MFA Oil Company Raises $175,000 for Operation Homefront
September 8, 2020
The Sixth Annual MFA Oil Charity Golf Scramble raised $175,000 for Operation Homefront, a national nonprofit organization that provides emergency and financial assistance to the families of U.S. military service members and veterans. The event was held September 8 at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia and featured 43 teams.
“We are proud to continue supporting military families through our partnership with Operation Homefront,” says Jon Ihler, MFA Oil President & CEO. “It’s an honor to present the organization with our largest one-year donation, which brings our total raised to almost $850,000 since 2015. We could not have done this without the generosity of our event sponsors, golfers, customers and employees.”
The money donated by MFA Oil will go to active duty military and veteran families in Missouri and Kansas, and surrounding areas.
“While all of us are dealing with COVID-19-related challenges, our military families are particularly hard hit and need us now more than ever,” says John Pray, Operation Homefront President & CEO. “They turn to us during these trying times and thanks to the continued commitment from generous supporters like MFA Oil, we can and will continue to make a real difference in their lives.”
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.
A special thanks to the 2020 event sponsors for contributing to the fundraising effort, including: platinum sponsor CHS; gold sponsor Warren Distribution; silver sponsors Innospec, Little Dixie Construction, Lockton Companies and McLane Company; bronze sponsors Crockett Engineering, Fiscal Systems, Growmark, MFA Incorporated, NGL Supply, Pepsi, Smith Lewis LLP, TBC Corporation and Valero Energy Corp; dinner sponsor CoBank; and whiskey and wine sponsor Commerce Bank.
“We look forward to continuing our charity golf scramble in 2021, when we hope to once again host a concert in conjunction with the tournament,” says Ihler.