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Programs for Kids
The Gregg Williams Foundation, Inc. was founded in December 2004 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to fund programs for kids in the Excelsior Springs, MO area. The Foundation also donates funds to various community organizations to help improve the community as a whole.
The Gregg Williams Foundation helps fund programs designed to help area youth, including iPads for elementary aged children, equipment for the Excelsior Springs High School weight room and the four sided scoreboard at the ESHS gymnasium.
In addition to this, the foundation created a scholarship program in 2012. Each year the foundation can give out two awards in varying amounts. The scholarship grants, may be used exclusively for tuition at post-secondary educational institutions, fees, books, supplies and equipment required for courses, or for room and board expenses.
The Foundation is named for Gregg Williams, a 1976 Excelsior Springs High School graduate who was a record-breaking Tiger athlete in football, basketball and baseball. He started his career as a teacher and a football and basketball coach in the Excelsior Springs School District in 1980. He has since gone on to become one of the NFL’s most widely known and sought-after Defensive Coordinators in the league today.
The Foundation hosts several fundraising events throughout the Excelsior Springs area and beyond, but the primary source of income for the Foundation is derived from the various fundraising activities around the annual Gregg Williams Tiger Classic Golf Tournament.
In the past the event has included the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Dinner, a Tiger Classic Reception & Dinner for all golfers, the Tiger Golf Classic Golf Tournament with various auctions, raffles, donations and sponsorships. The Tiger Classic is a large community event and sells out quickly each year with over 80 golf teams.
There are no paid staff; the foundation is managed by volunteers. All the funds raised stay in Excelsior Springs and any vendor used resides in Excelsior Springs. Every penny stays in the community.