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Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL) August 30, 2000 | Buck, Graham A group of young Mount Prospect residents soon will suit up in plaid knickerbockers and wool vests and head down to Peoria for a unique golf tournament that stresses all aspects of the game. this web site driving test game

The eight children, who will compete in the second annual Traditions of Golf Challenge National Tournament, will square off against 15 teams from other golfing hotbeds such as Manitoba, Canada, New Braunfels, Texas, Derby, Kan., Albuquerque, N.M. and Ruston, La.

In addition to playing for the best round, each team will earn points based on its knowledge of the rules, history and etiquette of golf. At each hole the four-person teams will be asked a question related to the game. If answered correctly, they’ll accumulate more points. Judges will also observe each team’s etiquette.

“It is great to be involved with a program that focuses on kids learning more than just how to swing a club,” said Marc Heidicamp, coach of the Mount Prospect team.

The tournament, which runs from Sept. 8 to 10 at Peoria’s Kellogg Golf Course, is being conducted by Hook a Kid on Golf, a program of the West Palm Beach-based National Alliance for Youth Sports.

The eight-member team is comprised of Chris Beedi, Sean Kelly, Brad Nicpon, Eric Nicpon, Jim O’Connor, Angela Ruth, Catherine Ruth and Jason Wisla.

Do-gooders: The Mount Prospect Special Events Commission is looking for nominations for its Shining Star Awards, which recognize individuals and organizations that contribute to making the village a better community in which to live and work.

The deadline for all nominations is Nov. 15. This year’s award winners will be announced at the village’s Celestial Celebration dinner Feb. 3.

For more information about the different awards or to request a nomination form, visit the village’s Web site, www.mountprospect.org, or call Laura Luteri at (847) 392-5227 or Leo Floros at (847) 255-1985.

Toon Town: Parents who can’t stop their children from doodling and scribbling on the walls, the tables and the furniture can at least help them to develop this creative interest.

The Mount Prospect Park District is offering the class “{HYPERLINK “visart.htm” \l “3027”Cartooning}” as part of its fall session of programs. The class will meet Thursday afternoons from Sept. 7 to 28 at The Studio, 1326 W. Central Road.

Students will learn a different cartoon drawing techniques, including facial expressions, exaggeration, emotions, cartoon bodies and how a single line can show Snoopy crying, laughing, thinking and sleeping. Students also will be taught to create their own cartoon characters.

For details, call (847) 956-5353.

Techsperts: The Technology Leadership Team of Prospect Heights School District 23 is offering a free series of workshops to district residents. in our site driving test game

A series of Community Computer Nights will be held 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. each month from September to May. in the Sullivan School computer lab, 700 North Schoenbeck Road. Each workshop will be conducted by Director of Technology Jon Tanner, Technology Facilitators Jan Travis and Celina Watts and Staff Development Coordinator Richard Lange.

“We believe that by (helping) our families to become more computer literate, we’ll be helping educate our students,” Tanner said.

For details, call (847) 870-3850 Ext. 105.

Play Ball: The Prospect Heights Park District wants you to sign up for some ball games this fall. The district is looking for teams for its men’s 16-inch fall softball league. Games are on Monday and Wednesday evenings starting Sept 11. Team fees are $450 for residents and $500 for non-residents. Call (847) 394-2848 for details.

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