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Business Community Supports An Evening Of Monopoly On Ice

Business Community Supports An Evening Of Monopoly On Ice

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

March 5, 2004 - The business community is ready to "face off" and perform a few "power plays" on Friday, Mar. 19, when An Evening of MONOPOLY returns to North Texas for the fourth and final year--this time on Ice.

The puck will drop at 7:11 p.m. at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Frisco as players take on the NHL collector's version of this property trading game. This unique fund raiser, hosted by Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) and the CCCCD Foundation Inc., benefits student scholarships and academic excellence. The 2004 event has already surpassed last year's final amount by raising more than $180,000 in sponsorships. In its four-year history, the event has raised more than half a million dollars.

"Many more students are applying for scholarships and financial aid now. Our students are very grateful for the tremendous contributions made by businesses and community leaders for the past four years through MONOPOLY," said Cary A. Israel, CCCCD president. "These gifts have changed nearly 1,000 lives by making a college education possible. Giving is an investment in our own future because each scholarship dollar ultimately raises the educational level of our future workforce."

The 2004 lead sponsors, Mac and Sherry Hendricks and Telecom Electric Supply Company are in the Stanley Cup category ($20,000+); Fisher Regulator and Medical Center of Plano are in the Luxury Box category ($10,000); Center Ice sponsors ($5,000) include Chartwells, Comcast Corp., Pat and Rebecca DePole, Exide Technologies, Hall Financial Group, North Central Medical Center and ONCOR; Hat Trick sponsors ($3,000) include Dill Investments - Richard and Diane Dill, Harley-Davidson Financial Services, Hunt Construction Company, Inc. and Manufacturer's EXPO, Inc.; Avenue of the Stars sponsors ($2,000) include AEGON Direct Marketing Services, Inc., City of Frisco, Dental Careers Foundation/Dr. Wayne Goodowitz, Medical City Dallas Hospital and Multiview, Inc.

"An Evening of MONOPOLY is the most important fundraiser for the foundation and the college. Our donors recognize the value of higher education and are aware of the ever widening gap between financial needs and resources," said Robert Keahey, chairman of the CCCCD Foundation, Inc. "Without their kind generosity, we could not close this gap."

For the complete listing of sponsors, including the Slap Shot category ($1,000), please see visit the Monopoly website.

Collin County Community College District serves close to 40,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs in a wide range of disciplines. In addition, the CCCCD is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development.