The Leitterman family
had always volunteered and participated in the “Special Olympics” Golf
Tournament since its inception, but when the tournament was renamed for Brooke,
the family’s motivation gained momentum. Last year, the CRCC Personnel Club
asked the family if they would like to assume primary control and responsibility
for managing the tournament with the CRCC club assuming more of a supporting
role with offers of being helpers/ workers/ volunteers and sponsors in a more
“behind the scenes” role.
Of course, the
Leittermans love the idea of being the ones in charge of continuing this
important fundraising event! It is their sincere hope and prayer that this event
will continue to grow and become an even more significant source of funding for
our special athletes of Northwest Missouri!
LEITTERMAN MANAGEMENT TEAM:
Sharing their love of their granddaughter Brooke, Special
Olympics and golf, Greg and Janet Leitterman are the perfect pair to share
management of this tournament! Although almost 30-year residents of
Cameron, they were already involved with special needs children even
before they were transferred to Cameron. One year they were paired with
special needs children in a trek to the State Fair - long before Brooke
was in the picture. The first year in Cameron, with two young children at
home, Janet juggled and found the time to go to Maryville to help with the
district Special Olympics for NW Missouri. Little did they both know then
that this was all a dress rehearsal for their future!
is a graduate of Southwest Missouri State University (now MSU) with a BS in
Business Management. As a 40 year veteran of the insurance business, he has seen
all sides from sales to insurance adjustment to subrogation; he has extensive
sales and supervisory experience. Greg has been a civic leader his entire
life. Not only is he a longtime member of the Elks and Jaycees, but he has been
voted Jaycee of the year and has also served as President of the Jaycees. An
avid golfer even before his retirement, you will usually find him on the Cameron
course any day the weather cooperates. It is surely no surprise that he was
also on the board of the Cameron Golf Association for 15 years and served as its
college at Jefferson County Community College and Southwest Missouri State
University. Studying business and accounting, Janet has a lifelong work history
in banking, accounting and office management. Besides building a great
professional history to qualify her for co-managing a golf tournament, Janet has
spent her life directing and participating in both church and civic projects.
She also has an award as Jaycee Wife of the year and served as the President of
the Jaycee wives. Not content to be a ‘golf widow,’ Janet also plays golf and
has served as the Secretary of the Cameron Golf Association.
Janet and Greg make a
formidable team, indeed. But the Leitterman family involvement in ensuring the
success of this tournament does not end with this redoubtable pair. Sharing the
love of Brooke and a passion for this project includes numerous members of the
Leitterman clan as back up for whatever needs to be done!
THE REMAINING CLAN:
Brooke’s Dad is an almost 30 year resident of Cameron. He is a graduate of
Cameron High School and attended Missouri Western State College. Currently he
is a Cameron volunteer Firefighter and is employed by the city of Cameron.
Jason enjoys playing golf when he can get over to the course but always plays in
the tournament named for his daughter.
Leitterman: Jason’s wife (and Brooke’s stepmother) is a lifelong
resident of Cameron, a graduate of Cameron High School, and is finishing her
degree in Elementary Education at Missouri Western. After working at Cameron
Development Center and in Special Education for Cameron Schools, Aimee plans to
pursue teaching in that area when she obtains her teaching certificate. Aimee
also has served as a Special Olympics coach and helps with their competitions
when she can.
Brooke’s Mother is a lifelong resident of Cameron, a graduate of Cameron High
School, attended Missouri Western State College and is currently a Radiology
Technician at St. Luke’s North in Kansas City while still residing in Cameron.
Travis & Rhiannon
Brooke’s Aunt and Uncle. Travis grew up in Cameron and graduated from Cameron
High as well. Both are college graduates and are employed with State Street
Bank---a financial firm in Kansas City. Both are also avid golfers; play in the
tournament and, in the first year it was named for Brooke, Rhiannon hit a hole
in one during the tournament!
(nee Leitterman) & Gina
McKinney: Dee is Greg’s sister and Brooke’s Great Aunt. A graduate of MSU,
she will lend her expertise gained in 35 years of Marketing, PR and Marketing
research for the tournament’s planning and promotion. Both she and her daughter
Gina live in other parts of Missouri but will also be in Cameron on Tournament
day to assist with registration and logistics.