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Positive impact

Published: Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

We recently held our 11th annual Chris Applegate Memorial Charity Soccer Tournament at Regional Sports Center. The 12-team tournament was able to raise nearly $1,300 to benefit the Huntley Heat United Soccer Club’s “Hardship Fund,” which will benefit children and families in our community.

We owe the success of our event to the tremendously generous contributions of a number of outstanding individuals and organizations. I would like to give my most heartfelt thanks to Rick Ceh for his assistance in coordinating volunteers; our officials, Mike Schmickley and Rick Blaisdell; Tom Neese and Sam Rogers for their efforts in securing donations for the event; and Joe Bishop, Mark Bauer, Emily Hill, Missy Moffett and Braidy and Morgan Ceh for their help in seeing that the tournament ran smoothly.

I also would like to thank the following people and businesses for their thoughtful donations in support of this great cause: Ed O’Hearn and Front Row Sales and Marketing; Country Inn and Suites of Crystal Lake; Woodstock Harley-Davidson; Napoli’s Pizza in Woodstock; and the Crystal Lake Buffalo Wild Wings.

On behalf of Chris’ friends and family, we would like to thank all of the participants and volunteers for helping to celebrate Chris’ spirit and make a positive impact in our community.

Jon Betts


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