Randy Ray, D.A.R.E. Officer Anthony Weaver, and FCCBH Chief Administrative Officer Seth Roso.

The stage is set for the sixth annual FCC Behavioral Health “Fore Wellness” Golf Tournament.

Pictured is the logo used on the official T-shirt of the 2020 FCC Behavioral Health “Fore Wellness” Golf Tournament.

The four-person golf scramble is slated to take place Thursday, July 11, at Kennett Country Club.

“This year we are going to do things a little bit different,” FCC Chief Administrative Officer Seth Roso said. “All proceeds for this year’s tournament will be going to the Kennett Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program. This is the first time we’ve had a community partner for the event. We’ve decided to go with the D.A.R.E. Program because they have the same type of vision as FCC with teaching wellness, life skills, and substance abuse. Plus they are involved with our community’s youth just like we are with entire programs devoted to youth services. They are a great partner closely aligned with what we do.”

Platinum Sponsor for the event is Southern Bank.

Golf Ball Sponsor is SEMO Drug.

Over 40 additional sponsors are supporting the event by making a monetary donation at one of four levels: Hole Sponsor $100 (includes sponsor logo sign on a green and recognition on the social media page), Bronze Sponsor $200 (includes sponsor logo sign at tee, invitation to event, and recognition on the social media page), Silver Sponsor $350 (includes sponsor logo sign at the event, recognition on the social media page, invitation to event, and being listed on the sponsor sheet in the goodie bag), or Gold Sponsor $500 (includes sponsor logo sign at event, recognition on the social media page, being listed on the sponsor sheet in the goodie bag, invitation to event, and admission of a 4-man team).

The number of sponsors supporting the event has reached an all-time high in 2020.

“We started reaching out to people in February and received a great deal of support in the forefront,” Roso said. “Our nearby communities really pulled together to support this event. I’m extremely grateful the support from the community has been so high.”

Other ways to help include donating an item to the silent auction or making a donation of any monetary amount.

All donations are tax deductible.

“We are still accepting donations,” Roso said.

Hole prizes, including a new truck from Glen Sain, are also up for grabs. A golfer may win the truck by making a hole-in-one on Hole 11.

“Hopefully we can bring people together and have some fun to support a really good cause,” Roso said. “I hope it’s a great day next week.”

The tournament is fully booked with over 25 teams slated to compete.

Registration is slated for 11:30 a.m. with tee off at 1 p.m. A lunch will also be available at the event before tee time.

“We will have hamburgers, hotdogs, lunch meat, sliders, and dessert,” Roso said. “We will have a whole spread of food just like we did last year.”

FCC Behavioral Health is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization founded in 1976 to provide mental health and substance use disorder treatment. Currently, FCC Behavioral Health serves over 8,000 clients annually.

The D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program was founded in 1983. It has administered a school-based substance abuse, gang, and violence prevention program in over 75 percent of schools to over 200 million K-12 grade students.

In October of 2019, the Kennett Police Department welcomed Officer Anthony Weaver as the new D.A.R.E. Program Officer.

“It’s a great service,” Roso said. “I’ve met with the new D.A.R.E. leader several times and you can tell he is very passionate about what he does. We are just really excited to partner with them this year.”

For more information contact Roso at (573) 888-5925, extension 1107.

“On behalf of FCC Behavioral Health and the Kennett Police Department’s D.A.R.E. Program, I want to personally thank everyone for helping us make a difference in our shared community,” Roso said.

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