The Auggie Navarro Scholarship Foundation and Central Power Systems and Services are Wichita Open Ambassadors. They join 34 other Ambassadors making the 2020 Wichita Open Ambassador group the largest number of Ambassadors in the Wichita Open’s history.
“We are honored and humbled to work with a record-breaking number of community leaders in 2020, during one of the most unsettling environments in our history”, according to Roy Turner, Wichita Open Tournament Director.
Through the Auggie Navarro Scholarship Foundation, a newly formed tax exempt 501 C3 and with the assistance of MV Purchasing as presenting sponsor, money is raised annually to fund scholarships for junior golfers at the Auggie Navarro Golf Outing. This year, the event will be held in a partnership with the Wichita Open on Sunday, September 20. “My dad’s legacy lives on in this event. Auggie lived his life trying to be the best in every endeavor; we welcome the opportunity to elevate the tournament that honors him by our association with the PGA TOUR and the Wichita Open”, said Rick Navarro, Vice President, Terminals & Land Development, for MV Purchasing. The event honors the memory of Auggie Navarro. Navarro was a life time member of the PGA of America and a member of the South Central Section. He was the head golf pro for 30 years at Sim Park G.C. In Wichita, KS. Navarro was one of the first Wichita golf Pro’s to join forces with Marge Page to form The Wichita Jr Golf Program. Over his 30 year history, Navarro mentored thousands of junior golfers every Monday throughout the summer months.
Central Power Systems & Services, founded in 1954 is a leading manufacturer and distributor of products and services for data centers, power generation, oil and gas, construction, mining, military, marine, and agricultural industries. Central Power serves domestic and international markets with teams trained to provide support for customer’s needs. “We are proud to partner with this community event that brings together the Wichita community and regional businesses for a great week of fun and PGA Tour golf, said Josh Brown, Central Power Rental Manager, “while also supporting local charities.”
The Wichita Open Ambassador program encourages and provides a way for its members to get involved by:
- Raising Charitable Donations for Local and National Organizations
- Improving the Overall Quality and Success of the Event
- Stabilizing the Tournament’s Future
The 2020 event will be held at its reigning home for the last 20 years—Crestview Country Club—from September 17 to September 27, with competition rounds from the 24th to the 27th. Since the inception of the Wichita Open Ambassadors, close to $1.5M has been donated to local charities.