Meramec Lakes Golf Course will hold a Missouri Children's Burn Camp Fundraiser on October 15th, and with the price of a day of fun on the course, St. Clair golfers get to help surviving burn victims attend a very special summer camp.

The Burns Recovered Support Group, Inc. was formed in 1983 by the St. John's Mercy Medical Center Burn Care Team along with a group of young burn survivors. The goal of this wonderful support group is threefold: to assist young burn survivors, to give support to medical facilities that treat burn victims, and to educate the public in preventing injuries through burn awareness.

In 1997 the Support Group founded the Missouri Children's Burn Camp, which is a typical week-long summer camp where children and teens can go to have fun while making friends and memories to last a lifetime. They swim, do crafts, go boating and do other fun-filled summer activities. What's not typical about this summer camp is that these campers are all survivors of severe burn injuries, which means they've spent at least four days in a Burn Center or have burns that affect the face, head, hands or feet.

Survivors of severe burn injuries must be residents of Missouri or Kansas and be between the ages of 6 and 17 to attend the camp. Through the generosity of golfers and others who participate throughout the year in Missouri Children's Burn Camp Fundraisers, no child is charged to attend the Burn Camp.

If you'd like to participate in this very worthwhile event, here are the details for this fundraiser:

  • Date:  Saturday, October 15, 2011
  • Time:  10 am Shotgun Start
  • Place:  Meramec Lakes Golf Course
  • Cost:  $100/player, which includes 18 holes of golf, use of a cart, BBQ lunch and prizes
  • Format:  4-person Scramble
  • Sponsors:  Boles Firefighters Association, Wayside, Inc., Villa Ridge Foods and USA Truck & Trailer Repair

For more info you can contact Sheila at 314-413-4431, or if you're ready to register, you can easily do so online, where you'll see other ways you can donate to this worthy cause.

If you live in St. Clair or the surrounding areas, you already know what a caring community it is, and the Missouri Children's Burn Camp is just another way that we show our love for our neighbors. For anyone wanting to move to this great area, or if you're already here and need help buying or selling a home, I can help! Please contact me, Scott Hickinbotham, at 636-629-3419 or online.

And thanks for helping the Missouri Children's Burn Camp by participating in the Meramec Lakes Golf fundraiser!