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The Bank of Edwardsville team at Monday’s Girl Scout Golf Classic raised more than $33,000 for the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and its mission of providing a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience for nearly 14,000 girls and 4,500 adults throughout southern Illinois.
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Susan Bowman, left, Ralph Korte, Donna Korte and Villie M. Appoo, Girl Scout CEO. Susan Bowman is on GSSI’s BOD and is Ralph and Donna Korte’s daughter. Donna and Ralph Korte were honored by the Girl Scouts for their 25 years of service to the Girl Scout Golf Classic and the Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and its mission of providing nearly 14,000 girls a premier Girl Scout Leadership Experience throughout southern Illinois.
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Scott Plocher, of Plocher Construction, pitches out of the sand trap during Monday’s Girl Scout Golf Classic at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison. Plocher is the Girl Scout Golf Classic co-chair with Larry Lucco.
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Larry and Cherri Lucco, of the Lucco Financial Partners team, have been longtime supporters of the Girl Scout Golf Classic. Larry is the Girl Scout Golf Classic co-chair with Scott Plocher.
GLEN CARBON – Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois raised more than $33,000 during its 25th Annual Girl Scout Golf Classic May 12 at Gateway National Golf Links in Madison.
During the past 25 years, the Girl Scout golf tournament has raised more than $780,000 to support program development, financial assistance and to maintain and improve Girl Scout camps.
“We are thrilled that our golf tournament was so successful this year and the money raised will help Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois continue to provide a premier Girl Scout leadership experience for our 14,000 girl members,” said Villie M. Appoo, GSSI chief executive officer.
“Raising $33,000 during this year’s golf tournament would not have been possible without the leadership and support of our corporate sponsors, our players, our golf committee members and our other supporters,” Appoo said. “I would like to specially thank our corporate sponsors for all of their hard work and dedication to make our golf tournament so successful — Ralph and Donna Korte and The Korte Company; Larry and Cheri Lucco and Lucco Financial Partners; Scott and Brenda Plocher and Plocher Construction; Darren Wright and Kevin Doak and the Bank of Edwardsville, and Wells Fargo Insurance and Siemer Milling.”
2013 Girl Scout Golf Tournament Sponsors were:
Platinum Sponsor: Wells Fargo Insurance
Gold Sponsors: The Korte Company, Lucco Financial Partners, Plocher Construction, The Bank of Edwardsville
Silver Sponsor: Siemer Milling
During the golf classic dinner, Donna and Ralph Korte were recognized for 25 years of committed service and leadership of the Girl Scout Golf Classic and their continued support of Girl Scouts and its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character.
“Donna and Ralph have been with us and the Girl Scout Golf Classic since we began 25 years ago,” Appoo said. “Thanks to their continued support, we have raised more than $780,000 over the years to provide a premier leadership experience for our girls and because of Donna and Ralph, our girls have opportunities to Discover, Connect and Take Action to make the world a better place for all of us.”
Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois is a high-capacity Girl Scout council serving about 14,000 girls and 4,800 adult volunteers in 40 ½ counties in Southern Illinois. GSSI is a nonprofit organization supported by United Ways throughout the region and is a United Way partner.
For information, call Jay Strobel at (618) 692-0692.