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Gary Pinkel hosts his fourth annual G.P. Made Foundation charity golf tournament

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel hosted his fourth annual charity golf tournament at the Club at the Old Hawthorne on Monday afternoon.

Pinkel created the G.P. Made Foundation to help kids across the state of Missouri and holds this event each year to raise money for his foundation.

"People are just so very generous and I think they believe in what we're doing," Pinkel said. "Our purpose is to help kids and when I was coaching football at Mizzou or at Toledo or wherever it was about values and being better young men also it wasn't just going out to win football games."

Pinkel was joined Monday by some former plays on the course and says there bond continued even after their days together on the field.

"What happens is when you win at the level that we won at, there's this bound that you have that is just hard to describe. I love my players and still to this day I'll do anything I can to help them," Pinkel said.

Also at Monday's event was Blaze, a facility dog that has been supported by the G.P. Made Foundation. Blaze is a huge part of a clinic that offers physical, occupational and speech therapy for kids.

"He's had his teeth brushed. He's had socks put on. He's been dressed. His favorite is feeding therapy when kids are working on eating and things fall on the floor that he gets to snack on," said a clinic worker alongside Blaze.

You can learn more about Blaze in the video player below.

https://youtu.be/8DKoBKLg0x4
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Chanel Porter

Chanel joined ABC 17 News in January 2021 after graduating from Penn State University. She enjoys traveling and a daily iced coffee.

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