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KETCH awarded $3K from fundraiser

03/15/2010

KETCH awarded $3K from fundraiser

The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) was one of four organizations to benefit from the CJ Memorial Golf Tournament held in September. The KETCH Program for Adaptive Care and Environment (PACE) program was recently awarded $3,000 from the fundraiser.

This is the third year PACE has been awarded funds from the tournament. This year PACE will use the funds towards the installation of a kitchen. The kitchen will be used to teach daily skills such as washing dishes and cleaning off the table. Staff and clients will also be able to prepare better lunches.

“It is going to teach [the clients] more life skills and help them grow in that aspect,” said Bily Curless, PACE Program Coordinator. “Something so [routine] to you and I is an accomplishment to [the clients].”

Construction on the kitchen is set to begin in the next month. The kitchen will feature polished concrete floors, natural duct work, stove, sink and refrigerator. To honor CJ the kitchen has been named “CJ’s Kitchen” and will be recognized on a plaque.
“CJ will always be a part of PACE,” said Curless, “my clients benefit from him to this day.”

The golf tournament is a fundraiser held by Frank Seitz in memory of his son, CJ Seitz, who attended the PACE program prior to his passing three years ago. The funds raised are awarded to organizations that were dear to CJ. Other award recipients include the Derby Free Sprits, Rainbows United, and the ARC of Sedgwick County.

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