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September 29, 2003

Golfers Brave Weather to Raise Money for CSD's Camp Lakodia Program

From: CSD - Sept 29, 2003



Release Date: Sept.29, 2003

Contact: Erin E. Casler

CSD Public Relations

Golfers Brave Weather to Raise Money for CSD's Camp Lakodia Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In spite of the rain and cold, 88 golfers participated in the First Annual CSD Golf Classic at Prairie Green Golf Course on Sept. 9, raising almost $30,000 for CSD's Camp Lakodia program. The camp, located in Madison,S.D., is home to various youth camp programs such as the National Middlers Leadership and Literacy Camp and the South Dakota 4-H program.

The rain that fell during registration did not dampen the good spirits of the participants, who munched doughnuts donated by Krispy Kreme and drank coffee donated by Kaladai's while they registered and waited to tee up. The tournament commenced at 10 a.m. with a line of golf carts heading off into the mist. It was a solid day of golfing by individuals who traveled from as far away as Texas and California to participate in this tournament.

The 19th hole reception, sponsored by First American Business Equipment Finance, had a silent auction with items donated by Sioux Falls area businesses. The auction featured items such as a hot air balloon ride, two airplane tickets to anywhere in the United States, and a winter of snow removal services by CSD Lawn - Snow Services.

The major sponsors were BMWD Sportfishing; Monarch Sales; First American Equipment Finance; First Dakota Title; Hagan, Wilka, & Archer; and Stencil Construction. The tournament's success was due to these sponsors, as well as the individuals and organizations that sponsored each hole on the golf course and participated on the greens.

The Vern Eide team (Todd Leach, Mark Sullivan, Mike Hansen and Jeff Jaeger) won the tournament, second place went to The Minnesota Mosquitoes (Mike Skjeveland, John Skjeveland, Davey Olson and Troy Anderson) and placing third was the Monarch team (Doug Fields, Barry Baron and Kevin Barber).

Plans are already under way for the Second Annual CSD Golf Classic on Sept. 9, 2004.

About CSD – CSD (also known as Communication Service for the Deaf, Inc.) was established in 1975, primarily to provide sign language interpreting services to deaf and hard of hearing adults in South Dakota. Today, CSD employs over 2,000 individuals in offices across the nation, providing a broad continuum of social and human services programs, as well as telecommunications relay services. CSD is a private, nonprofit agency dedicated to providing quality services; ensuring public accessibility; and increasing awareness of issues affecting the deaf, hard of hearing and individuals with speech disabilities. For more information, please visit

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