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The recent CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children) of Lake County golf tournament at the Polson Bay Golf Course was a huge success even given the usual poor weather conditions for this annual event. 

Even with the challenging economic conditions area businesses stepped up in a big way with hole sponsorships and while our tournament field was down a few teams the tournament raised more than $11,000 to continue funding to this valuable non-profit program. 

A special thanks to our board members who donated their time to make the event a success, to Roger Wallace and Cameron Milton at the golf course for their outstanding organization, to the CASA golf tournament committee headed by Bill Harrington for their dedication, to the CASA volunteers and helpers who gave their time, to the golf course restaurant for a superb breakfast at a reasonable cost, to our director Diane Richard without whose expertise this program would fall into shambles, to the celebrities who played and donated their time to be auctioned, to Matt Olson, who bailed me out with auctioneer assistance, and to Jeff Andrews of State Farm Insurance without whose underwriting this tournament could not exist. 

It is extremely gratifying to all of us that Lake County residents and others who came from outside of the area to help with this event realize the importance of providing volunteer advocates to displaced children. These dedicated folks provide the child’s primary voice in District Court proceedings. 

This golf tournament provides a large part of the operating budget for this necessary organization. If I overlooked anyone, know I sincerely appreciate and thank you for your dedication and help and hope you will continue to support us in the future. 

Mick Holien


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