Announcer Andy Taylor. Match for Africa 5. Bill Gates and Roger Federer defend their title.

Roger Federer’s Match for Africa 5. San Jose, California

Announcer. Andy Taylor. Match for Africa 5 Match for Africa 5 raises over $2.5 million for the Roger Federer Foundation On a Monday night in San Jose, Roger Federer and friends raised over $2.5-million to support the Roger Federer Foundation’s continuing efforts to improve early childhood education in six African nations. Before Match for Africa […]

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GO FOR GOLD: The Summit Trivia Night 2014

Further the education of your educators; brighten the future of your students. That is the focus behind Summit Preparatory School’s annual Trivia Night fundraiser…and it’s a blast. All the money raised, from team entry fees, to the cash bar, to the dessert and silent auctions, to the 50/50 raffle and random games…ultimately supports the professional […]

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Update: Friday Night TV Dinner

Great news regarding the 11th annual Friday Night TV Dinner at TOUCH Restaurant back on November 8th – there’s been an updated total. Over $100,000 was raised to benefit children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television! A huge thanks to our regulars and first-time attendees for continually growing this event year after year… ** OPT reaches […]

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11th annual Friday Night TV Dinner

$96,000 raised for children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television. That’s fantastic news! I was honored to host “Friday Night TV Dinner” again this year at TOUCH Restaurant in Springfield, MO. Now in its 11th year, the event has raised over $1-million for Ozarks Public Television through an evening of dinner, drinks and dancing…not to mention […]

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Price Cutter Best Bagger Finals

Hammons Field – 19 June 2013 There is nothing I enjoy more than championing potential. Perhaps that’s why I get such a kick out of emceeing Price Cutter’s “Best Bagger” competitions. It’s refreshing to see a large-scale grocery operation like Pyramid Foods investing time and money into the employee who is often taken for granted: […]

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2013 Junior Cattle Baron’s Ball

Seven years ago, I met a fragile toddler named Macy Morgan while hosting a Cancer Research Radio-thon for KTTS in Springfield, Missouri. Diagnosed with a Wilms’ tumor, she had endured several rounds of chemotherapy after having a kidney removed. Saturday, I watched Macy perform effortless back flips at the Junior Cattle Baron’s Ball at Trigger […]

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Joplin Battle of the Baggers

Congratulations to Devin from Aurora and Tabitha from Neosho, both claimed the top-score at Friday’s Best Bagger Semifinal at Price Cutter Plus in Joplin. In the final “bag-off,” Devin edged Tabitha for Friday’s cash prize, but it appears both will compete in the Price Cutter Final pror to the Springfield Cardinals game at Hammons Field […]

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The Face of the Grocery Business

Being an effective grocery bagger requires dexterity, charisma, a passion for customer service and most importantly – speed. We put little thought into this aspect of shopping, until we have a negative experience. If you’ve ever watched a pierced-up, disgruntled teen haphazardly throw soup cans in on top of your bread and eggs, you know […]

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Sweetheart Night / Ambassadors for Children

I am not a deeply religious man, but I am not immune to being inspired… Saturday night, it was an honor to emcee the first annual Sweetheart Night at Highland Springs Country Club, a benefit for Ambassadors for Children. This important organization provides critical needs for abused, neglected and foster children in Southwest Missouri. There […]

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10th annual Friday Night TV Dinner

Spent some time last night at TOUCH Restaurant in Springfield, MO hosting the 10th annual “Friday Night TV Dinner,” to benefit children’s programming on Ozarks Public Television. OPT reaches 50-thousand kids in Southwest Missouri each week with educational programming,  through classic shows like Sesame Street, Electric Company and Curious George combined with current favorites like Sid […]

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