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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