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Liverpool Dollars For Scholars plans upcoming events

Donations from our successful March phone-a-thon are being deposited into our account, waiting to be distributed to this year's scholarship winners in June. The scholarship application deadline has passed and the Dollars For Scholars Selection Committee will meet later in the spring to choose the winners and alternates based on student qualifications and specific criteria for each scholarship.

Scholarship donors, sponsors, and winners will be invited to a reception scheduled for Thursday June 24, which is the next big event on our agenda. We are well into the planning stages for the reception, which gives us a chance to publicly acknowledge the people who donate the money as well as recognize the students who win the scholarships. We also thank the individuals and groups who donate money to sponsor the reception.

Board of Directors President John Cerrone chairs the event, with lots of assistance from other Board members and students. Community members can contact John at 451-4653 if you would like to donate $100 and become a reception sponsor.

Plans are also in the works for our annual Dollars For Scholars Golf Tournament, which will be held at Foxfire in Baldwinsville on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. Golfers and sponsors are needed for the event.

Board member Donald Budmen is in charge. Student volunteers are needed to assist the adults who work at the tournament. This is our second largest fundraiser. We encourage people to think about sponsoring a hole or putting together a foursome. The event costs $90 per person, which includes golf, breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Extensive community participation makes the golf tournament a worthwhile fundraiser and an enjoyable social event. To sign up to play or to sponsor a hole, please contact Don at 652-1702.

We are also discussing additional fundraisers and coming up with ideas to encourage more LHS alumni and school district retirees to contribute to our worthwhile cause.

As always, we continue to appreciate the wonderful financial support we receive from the entire Liverpool community as we move closer to our goal of awarding a scholarship to every college bound Liverpool High School graduating senior.

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