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Posted: Friday, October 3, 2008 12:00 am | Updated: 10:16 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

When…St. John’s Mercy held its fifth annual Benefit for the Kids golf tournament and dinner auction? The event raised more than $650,000 and will benefit the 85,000 pediatric patients that St. John’s Mercy Children’s Hospital serves each year in neonatal intensive care, pediatric intensive care, pediatric oncology and hematology. Pictured: Rene Knott, sports director at KSDK NewsChannel 5.

When…The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL) held its ribbon cutting ceremony to officially opening its doors? CCSCSL intends to promote chess across the metropolitan area by offering materials and mentors to individuals, schools and other groups. The organization will host tournaments and exhibitions, as well as sponsor lectures and classes and provide a place for members to play. CCSCSL is located at 4657 Maryland Ave. Pictured: Robbyn Wahby, executive director Tony Rich, president Rex Sinquefield, Jeanne Sinquefield, alderwoman Lyda Krewson and executive director of the U.S. Chess Federation, Bill Hall.

When…hundreds of golfers turned out at Youth in Need’s 11th annual Golfing for Youth Benefit Tournament? The tournament, held at Whitmoor Country Club, was sponsored by Smurfit-Stone. Youth in Need serves more than 10,000 children, teens and families each year through residential group homes, homeless street outreach, education, counseling and support groups, foster care case management, and infant, child and family development programs. Pictured: Jim Braun, Youth In Need’s president and CEO, and Chris Brescia of Smurfit Stone

When…Uno, the beagle who won Best in Show at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, visited the Ronald McDonald West Pine House as part of the ‘Westminster’s Angel on a Leash’ therapy dog program? Ronald McDonald House provides a ‘home away from home’ for families of seriously ill children traveling to St. Louis for medical treatment. Pictured: Uno and Jordan, who recently underwent a double lung transplant.

When…Monsanto Fund presented the Missouri History Museum with a $150,000 check to support the George Washington Carver exhibition? The exhibit, which showcases the achievements of Carver, was organized by The Field Museum in Chicago, Tuskegee University and the National Park Service. Pictured: Michael Martin of Monsanto Fund and Dr. Robert Archibald, president of the Missouri History Museum.

When…St. Patrick Center held its annual Back-to-School Giveaway, collecting and distributing more than 2,000 donated backpacks? Parishoners at 31 Catholic parishes, as well as employees at seven area businesses, participated in the school supply drive. Pictured: donated backpacks

When…Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) received a $2,500 grant from United Way of Greater St. Louis? The grant will be used to print and distribute the Youth Yellow Pages, which contains information on services and community resources intended to help homeless and at-risk children make informed decisions.  Next spring, 2,500 Youth Yellow Pages will be printed and distributed by LSEM staff and volunteers and to youth and youth service providers in St. Louis City. Pictured: Juliana Greenfield, executive director Dan Glazier, and LSEM executive Gary Dollar.

When…MassageLuxe, a Missouri-based massage salon in Rock Hill, celebrated its grand opening by donating 10 percent of its sales and 20 percent of the profits from all appointments to The Gateway Chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society? Pictured: Al Hrabosky; MassageLuxe president Ryan Ludwig, Katie Gross, and developer Todd Beckman.

When…more than 200 golfers participated in Youth In Need’s 11th annual Golfing for Youth Benefit at Whitmoor Country Club in St. Charles? The event raised $88,000 to support the children, teens and families served by Youth in Need. In addition to the money raised, the tournament’s title sponsor donated $10,000, and principal corporate partner Culpeppers Grill & Bar donated $15,000. Pictured: president Jim Braun and Pam Braun.

When…Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club held its 19th annual ‘Say Amen’ Banquet at St. Louis Airport Marriott Hotel? The keynote speaker was Precious Williams, a New York City attorney and former recipient of the Mathews-Dickey ‘The Sky is the Limit’ scholarship 11 years ago. Pictured: Jon Grayson, Precious Williams, Barbara Washington, Ron Fromm and Martin Mathews

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