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September, 24 2007 - 5th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner

What: Capture the Raptor

Where: Grayhawk Golf Club

When: 9/24/2007

Time: 6 pm

Beneficiary: Arizona Council on Economic Education

Presenting Sponsor(s): SRP

Co-Chair(s): Jacqi Fifield and Rudy Sleiman

Committee Members: Jacqi Fifield, Rudy Sleiman, Ashley Hall, Nadia Rivera, Elizabeth Volard, Leslie Williams, Paul Wright, Marissa Creager

Staff: VOLUNTEERS: Angela DeBenedetto, Tim Castillo, Lisa Dinnini, Monica Hawkins, Ellen Kirschenbaum, Carmina Loredo, Janna Lorenzen, Hilda Marchetti, Fran Parker, Jennifer Paulk, Carolyn Raper, Ted Raper, Candyse Rodriquez, Kathleen Rubi, Sachin Shah

Sponsors: SRP, Wachovia, Randy & Ken Kendrick, General Dynamics, Bell Honda, Arizona Business Bank, TransCapital, Scottsdale Healthcare, Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll, LLP, The Stock Market Game, Holland & Davis, Copia Partners, LLC, US Bank, Crescemt Crown Distributing, CHASE -- Camelback Capital, Bill Davis-Piper Jaffray, Brett Haglin, Dan McAullife-AG Edwards, Mark Michael-VCA Antech, Tom Murphy, Roger Replogle, Eric Ryan, Mike Sullivan, Greg Bice, Bruce Mapes, Dianna Smith, Tom Vergith

Attendance: 120

Attire: Golf

Special Thanks: Grayhawk Golf Club (Travis McCutcheon, Jeremy Cebalka, Pat Tryus); Charity Benefits Unlimited (Kyle Bell); Auction chair (Heather Cole); Graphic Design (RichardCarl Design)

Event Coordinator: Marissa Creager

Blacktie Photos by: Karen Levy

Nadia Rivera, Monica Hawkins
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The Arizona Council on Economic Education's  5th Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner

By Myra Richman

On September 24th, 2007, The Arizona Council on Economic Education (ACEE) held its 5th Annual event at Grayhawk Golf Club, where financial, educational and other Valley businesses and citizens interested in supporting the Arizona Council on Economic Education gathered for a day and evening of fun and sport. 

After a day of golf in perfect climate that ended at sundown over the lake, golfers were weary but full of fun and spirit as they bid on select sports auction and high end live auction items--including a 7-day Mexican Riviera Cruise, two tickets to the 2008 Fiesta Bowl, Fiesta Field and corporate tent, jewelry by Molina and Isaac Jewelers. Hot Stix Golf and Taylor Made donated many coveted woods, irons and putters. Settling down to a delicious buffet dinner, the laughter and bidding continued.  Ultimate Electronics provided the ultimate raffle item--a 50" LG Plasma Integrated HDTV Flat Panel. 

Coined 'Capture the Raptor' for the known challenges the Raptor course presents, this event is also about challenging individuals and organizations to begin and continue supporting ACEE through workshops and distribution of free materials so Arizona students and teachers become effective participants in a global economy. 

The mission of ACEE is to help Arizona students develop economic ways of thinking and problem solving that they can use in their lives as knowledgeable consumers, savers and investors, productive members of the workforce, responsible citizens, and informed participants.  In 2006, ACEE provided programs, courses and classroom materials to over 2,000 Arizona K-12 teachers so that over 250,000 students could make informed economic choices and financial decisions.

ACEE is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 educational organization.  For more information call 602-795-3706 or visit


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