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Last week the Mid-Illinois Chapter of the American Red Cross held their first ever golf outing.

There is a misconception that the Red Cross receives government funds to help them, however, Executive Director of the Mid-Illinois chapter, Carl Baker explains they do not. He explains the golf outing was a great success and all the money raised will go to help the victims of disasters around the area.

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The event also featured a great prize selection. Baker says they had a guaranteed prize of cruise tickets, sporting events of the winners choice, and a few raffle items. They also saw some great hole in one prizes, although no one was able to come away one.

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The first year event saw around 45 golfers take part. Baker says the event cost this year was $150, which covered golf, lunch, some giveaways, drinks, and dinner.

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Bakers says for a first year event, things ran rather smooth and he says all indications are the event should return for another go around next year.

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