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KVC’s Annual Charity Golf Tournament Provides Light for Children, Teens Living in Darkness

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As the entire United States prepares for daylight to turn to twilight on Monday, August 21, hundreds of Kansas City business leaders will witness the solar eclipse on one of the nation’s most beautiful golf courses while raising funds for children and teens living in darkness, experiencing abuse, neglect and other family challenges. KVC Health Systems’ Annual Kids Classic Charity Golf Tournament will once again take place at the typically members-only National Golf Club of Kansas City in Parkville, Missouri and bring light to youth in crisis who are being cared for relatives and KVC foster families.

Susan and Scott Asner

Susan and Scott Asner

This year marks the 16th anniversary for the charity golf tournament which is made possible by Susan and Scott Asner who have been title sponsors and tournament chairs since the tournament’s inception. Every year, they are thrilled to see more and more leading companies in the Kansas City area support KVC’s mission through this event. Tournament sponsors include Bank of Blue Valley, Holmes Murphy, IMA and Netsmart. Corporate sponsors include Company Kitchen, Enterprise Fleet, Garmin, Health Direct Pharmacy Services, HMN Architects, JE Dunn, John A. Marshall, Kansas Speedway, Lockton, Mutual of Omaha Bank, Presto-X, Reliance Label, SumnerOne UDP and Zipco Contracting. Full list of sponsors below.

Over 160 players will participate in the 16th Annual KVC Kids Classic Golf Tournament on Monday, August 21. Twenty four-person teams will play a morning flight beginning at 8:00 a.m. and 20 additional teams will play an afternoon flight at 1:00 p.m. Participants will have access to a cart and 18 holes of golf, enjoy several opportunities to win gifts and prizes, receive complimentary beverages and meals before and after flights, and take home some deluxe golf ‘swag’. Glasses will also be provided for safe viewing of the total solar eclipse. Sponsor signs and games will be set up throughout the course to encourage golfers to support the businesses that have helped make the golf tournament happen and help golfers improve their scores.

Returning for the third year in a row will be professional golf entertainer Patrick J. Cocherl III, better known as “Paddy Whack.” Paddy is famous for his one-of-a-kind brand of trick shots, powerful long drives and imitations of Hollywood actors and characters. Each flight of golfers will see a brief Paddy Whack show and have a chance to get assistance from Paddy on the golf course.

KVC Health Systems is looking forward to a great day on the course and raising much needed funds for children and families in crisis. Individuals not attending the KVC Kids Classic Golf Tournament can bring light to the lives of children and teens living in darkness by making a gift to KVC.

If your company would like to support KVC by sponsoring an event, please visit our sponsorship page for more information.

Tournament Chairs and Title Sponsor

Susan and Scott Asner

Tournament Sponsors

Bank of Blue Valley
Holmes Murphy

Corporate Sponsors

Company Kitchen
Enterprise Fleet
Health Direct Pharmacy Services
HMN Architects
JE Dunn
John A. Marshall Co.
Kansas Speedway
Mutual of Omaha Bank
Reliance Label Solutions
SumnerOne UDP
Zipco Contracting

 Other Sponsors

AC Printing
Burke Travel
Grey Goose Vodka
Kurz Group
Olathe Health
Roberts Robinson Chevrolet Buick GMC
Debbie Swinney, State Farm Insurance
Tyson (food)
Validity Screening Solutions

About KVC Health Systems, Inc.

KVC Health Systems, headquartered in the greater Kansas City area, is a private, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that enriches and enhances the lives of over 60,000 children and families each year by providing medical and behavioral healthcare, social services, and education. KVC’s diverse continuum of services includes in-home family support, behavioral healthcare, foster care, adoption, substance abuse treatment, and children’s psychiatric hospitals. KVC cares for more than half of all children and families involved in the Kansas child welfare system and thousands more children and families in four other states. Learn more at