The Mission Project’s Golf Classic set for Oct. 1, will benefit health program for adults with disabilities

Photo credit The Mission Project.

The Mission Project, the northeast Johnson County organization that works to help adults with intellectual disabilities lead productive, independent lives, announced it will hold its annual golf tournament fundraiser this year on Monday, Oct. 1 at Prairie Highlands Golf Course in Olathe.

Trainer Tim Crough works with participant Alex Connor on a balancing exercise during an MPower group class.
Proceeds from the event will go to benefit The Mission Project’s MPower Health program, a novel concept to provide physical training for participants. The MPower program, developed by Tim Crough of Move Right KC, specifically targets mobility and health challenges that can be barrier to people with intellectual disabilities living independently.

“Fitness is an important element of keeping participants healthy, active and engaged,” says Charlie Jennings, executive director, The Mission Project. “We’re so grateful to our golf classic supporters who help ensure that the MPower program thrives.”

Along with the annual Derby Gala, the Golf Classic is among the biggest fundraising events for The Mission Project each year.

Founded in 2004 and located in downtown Mission, The Mission Project has become a model for organizations providing support to adults with intellectual disabilities.

Tickets for the golf event are $150 per person, and include lunch and dinner, green fees, drinks and snacks on the course, cart fee and use of the driving range.

For information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, visit the Golf Classic website here.