MFA Oil Charity Golf Scramble and Concert Raises $1.3 Million for Operation Homefront
June 9, 2023
The cooperative adds $147,000 to its donation total through its 9th annual event in support of military families.
MFA Oil announces it raised $145,000 in donations to support America’s military families during its Annual Charity Golf Scramble and Concert benefiting Operation Homefront. The event was held on June 5, 2023, in Columbia, Mo., at The Club at Old Hawthorne, with more than 240 golfers participating. An additional $2,000 was added to that total after golf teams from Huber & Associates and Molson Coors donated back contest winnings from the day’s on-course poker run.
“Operation Homefront is a top-rated, national non-profit agency whose mission is to build strong, stable, and secure military families,” said Jon Ihler, MFA Oil president and CEO. “Their concern for the community aligns with MFA Oil’s, and we’re proud to support them and their efforts.”
The event included a golf tournament, dinner, and a private concert by multi-platinum country music artist Russell Dickerson.
“Thank you to our generous sponsors, vendors, golfers, customers, our great employees, and all of you in attendance tonight,” said Ihler. “With everyone’s donations, we have raised more than $1.3 million in donations since 2015 and have been able to support Operation Homefront’s efforts to provide financial assistance to the families of service members.”
“The impactful work we are privileged to do at Operation Homefront could not be possible without the steadfast commitment and support from great partners like MFA Oil and the other sponsors of this awesome event,” said Colonel Scott Arcuri, USAF, retired, and Operation Homefront vice president of field operations. “Since 2015, the cumulative giving from this annual event has garnered more than $1.3 million, providing the fuel that enables us to accomplish our mission. We are ever grateful for the generous support MFA Oil and their volunteers provide.”
Founded in 2002, Operation Homefront provides military and veteran families with relief through critical financial assistance, transitional housing programs, resiliency through permanent housing and caregiver support services, and recurring family support programs and services throughout the year that help military families overcome the short-term bumps in the road, so they don’t become long-term chronic problems.
The 2023 sponsors of the MFA Oil Charity Golf Scramble and Concert included platinum sponsor CHS; gold sponsors Highline Warren and OMNTEC; silver sponsors Auto Zone, Little Dixie Construction, MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc., McLane Company, and Sinclair Oil; bronze sponsors Brown & Brown, Crockett Engineering, Fiscal, Growmark, MFA Incorporated, NGL Supply, Pepsi, Premier Truck Group of Columbia, Smith Lewis LLP, and TBC Corporation; premium tee gift sponsor Commerce Bank; dinner sponsor CoBank; and lunch sponsor The Bank of Missouri.