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Collin College Hosts Stetson and Stiletto Standoff

January 28, 2014 – Patrons can saddle up at sunset for the exciting “Stetson and Stiletto Standoff” fundraiser at Collin College on Sat., Feb. 22 at 6:30 p.m. inside the college’s beautiful library at Spring Creek Campus in Plano.

This Texas-themed battle of the wits will raise scholarships for students at Collin College with the help of master of ceremonies Steve Stoler as sidekick to the always-entertaining Cary Israel, Collin College district president. Teams of patrons in cowboy-chic attire will square off on trivia questions highlighting the well-known, and sometimes obscure, facts and historical points from the great state of Texas and Collin County.

Teams will compete for the distinguished title of Stetson and Stiletto Champions with prizes for top teams. To improve the odds of winning, patrons can bid for help from Collin College professors lending their expertise through a lifeline auction.

In addition to games and fun, supporters can make an investment to provide a significant return to the community through scholarships.

“Without the help of our generous donors through events like the Stetson and Stiletto Standoff, individuals from our community could not get a quality college education,” said Collin College district president Cary Israel. “Even with the lowest tuition in the state of Texas, more than 28,000 students at Collin College applied for financial aid and scholarships last year, and hundreds were turned away when the funds ran out. We cannot afford to lose their intellectual capital."

Scholarships created by this event will be awarded in sponsors’ names at the annual Collin College scholarship banquet in August.

Sponsorship levels include the $25,000 Lone Star Partner, $15,000 Alamo Partner, $10,000 Rio Grande Partner, $5,000 Yellow Rose Partner and $2,500 Silver Spur Partner. Individual tickets are $125.

For more information, visit or call 972.599.3145.

Collin College serves nearly 53,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.