Big check, big smiles at Cadillac Dinner

On behalf of the Grandy Lions, Loren Davis (center) presented a ceremonial check for $10,000 to Rush City Schools Activities Director Bob Schlagel (left) for the summer recreation program. Also pictured is Glen Kuhlman, who served as emcee of the event. Photos by Jon Tatting

On behalf of the Grandy Lions, Loren Davis (center) presented a ceremonial check for $10,000 to Rush City Schools Activities Director Bob Schlagel (left) for the summer recreation program. Also pictured is Glen Kuhlman, who served as emcee of the event. Photos by Jon Tatting

Kids who enjoy summer recreation through Rush City Schools were the real winners Saturday night, April 13 at the Rush City Youth Sports Club’s 6th Annual Cadillac Dinner.

Guests packed the house at Chucker’s Bowl and Lounge for good food, wine tasting, silent and live auctions, drawings and more — thanks to many businesses, service organizations and individuals from the area.

The highlight of the evening was Loren Davis of the Grandy Lions presenting a check for $10,000 to Rush City Schools Activities Director Bob Schlagel for the summer recreation program through Community Education. The funds came from pulltab and bingo at Time Out Sports Bar & Grill in Rock Creek, Davis said.

Last year, the Lions donated $15,000 to the youth sports club.

The school district’s summer recreation program also received a boost from the sports club’s Shake-A-Day game, which was held at the Cadillac Dinner. Here, sports club member Joe Folkema presents a $500 check to Bob Schlagel.

The school district’s summer recreation program also received a boost from the sports club’s Shake-A-Day game, which was held at the Cadillac Dinner. Here, sports club member Joe Folkema (right) presents a $500 check to Bob Schlagel.

The Rush City Youth Sports Club also presented a ceremonial check, in the amount of $500 from the Shake-A-Day game held that night, for the summer recreation program.

This year, the club is sponsoring two JO volleyball teams, three youth football teams, six youth basketball teams, 35 youth wrestlers and 56 participants from the Xplode Summer Program.

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