The Fifth Annual MFA Oil Charity Golf Scramble and Concert raised $140,000 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 June 3 at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia and featured 61 teams and a private concert by country music singer Lee Brice.
“Our veterans, men and women in uniform, and their families sacrifice so much to protect the freedoms we enjoy daily, and we are honored to partner with Operation Homefront to aid them in their noble mission,” says Jon Ihler, MFA Oil interim CEO. “Thanks to the generosity of our event sponsors, golfers, customers and employees, we have raised more than $670,000 to support military families since 2015.”
The money donated by MFA Oil will go to active duty military and veteran families in Missouri and Kansas, and surrounding areas.
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 our sponsors for contributing to the fundraising effort, including: concert sponsor Warren Distribution; platinum sponsor CHS; silver sponsors Innospec, Little Dixie Construction, Lockton Companies and McLane Company; bronze sponsors Crockett Engineering, Fiscal Systems, Growmark, MFA Incorporated, Monster Energy, Neumayer Equipment, NGL Supply, Pepsi, Sinclair Oil, Valero Energy Corp. and WESROC; dinner sponsor CoBank; tee gift sponsor Williams Keepers LLC; and concert ticket sponsor Commerce Bank.
About MFA Oil Company:
MFA Oil Company, formed in 1929, is a farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members. MFA Oil is the seventh largest propane retailer in the United States. The company supplies fuels, lubricants and propane to customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Tennessee. Through a subsidiary, MFA Oil operates Break Time convenience stores in Missouri and Arkansas, Jiffy Lube franchises in central Missouri and Big O Tires franchises in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma.