Tickets on sale for Quad Cities Leadership 2009 Annual Event

Bettendorf, Iowa (August 14, 2009) - Quad Cities Leadership Alumni United announces tickets on sale now for this year's third annual fall fundraiser.

The annual fall fest is scheduled for Thursday September 10 at 5:30pm at Modern Woodmen Park. This year's theme is "A night at the ballpark." Tickets are $40 per person in advance or $45 at the door. Tables of 8 can also be purchased at a discounted price of $300. Gold and silver sponsors can purchase a table for just $200.

This year's grant recipients will be announced at the event. There will be live entertainment performed by Ellis Kell and friends, wine tasting, heavy hors d' oeuvres, a silent auction and a raffle with raffle proceeds going to award one scholarship to the local student leadership academy.

The three grant recipients from 2008 included: $750 to Boys/Girls Club of Mississippi Valley for Power Hour, $750 to Transitions Mental Health Rehabilitation for Youth Education & Employment Readiness Project, and $500 to Rock Island County 4-H Extension for QC Teen Reality World

This year QCLAU will provide up to $1000 Quality of Life grants for programs or projects in Rock Island or Scott counties that support the group's mission: Quad Cities Leadership Alumni United will work to support programs and projects that enhance the quality of life in the Quad Cities Area.  This year's focus will be on programs that support education or employment readiness.

The Quad Cities Leadership Alumni United is made up of graduates from local leadership programs in both Iowa and Illinois.  QCLAU would like to thank our current gold sponsors: Dispatch/Argus, John Deere, One Step Inc., Isle Casino Hotel Bettendorf, St. Ambrose University, and the Quad City Times.

Follow QCLAU on Twitter and Quad City Leadership on Facebook. To purchase tickets or inquire about becoming an event sponsor, email qcleadership@gmail.com.

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