Bill Caan and John Enright, both of Evanston, participated in the golf outing to raise funds for the Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation. Photo by Evanston Photographic Studio

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Evanston Township High School Educational Foundation raised almost $20,000 at the first annual ETHS Wildkit Golf Event held at Frank Govern Memorial Golf Course on Sept. 25.

The money raised will support the Foundation’s current initiative: funding the creation of a park-like setting at the bike rack area and re-landscaping the school’s west entrance.  Groundbreaking is set for late spring, 2010.

“Evanston Township High School continues to maintain its reputation as one of the finest public high schools in the country thanks to the vision of our leaders, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the generosity of our alumni, parents and other friends,” said Erika Erhart, Board President of the ETHS Educational Foundation.

Twenty-seven local businesses came out to support the Wildkit Golf Event, including Nicholas & Associates, Inc., the event’s premier sponsor.  The event was an 18-hole, scramble format with luxury Wilson golf products awarded to the golfers who had the longest drive and who were closest to the pin.

“We are very pleased with the success of this inaugural golf event, and are so grateful to our sponsors and donors who helped to make it happen.” said Sheila Fenn,  Wildkit Golf Event chair.

Through individual, corporate, and foundation gifts, the Foundation is able to raise and distribute funds to the high school in order to complement, enhance and enrich beyond the means of conventional public funding, opportunities that further the educational mission of Evanston Township High School.