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CofO Golf Teams Serve the Community

Sep 05, 2018

Team members with coaches and Larsen''s daughter Olivia surrounded by bags of groceries they helped to pack

Team in and around the truck they were packing

College of the Ozarks men’s and women’s golf teams recently spent some time helping those in need by working alongside Christian Action Ministries (CAM) on a special endeavor called Project Connect.

Taking a break from their team retreat, team members and coaches spent three early-morning hours loading and unloading box trucks in an effort to aid families in need from the Branson/Tri-Lakes area.

The golf teams and their coaches started out by loading groceries onto a couple of box trucks at CAM. They then unloaded the trucks at the Mansion theatre and proceeded to set up and fill several hundred bags of groceries.

Head coach Chris Larsen and assistant coach Kim Vinton worked alongside the teams.  “We are very thankful for the opportunity we had to work together with CAM to serve others in our community," commented Larsen. 

Elizabeth Hughes, Executive Director of CAM praised the athletes’ efforts saying, “We served over 400 families, and we could not have done it without the help we received.”

The College of the Ozarks men’s and women’s golf teams have also been hard at work on the course in preparation for their season, which will open September 17th at the Evangel Fall Invitational on Rivercut Golf Course.