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Collin Sets Date for 2007 Monopoly

Collin Sets Date for 2007 Monopoly

December 1, 2006 - Take a stroll on the Boardwalk at MONOPOLY® Madness at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24 at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano. The event is sponsored by Collin County Community College District (Collin) and the Collin College Foundation.

This fast-paced version of the MONOPOLY® game raises funds for scholarships for deserving Collin students. The goal is to raise $300,000 from the event, which would provide scholarships for deserving students.

Due to a lack of funds, more than 2,000 students who applied for financial aid at Collin were denied in 2006. Monies raised from this event will address the need for financial assistance for many of these students.

MONOPOLY® Madness begins with live music, cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at the upscale Mustang Café. The fanfare continues with a MONOPOLY® frenzy at Neiman Marcus, complete with music, food and fun. The event culminates with playing the popular MONOPOLY® game in the mall's beautiful Grand Court, where guests will wheel and deal for a chance to win fabulous prizes. Delectable desserts and beverages will top off what promises to be the county's most unique fundraiser.

MONOPOLY® sponsor categories include Emperor ($20,000), Crown Jewels ($10,000), Royal Robe ($5,000), Silver Chalice ($2,500) and Coat of Arms ($1,250).

To become a MONOPOLY® sponsor or for more information, please contact the Collin College Foundation at 972.881.5611 or visit . Sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the website.

Collin County Community College District (Collin) serves more than 41,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.

MONOPOLY®, the distinctive design of the game board, the four corner squares, the MR. MONOPOLY® name and character, as well as each of the distinctive elements on the board and the playing pieces are trademarks of Hasbro, Inc. for its property trading game and game equipment. ®2002 Hasbro,Inc. All rights reserved. Used with permission.