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76 for 76 Golf Tournament Benefiting Branson's Salvation Army

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Released 23 April 2012

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Audrey Esther

Community Relations Director

The Salvation Army Ozark Area Coordination

Office: (417) 862-5509 ext. 116

Cell: (417) 763-1357



76 for 76 
Golf Tournament



Proceeds will benefit The Salvation Army's Branson Corp

Springfield, MO (April 23, 2012) Panera Bread and Millwood Golf and Racquet Club are pairing up to host the 76 for 76 Golf Tournament for The Salvation Army's Branson Corps.

     The 4-person scramble will take place on Monday May 21st with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m. followed by a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.  

     On February 29th, a powerful EF2 tornado tore through the Branson area causing damage throughout the community including at The Salvation Army's Branson Corps. Total damage estimates at the Branson Corps now total approximately $170,000. All proceeds from the tournament will go directly toward helping the Branson Crops recover and allow the Corps to continue to provide assistance to those in need all year long.  

"Panera Bread is proud and committed to giving back to the local communities that support us," Sean Kosar with Panera Bread said. "We're also proud and committed to supporting organizations like The Salvation Army, which helps Ozarks residents in need every single day."

    Registration costs $76 per player or $300 per team and includes the cart rental, range balls and a meal. In addition to Par 3 and putting contests, there will also be prizes given for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

    Please click here to download a registration form.  

    Sponsorships are available and giveaway items are currently being accepted!

    Please make all checks payable to The Salvation Army Branson Corps with ‘76 for 76 Golf Tournament' written on the memo line.

    For more information please contact Elisa Kruger with Panera Bread at (417) 350-9060 or email

During the Branson disaster relief efforts The Salvation Army provided more than 4,500 meals, drinks & snacks to first-responders, storm survivors and clean-up crews. Taney and Stone county storm survivors were also provided with more than $16,000 worth of assistance - including vouchers for food, gasoline and to replace personal belongings. To hear directly from local residents who were helped by The Salvation Army during this time please visit

         Who:      Panera Bread, Millwood Golf and Racquet Club, The Salvation Army

         What:     76 for 76 Golf Tournament - benefiting the Branson Corps

              ;          Please click here to download a registration form

              ;          Please make all checks payable to: The Salvation Army Branson Corps

         When:    Monday May 21st - shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.  

         Where:   Millwood Golf and Racquet Club

                        3700 E. Millwood Drive Springfield MO


About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army, an evangelical part of the universal Christian church established in London in 1865, has been supporting those in need in His name without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar The Salvation Army spends is used to support those services in 5,000 communities nationwide. For more information, visit


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