Who We Are

The Enshriners are a group of businessmen who have come together to sponsor many different events in Kansas City, Missouri. Under the leadership of former Parks and Recreation Commissioner, Ollie W. Gates, the citizens and the City have benefited from this group of interested men.


Amount the events and attractions that have been touched significantly and the Spirit of Freedom Fountain, Satchel Paige Stadium, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Arrington "Bubble" Klice Memorial, Heart of American Junior Golf Academy and more.

Board of Directors

Ollie Gates, Chairman // Ralph Caro, President // Albert Anderson, Vice President // Chuck Moore, Secretary

Gary Ballard, Assistant Secretary // Mark McHenry, Treasurer // Steve Lampone, Parliamentarian //

Craig Watson, Sergeant-at-Arms // John Myer, Historian // Mark Bryant, Legal Counsel


Chuck Byrd, Hosea Haywood, Henry Riojas, Curtis McClinton, Leon Stapleton, James Oliver, Will McCarther, Frank White Jr.

Our Projects

  • Spirit of Freedom Fountain, 1981
  • Satchel Paige Memorial Stadium, 1983
  • Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, 1988
  • Arrington "Bubble" Klice Memorial Fund, 1990
  • Sheila Kemper Dietrich Barrier Free Park, 1991
  • Heart of America Junior Golf Academy, 1992
  • "Goin' to Kansas City" Plaza at 12th Street and Vince, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2005
  • Appropriation and installation of over 50 Dedication benches along Brush Creek, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007
  • John "Buck" O'Neil Project at 18th & The Paseo
  • The Fitzsimons Memorial and the Military Plaza at 12th & The Paseo
  • The  Black Veterans Memorial, 2009

The Enshriners never sit still. They are constantly looking for ways to improve our community. Their annual golf tournament is one way of doing just that.

35th Annual


Gates Bar-B-Q Charity Golf Tournament

Sponsored by The Enshriners

& Kansas City, Missouri Parks & Recreation



September 13 - 14, 2015



Swope Memorial Golf Course

Kansas City, Missouri


Join us at our 35th Annual Charity Golf Tournament. This tournament is the successor to the Bruce R. Watkins Foundation Golf Tournament and will be played on the beautiful, challenging Swope Memorial Golf Course in Swope Park. The format is an 18-hole five person scrample.


>> Download 2015 Registration Brochure


Register your Team Today!



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Contact Us


4621 Paseo

Kansas City, MO 64110

Phone 816.923.0900

Fax 816.923.3922









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