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Posted: Thursday, September 10, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 10:10 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

When…the Hellenic Spirit Foundation received funding from the annual “Greek Golf Open”? Some 135 golfers participated in the four-person scramble with lunch, dinner, an auction and live entertainment by Niko Georges. Event proceeds totaled almost $63,500. Pictured: Chris Christ, Tony Karakas and Bill Kallaos.

When…the St. Louis Men’s Group Against Cancer raised more than $30,000 at a radiothon? The organization provides money for local programs dedicated to research, prevention and care of cancer victims and their families. The event was hosted in conjunction with local radio station team 1380 KSLG and conducted from Ameristar Casino. Pictured: Kevin Slaten and Judy Ciapciak.

When…St. Louis resident Thurman Brooks shot a hole-in-one and won a 2009 Jaguar XF at the Colliers Turley Martin Tucker/Ronald McDonald House Golf Tournament? Moore Automotive sponsored the contest at Forest Hills Country Club. Proceeds will help provide a ‘home-away-from-home’ at Ronald McDonald House for families of seriously ill children being treated at local hospitals. Pictured: Thurman Brooks and Ronald McDonald.

When…Univer-sity of St. Louis Chancellor Tom George and his wife, Barbara Harbach, made a commitment of $2 million to UMSL? A mutual love of music and the arts led them to donate the money, which will support the college’s Women in the Arts initiative.

When…Crown Vision Center and KidSmart staff donated 1,000 school supplies to kick off the 2009 ‘Push for Pencils Campaign?’ Since 2002, KidSmart has distributed more than $12 million in school supplies to economically disadvantaged kids in the area. Pictured: Christy McCutcheon, Matt Matthews, Vera Gray, Jaime Grimes, Matthew Mellenthin, Andrea Mellenthin, Jennifer Miller and Laura Mellenthin.

When…a $5,000 check was presented to St. Louis Area Foodbank? It is the second installment from the sale of Enjoy a Local Cookbook. Local businessmen and restaurant owners joined to create and market the $15 cookbook, with a goal of raising $100,000. Pictured: Dennis Costello of IBS Incorporated, Verletta Cole from the Foodbank and Brian Carver of CarverAvola .

When…Arcturis received honorable mention for its ‘Crushing Hunger One Block at a Time’ Canstruction display to help raise awareness about hunger? The Arcturis team used Pixar’s WALL-E as a basis for its winning entry. The annual competition is sponsored by the Society for Design Administration, American Institute of Architects and St. Louis Mills Mall.

When…Community Living’s Board of Directors and Professional Advisory Network Team won the ‘Big Kahuna’ title at Community Living’s Celebrity Bartender Challenge? The event, held in St. Charles, raised $12,301.25 for Community Living’s programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County. The team featured Matt Neustadt from the hit reality show Farmer Wants a Wife and Rick Wallace and Van Lorenz from 106.5 The Arch. Pictured: board of directors and team members Mary Alsup Niedergerke, Mark Hollander and Chris McCoy.

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