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Community Supports Scholarships at Monopoly Madness

Community Supports Scholarships At Monopoly® Madnesss

February 6, 2007 - Corporate and community friends from throughout Collin County are gearing up to roll the dice as they wheel and deal in a fast-paced version of the popular MONOPOLY® board game to raise money for scholarships for local students.

Collin County Community College District (Collin), President Cary A. Israel and the Collin College Foundation will present MONOPOLY® Madness at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano. Proceeds from the event will provide scholarships for Collin students.

Scott Murray, award-winning sports announcer and former sports director and anchor for NBC Dallas/Ft. Worth, will serve as the evening's master of ceremonies.

The event promises to be the most unique fundraiser in Collin County.Guests will join MR. MONOPOLY® at the upscale Mustang Café for cocktails, a light dinner buffet and live music. Then, they will vie for fabulous prizes in the mall's Grand Court at the highlight of the evening - the MONOPOLY® game itself. Delectable desserts and beverages will top off the evening of fun.

Lead sponsors are Emerson Process Management Regulator Division and Medical Center of Plano, who are in the Crown Jewels category with donations of $10,000. Royal Robe sponsors ($5,000) to date include AT&T; Centennial Medical Center/Tenet Healthcare Foundation; Chartwells; David and Genie Hammel; Dey, Inc.; Medical Center of McKinney; Mustang Café; North Central Medical Center; Pat and Rebecca DePole; Plano Profile; The Shops at Willow Bend; Steve Maus/New York Life Insurance Company and Trinity Stairs, Inc. For a complete list of sponsors, visit the MONOPOLY® Madness website at

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

For more information on MONOPOLY® Madness, 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.