Events

For more information about any of the following events, please contact Latisha Koetting, Supervisor of Volunteer Services at 660-429-4661, or email Latisha.Koetting@mvc.dps.mo.gov

Scramble for Freedom Golf Tournament

The Scramble for Freedom Golf Tournament is held the first Sunday in June at Royal Oaks Golf Course. Participants enjoy lunch at the clubhouse before a shotgun start scatters teams across the beautiful 18-hole course to compete for prizes and recognition. The day’s events also include a putting contest, closest to the pin contest and door prizes. In 2016, the event raised $16,817 for a fund designated to purchase a new handicapped accessible kneeling bus.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for this event; please read the sponsorship level options below before clicking the sponsorship opportunities link.

Corporate Sponsor ($500):
Company name listed in all event advertising and quarterly newsletter (1500 circulation). You may display company banner at the event.

Hole Sponsor ($200):
Company name listed in all advertising and quarterly newsletter (1500 circulation).

Golf Cart Sponsor ($50):
Sponsor a golf cart in honor or in memory of your favorite Veteran AND submit their service photo or sponsor a cart in honor of your business.
To register for the 2017 Scramble for Golf Tournament, click here

Run for Freedom 5K, 10K and Poker Walk

The Run for Freedom 5K, 10K and Poker Walk is held in September at the Missouri Veterans Home in Warrensburg. This USATF certified event offers professional timing services, medals for runners, cash prizes for overall winners, door prizes and refreshments.

The run begins and ends at the home and children and families are invited to participate in the poker walk. Volunteers help our home’s Veterans participate in the walk.

In 2015, more than $32,000 was raised for our bus fund.

For information on how to participate, visit

2016valrun.eventbrite.com.

Corporate sponsorship opportunities are available for this event; please read the sponsorship level options below before clicking the sponsorship opportunities link.

Gold ($1000 and above):
Includes mention in press releases and advertising about the event. Named as a “Gold Sponsor” in the quarterly newsletter (1500 circulation). Name and logo in bold at the top of the official t-shirt given to participants and volunteers. Name on sponsor board displayed in the Home pre-event and during event. Acknowledgment during series of announcements throughout event.

Silver ($500 to $999):
Includes mention in press releases and advertising about the event. Named as a “Silver Sponsor” in the quarterly newsletter (1500 circulation). Name in bold near the top of the official t-shirt given to participants and volunteers. Name on sponsor board displayed in the Home pre-event and during event. Acknowledgement during series of announcements throughout event.

Bronze ($150 to $499):
Includes mention in press releases and advertising about the event. Named as a “Bronze Sponsor” in the quarterly newsletter (1500 circulation). Name listed on official t-shirt given to participants and volunteers. Name on sponsor board displayed in the Home pre-event and during event. Acknowledgement during series of announcements throughout event.

The 2016 Run for Freedom will be held on September 17.

To register for the 2016 Run for Freedom 5K, 10K and Poker Walk, click here.

Tree of Stars

Through public outreach during the holiday season, Veterans Service Organizations, local businesses, individuals and families are encouraged to make donations to the Tree of Stars. As donations are received, beautiful glass stars representing different support levels begin to transform the Christmas tree in the Home’s lobby into a beautiful focal point. Funds raised are then used to purchase a $50 Christmas gift for each of the Home’s 200 Veterans.
Gifts are wrapped and hand delivered, along with a visit from Santa and songs by carolers. The gifts and merriment make the holiday season a little brighter, especially for individuals who might not receive anything at all otherwise. Veterans who are new to the Home and Veterans’ family members are especially appreciative of the gesture. The program’s annual goal is $10,000, which allows the Home to purchase one $50 gift for each Veteran.

Click here to donate to the Tree of Stars.

Family and Friends Day
The Veterans Assistance League sponsors an annual Family Day Fall Festival to bring the Home’s 200 Veterans, their families, friends and staff from all departments together for an afternoon of food, fun and entertainment.
Guests enjoy attractions for all ages, including live entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides, a kid zone, carnival games, fun fair food and a bouncy castle for the kids. Family members particularly enjoy visiting their loved ones and greeting the staff who care for them on a daily basis.