Published on May 20, 2020

2-Wheels & 4-Wheels Invited to the Dice Run of the Mills June 20

Co-hosted by Ozarks Medical Center and the Boys & Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area

Dice run committeeOzarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area (BGC) are teaming up this year to host the 4th Annual Dice Run of the Mills. Pictured left to right are Jake Marcum, BGC Board Member; Aaron Evans, BGC CEO; Ashley Young, BGC Board Member; Kenya Cook, BGC Site Coordinator; Leslie Collins, BGC Board Member; Karen Eggert, BGC Board Member; Melissa Smith, OMC Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator and BGC Board Member; and Alexandra Malisheski, OMC Cancer Treatment Center Manager. Proceeds will benefit OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and the local Boys and Girls Club at Thayer.

Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) and the Boys and Girls Club of Greater West Plains will co-host the Fourth Annual Dice Run of the Mills on Saturday, June 20. This year, funds raised from the event will support OMC Cancer Treatment Center patients and the local Boys and Girls Club at Thayer.

The Dice Run is open to motorcycles, cars & trucks. The cost to enter is $20 per vehicle and includes one scorecard. Riders can begin the route any time after registration, which will be 9 to 10:30 a.m. at OMC Parkway Center. Additional scoring cards can be purchased for $5 each. Event T-shirts will be available for purchase at registration.

“What better way to raise money for two wonderful causes and also take a drive through the Ozarks,” said Melissa Smith, event chair. “The Dice Run is a 122-mile ride that will have stops at Dawt Mill, The Antler, Hodgson Mill, Rockbridge, and Twin Bridges. This event isn’t just for bikers, it’s a fun way to get out, take a ride with the family, and explore all the beauty our Ozarks region has to offer,” she said.

The OMC Cancer Treatment Center Patient Emergency Fund provides patients in need with assistance for prescription and over-the-counter medications, chemo drugs and pain meds, transportation to and from treatments, and sometimes even groceries or gas.

The Boys and Girls Club plans to use their proceeds toward operational expenses to be able to keep the Boys and Girls Club in Thayer open past December 31, 2020.

“The overall goal and mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to be there for those who need us the most,” said Aaron Evans, CEO of the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area. “Since the Thayer site began three years ago, it has become a cornerstone in the Thayer community. We take on the responsibility of providing meals, educational programming, enrichment activities, mentoring, and much more. Enrollment continues to grow, which is a testament to the demand. The Boys and Girls Club was fortunate to have enough funds donated by a single donor to start the Thayer site, but since then, we’ve exhausted those resources. A higher demand coupled with a depleting bank account calls for an immediate ‘all hands on deck’ for kids in our communities. We need your help to ensure the Thayer site stays open past December of 2020.”  

Sponsorships are available for the Dice Run. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Kenya Cook, Boys and Girls Club, at 417-274-2418 or Melissa Smith, Ozarks Medical Center at 417-274-2354.

For those unfamiliar with the rules of a dice run, five dice will be rolled at each of the six Dice Roll Stops. The player’s score will be recorded on their scorecard. A prize will be awarded to the winner of each stop for the highest roll (at Dawt Mill, Rockbridge, and Twin Bridges) and lowest roll (at The Antler, Hodgson Mill, and OMC Parkway Center). The grand prize of $100 will be awarded to the participant who has the highest overall dice roll score after all six rolls. Consolation prizes will be awarded for the lowest overall score, oldest motorcycle driver or passenger, and for the person who traveled the farthest to compete.

For more information about the Dice Run, visit the official Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/655941878591035/.

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