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Business Community Supports An Evening Of Monopoly

Business Community Supports An Evening Of Monopoly

Collin County Community College District fund raiser gains record support for student scholarships

Feb. 13, 2003 - The business community is ready to "pass go" and "take a walk on Boardwalk" on Friday, February 28, when "An Evening of Monopoly" returns to north Texas for the third consecutive year. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at Countrywide Home Loans Corporate Headquarters in Plano. This unique fund raiser, hosted by Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) and the CCCCD Foundation Inc., benefits CCCCD student scholarships and academic excellence. The 2003 event has already surpassed last year's effort by raising more than $125,000 from sponsorship commitments.

The 2003 lead sponsors, Fisher Regulators and Medical Center of Plano, are in the Mister Monopoly category ($10,000); Boardwalk sponsors ($5,000) include Chartwells, Comcast, Dill Investments-Richard & Diane Dill, Hall Financial Group, North Central Medical Center of McKinney and Telecom Electric Supply Co; the Utilities sponsor ($5,000) is Oncor; Get Out of Jail sponsors ($2,000) include AEGON Direct Marketing Services Inc., Beck, Corgan Associates, Inc., Dental Careers Foundation, Exide Technologies, Multiview, Inc., Perkins & Will Architects, Plano Profile Magazine and The Hillier Group. For the complete listing of sponsors, including the Scholars' Road category ($1,000), please visit the Monopoly website.

"We appreciate the support shown by business and community leaders for this event," said Cary A. Israel, CCCCD president. "With the current state of the economy, many of our students are depending on scholarships and emergency aid to help offset the cost of their college education. We are seeing a new trend today where our students are working so much that they do not have time left for studying. By offering some financial assistance, it is our hope that they can cut back on their work hours and devote more time to their college studies. Funds raised from 'An Evening of Monopoly' will make this positive impact on the lives of many students. And it is the Monopoly sponsors who make it all possible."

Collin County Community College District serves more than 37,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.

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