- Associated Press - Thursday, December 14, 2017

PURDY, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri camp for children with special needs and chronic illnesses has received a donation from the Jordan Spieth Family Foundation.

Camp Barnabas officials did not release a specific dollar figure Thursday but said the donation from the professional golfer’s foundation would allow 100 campers to attend the camp for a week.

The camp’s chief development officer, Krystal Simon, said it costs each camper about $1,500 to attend the camp for a week but families generally are asked to cover only $775. Families who can’t afford that are not turned away and receive additional scholarships.

Camp Barnabas provides a week of social interaction and experiences for special needs children and their siblings. Each year, the camp serves about 2,000 campers and welcomes 2,400 missionaries.

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