Ben Crenshaw is coming to Springfield in April (photo/

Ben Crenshaw is coming to Springfield in April (photo/

The Missouri State University Foundation is proud to present an opportunity for Bears supporters and golf fans to meet golfing legend Ben Crenshaw on Sunday, April 17 as part of a unique fundraiser at America’s Wildlife Museum and Aquarium at Bass Pro Shops in Springfield.

A two-time Master’s champion, World Golf Hall of Famer and winner of the prestigious Payne Stewart Award, Crenshaw will share stories of his prestigious career as one of the sport’s top ambassadors and enjoy dinner with the MSU family at the event. Participants may also embark on self-guided tours of Johnny Morris’ breathtaking new facility, starting at 5 p.m. All attendees will enjoy a pre-dinner reception at 6 p.m. with other Missouri State University supporters, followed by the dinner event which kicks off at 7 p.m.

Reserved tables and individual tickets are available by calling (417) 836-4143. Packages are as follows:

·         Individual tickets $125

·         Reserved table (for 10) $1,250

·         VIP individual ticket $250

·         VIP reserved table (for 10) $2,250

VIP attendees will attend a private, pre-dinner reception with Crenshaw, starting at 6 p.m., which includes a souvenir photo taken with the golfing legend.

Individuals interested in playing the annual MSU Pro-Am at the Top of the Rock course earlier that day may call (417) 836-4523 to reserve a spot. MSU Pro-Am participants will receive a VIP-Access reserved table to the Sunday evening event with Crenshaw, in addition to VIP access to the Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge in the Branson area.

Proceeds from the events will benefit the Missouri State University men’s and women’s golf programs.