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President Perry Weinberg of Evanston made the announcement and said, “The Board is grateful to the individuals and businesses that have provided their generous support to help Canal Shores for the 2014 season. This is our second season under our reorganization, and we are pleased to receive the financial support that is essential to the future of this amazing gem in the Evanston and Wilmette communities. We owe the sponsors a big thank you for their confidence in our ability to rebuild and maintain the course.”

The association, an all volunteer organization, was formed in 1919 to manage the operations of the 18-hole Canal Shores Golf Course under a special lease agreement with the City of Evanston and Village of Wilmette. The course runs along the North Shore Channel on land owned by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District from Green Bay Road to the Baha’i Temple near Wilmette Harbor.

The hole sponsors for 2014 are a cross-section of individuals and businesses in the area that support the course as a public and open space, assuring golf and other outdoor activities throughout the year.

Sponsors include (in alphabetical order):

Alchemy Coffee

Ashland/Colfax/Jackson/Lincoln Neighbors

Bluestone

Candlelite Restaurant

Capright

Chris Carey Construction

Crain’s

First Bank and Trust

Grumman/Butkus

Higher Gear

Iskowich Family

NorthStar Heating and Air Conditioning

Northshore Electric

Offsite

Romano Brothers

State Farm Insurance

Union Street Tin

Wikel Family

The funds from the generosity of sponsors will help the Board fulfill its mission to upgrade the greens and to continue in the proud tradition of keeping the space open to all residents for recreational uses.

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Editor’s Note: The Evanston Wilmette Golf Course Association is established as a charitable organization and qualifies as an exempt organization under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. All gifts and contributions to the association are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. For more information on Canal Shores Golf Course and the association, visit our new website at www.canalshores.org.org.