MFA Oil Company Raises $165,000 for Operation Homefront Through Second Annual Charity Golf Tournament & Concert
June 9, 2016
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Columbia, Mo., announces it has raised $165,000 to support Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency and other financial assistance to thousands of military troops and their families.
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned cooperative based in Columbia, Mo., announces it has raised $165,000 to support Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency and other financial assistance to thousands of military troops and their families. The money was raised through the company’s second Annual Charity Golf Scramble & Concert, which was held June 6 at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia.
The tournament attracted 200 golfers and included prize money and awards for tournament winners. In addition to golf, participants and guests were treated to dinner and a private concert featuring country music singer-songwriter Sara Evans.
MFA Oil thanks the tournament participants, its sponsors, employees and customers for helping to make the event a success.
“We’re proud to support Operation Homefront in their efforts to assist the military families and wounded warriors who protect our freedom,” says Mark Fenner, MFA Oil president and CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of everyone who played a role in our charity golf tournament and concert, we were able to more than double our donation from last year.”
“Thanks to our terrific partnership with MFA Oil Company, and to the generosity of numerous sponsors, $165,000 has been raised to help Operation Homefront to build strong, stable, and secure military families so that they thrive — not barely get by — in the communities they’ve worked so hard to protect,” says Operation Homefront Chief Operating Officer, Retired Air Force Brigadier Gen. Robert Thomas. “Operation Homefront couldn’t ask for a more caring and more generous partner than MFA Oil Company. We are thankful for MFA Oil’s thoughtful outreach to military families who tirelessly serve our nation.”
Sponsors for the 2016 MFA Oil Charity Golf Scramble and Concert included: concert sponsor, Warren Distribution; platinum sponsor CHS; silver sponsors DSI, Innospec, Lockton Companies, Word Marketing and Clear Vision Development Group; bronze sponsors Commerce Bank, Crockett Engineering, Double Check Company, Enloe Aluminum, Growmark, Little Dixie Construction, McLane Company, Pepsi and Smith Lewis LLP; dinner sponsor CoBank; and tee gift sponsor Williams Keepers LLC. In addition to donations from golfers and sponsors, MFA Oil raised more than $100,000 from customers who purchased paper pin-ups from Break Time convenience stores and Operation Homefront bracelets at its mid-Missouri Jiffy Lube and Big O Tires locations.
About Operation Homefront:
A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront builds strong, stable and secure military families so that they can thrive in the communities they have worked so hard to protect. With more than 3,200 volunteers nationwide, Operation Homefront has provided assistance to tens of thousands of military families since its inception shortly after 9/11. Recognized for superior performance by leading independent charity oversight groups, 92 percent of Operation Homefront’s expenditures go directly to programs that provide support to our military families. For more information, go to www.OperationHomefront.net.