ACC scholarship fundraiser brings $27K

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April 9, 2018 - 11:00 PM

Walter Wulf and employees from Monarch Cement Company are shown with a Hall of Fame Kansas City Chiefs helmet they received for sponsoring six tables at the ACC Red Scholarship Athletic Gala. The helmet featured signatures of Hall of Fame players Bobby Bell, Curly Culp, Len Dawson, Will Shields and others. COURTESY PHOTO

A fundraising event brought nearly $27,000 for scholarships for student athletes at Allen Community College.

The Annual Red Scholarship Athletic Gala March 24 collected a record $26,887 after expenses, making it the most successful gala to date, Aimee Thompson, ACC director of development, said. Last year’s event raised $18,500.

The most coveted prize of the evening was a package to see a Wichita Thunder hockey game, donated by Monarch Cement Company. The package included 12 passes to a game with access to the Monarch suite, $500 in food and beverages and three parking passes. That brought a bidding war between two people, which ended when Monarch officials said they’d provide two packages if both bidders accepted the current bid of $1,500 for a total of $3,000.

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