COLUMBIA, Missouri (KMIZ)
Former Mizzou football coach Gary Pinkel hosted his third annual charity golf tournament at the Old Hawthorne Club on Monday morning.
Pinkel holds the event every year to raise funds for his foundation, GP Made. The organization’s mission is to help children across the state of Missouri.
“People are so generous and I think they are very confident that we are doing things to help children,” he said. “I’m a little overwhelmed with the turnout and how much they really want to help.”
Each year, several former MU footballers come to support their former head coach. This year, former Tigers quarterback James Franklin attended the tournament for the first time.
“It puts in perspective that you have two kids now and you want to do all you can for them and you can’t imagine they didn’t have something they needed, it’s really heartbreaking.” , did he declare. “I think it’s great. Anytime you can help kids, kids in trouble, kids who don’t have both parents, not one parent. Anything you can do to help, be one. good example, and trying to give them what they need is very emotional. “
You can watch Franklin’s full interview in the video player below.