Co-hosted by Ozarks Medical Center and the Boys & Girls Club of the
Greater West Plains Area
WEST PLAINS, MO - Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club
of Greater West Plains will co-host the Fourth Annual Dice Run of the
Mills on Saturday, June 20. This year, funds raised from the event will
support OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and the local Boys and Girls
Club at Thayer.
The Dice Run is open to motorcycles, cars & trucks. Cost to enter is
$20 per vehicle, and includes one score card. Riders can begin the route
any time after registration, which will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at OMC Parkway
Center. Additional scoring cards can be purchased for $5 each. Event T-shirts
will be available for purchase at registration.
“What better way to raise money for two wonderful causes and also
take a drive through the Ozarks,” said Melissa Smith, event chair.
“The Dice Run is a 122-mile ride that will have stops at Dawt Mill,
The Antler, Hodgson Mill, Rockbridge, and Twin Bridges. This event isn’t
just for bikers, it’s a fun way to get out, take a ride with the
family, and explore all the beauty our Ozarks region has to offer,” she said.
The OMC Cancer Treatment Center Patient Emergency Fund provides patients
in need with assistance for prescription and over-the-counter medications,
chemo drugs and pain meds, transportation to and from treatments, and
sometimes even groceries or gas.
The Boys and Girls Club plans to use their proceeds toward operational
expenses to be able to keep the Boys and Girls Club in Thayer open past
December 31, 2020.
“The overall goal and mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to be
there for those who need us the most,” said Aaron Evans, CEO of
the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area. “Since
the Thayer site began three years ago, it has become a cornerstone in
the Thayer community. We take on the responsibility of providing meals,
educational programming, enrichment activities, mentoring and much more.
Enrollment continues to grow, which is a testament to the demand. The
Boys and Girls Club was fortunate to have enough funds donated by a single
donor to start the Thayer site, but since then, we’ve exhausted
those resources. A higher demand coupled with a depleting bank account
calls for an immediate ‘all hands on deck’ for kids in our
communities. We need your help to ensure the Thayer site stays open past
December of 2020.”
Sponsorships are available for the Dice Run. To learn more about becoming
a sponsor, contact Kenya Cook, Boys and Girls Club, at 417-274-2418 or
Melissa Smith, Ozarks Medical Center at 417-274-2354.
For those unfamiliar with the rules of a dice run, five dice will be rolled
at each of the six Dice Roll Stops. The player’s score will be recorded
on their score card. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each stop
for highest roll (at Dawt Mill, Rockbridge, and Twin Bridges) and lowest
roll (at The Antler, Hodgson Mill, and OMC Parkway Center). The grand
prize of $100 will be awarded to the participant who has the highest overall
dice roll score after all six rolls. Consolation prizes will be awarded
for lowest overall score, oldest motorcycle driver or passenger, and for
the person who traveled the farthest to compete.
For more information about the Dice Run, visit the official Facebook event page at:
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater
West Plains Area (BGC) are teaming up this year to host the 4th Annual
Dice Run of the Mills. Pictured left to right are Jake Marcum, BGC Board
Member; Aaron Evans, BGC CEO; Ashley Young, BGC Board Member; Kenya Cook,
BGC Site Coordinator; Leslie Collins, BGC Board Member; Karen Eggert,
BGC Board Member; Melissa Smith, OMC Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator
and BGC Board Member; and Alexandra Malisheski, OMC Cancer Treatment Center
Manager. Proceeds will benefit OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and
the local Boys and Girls Club at Thayer.