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Raue Center’s President’s Golf Classic Sold-out event makes 3 in a row!

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Raue Center for the Arts scored a hole in one for record-setting at the 3rd Annual President’s Golf Classic July 14. This year’s Classic garnered a net gain of $45,000 for the Raue, the highest ever.  

Credit for the sensational fundraising event goes to the extraordinary efforts by the center’s dedicated committee members and their devotion to Raue Center’s mission of bringing arts into the community.  The committee was led by Gus Ponce, of ComED; and Matthew Turk, of INTREN.

Ponce, Chicago director of T&S at ComED, holds the position of chairman of the committee at Raue Center, and is able to set the course for the center using his spectacular business expertise.  Ponce is responsible for championing the arts in the business community that has resulted in a veritable outpouring of support from that sector.  

The event took place at Crystal Lake Country Club where, despite the deluge the night prior, scores of participants enjoyed a relaxing day of golfing on a spectacular course, due to the extra efforts led by CLCC General Manager Gary Hool and P.G.A. pro Casey Brozek.  

Richard Kuranda, executive director at Raue Center for the Arts stated, "I am so proud of Gus and the entire team!  They have made this event a huge success because of their passion for the arts!!  Gus and ComEd put their communities first and for that we are grateful!"  

The whole of Raue Center has said that they are extremely grateful for the wonderful support provided them from the event sponsors and to everyone who participated in the 3rd Annual President’s Golf Classic.    

Raue Center | 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, IL 60014 | 815.356.9212 | rauecenter.org

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