CLC graduate Frank Frattalone owns the business that sponsors the fund-raiser.
The total raised from the seventh annual Central Lakes College Heavy Equipment Operations and Maintenance program golf fund-raiser was $21,673.26, a record-setting amount and more than $5,000 above last year's total.
The event is among the most successful in support of the Staples-based training program.
Golfers enjoyed fantastic weather at Oak Glen Country Club, Stillwater, and nearly 150 participants (quite a few of whom were former CLC students) joined Advisory Board members and instructors for friendly competition.
Sponsor Frattalone Excavating and Grading Inc., Little Canada, has raised $112,441.73 in seven years for the program based on the west campus near Staples.
Frank Frattalone, a 1969 HEOM program graduate, owns and operates the business that not only has sponsored the benefit but also donated equipment for use in training students. A number of CLC graduates are among the more than 200 equipment operators employed at his firm.
The following annual amounts have been raised for the college program: 1999, $14,203; 2000, $15,110.77; 2001, $16,994; 2002, $15,633.70; 2003, $13,600; 2004, $15,227; 2005, $21,673.26.
Another CLC golf fund-raiser, the seventh Robert Danzl Memorial event, is scheduled Sept. 11 at Pine Ridge south of Motley. It traditionally raises Robert Danzl Memorial Scholarship funds for students studying in health-care professions and mechanical drafting and design.
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