Even with a threat of rain in the morning (and a few sprinkles before the golf started) it turned out to be a perfect day for golf. Calumet Country Club was in pristine condition, and the staff was helpful, kind and wonderful, as always. We are so lucky to have this excellent facility and these supportive people to help us with our effort on behalf of TTHS students.
The Sophisticats performed at lunch, much to the delight of the crowd. Later in the day, we had Cheerleaders helping with raffle basket and split-the-pot tickets. Students from the Navistar sponsored Diesel Engine Program, a huge success for the high school and the community, also joined us for dinner.
We were pleased to honor eight former teachers this year, although not all of them were able to join us in person. Ted Czech, Bill Hayse, Don McGee, George Roeper, Erin Roeper, Al Sowa, Ed Beghosian and Fred Harvey were this year’s special guests at dinner. We again thank them for their contributions to the lives of so many, and hold them in our hearts.
Tom Dreesen joined us again this year and was hilarious at dinner. What a special gift he is to us all. Thank you so much, Tom.
The event was a financial success as well, thanks entirely to the generosity of many, not least of all Dan Ustian and many people connected to Navistar. Our ongoing thanks, Dan. And thanks to each of you. Your gifts, subscriptions, auction purchases, and on and on, made it possible for TALF to make a net profit on this event of nearly $100,000. What an amazing testament, particularly in difficult times, to your commitment to our young people. Thank you, thank you, thank you.