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Community tees it up for kids at One Hope United outing

Desrie Flaschner of NorStates Bank and Brad Flaschner of Flash Contracting attended One Hope United’s 22nd annual golf outing. | SPECIAL TO SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Published in the Lake County News-Sun

News-Sun staff report September 27, 2012 4:10PM

One Hope United’s Northern Region hosted its 22nd annual charity golf outing earlier this month and raised nearly $60,000 for its child- abuse prevention programs and services.

“We are grateful for all the participants who help support our mission of protecting children and strengthening families,” said Marilee LaMattina, development associate at One Hope United.

The event drew 180 golfers who played at either Glen Flora Country Club or Bonnie Brook Golf Course in Waukegan.

After golfing and lunch, guests attended an evening program and dinner at Glen Flora that featured live and silent auctions.

A teenager in the agency’s CARE residential and therapeutic Day Treatment School, spoke at the event about how the programs have helped him grow and mature as a person and become a better student. The One Hope United staff “helped me become the successful young man I am today,” he said.

The CARE (Community Alternative Renewal Experience) program is a safe, nurturing environment for abused and neglected boys that focuses on developing life skills and relationships.

One Hope United is a private human-service organization that offers an array of prevention, intervention and community-based programs.

It serves more than 27,000 children and families in northern Illinois and Wisconsin.