Connie Hageman, a committee member of the Rush City Cadillac Dinner, displays a wooden plaque with the message, “Rush City Tiger Pride,” during the live auction. Donated by Lee’s Pro Shop, the item was sold to the high bidder for $185. Other goods that generated the most bids included an autographed Timberwolves basketball and a $150 gift card, T-shirt and sessions with trainer Jerry Lewis at Rush City Snap Fitness.
Photos by Melanie M. Hedberg
Recreational opportunities for local kids was the focus of the Rush City Youth Sports Club’s 7th Annual Cadillac Dinner April 12 at Chucker’s Bowl and Lounge. Here, Loren Davis (left) of the Grandy Lions presents Rush City Athletic Director Bob Schlagel with a $5,000 donation to support the Rush City Summer Recreation Program.
The Rush City Youth Sports Club made a $2,000 scholarship donation to Rush City High School. Here, Joey Folkema (left) presents the check to high school principal Brent Stavig.
On behalf of the Rush City Youth Sports Club, Joey Folkema (center) presents a $2,000 donation to the Rush City girls fastpitch program. Coaches Kim Erdman (left) and Lee Rood plan to apply the money to batting cages and portable fencing. The Youth Sports Club also donated $500 to the Rush City Summer Recreation Program.
During the number drawings and silent and live auction events, emcees Jim Ertz (left) and Glen Kuhlman kept the energy going for the nearly 200 guests who attended the dinner. Britt Bauman from XPlode Sports Training (not pictured) won $500 in the grand prize number drawing.