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Date: 5/21/2007

Ron Kittle’s Indiana Sports Charities donates $40,000 to cancer research at Community Hospital

(From left) Brian Popp, Indiana Sports Charities board member; John Mybeck, senior vice president and chief administrative officer of Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana; Donald S. Powers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana; and Ron Kittle, chairman of Indiana Sports Charities, hold a giant check representing a giant donation of $40,000 to Community Cancer Research Foundation from Indiana Sports Charities.

MUNSTER — Indiana Sports Charities, chaired by former Chicago Sox baseball player Ron Kittle, donated $40,000 to the Community Cancer Research Foundation. The funds will be used for cancer research, community cancer education and screening, and the Cancer Resource Centre, which offers free support services.

“We very much appreciate the support that Ron Kittle has given for a number of years toward cancer research and education,” said Donald S. Powers, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc.

“Indiana Sports Charities is proud to participate in the fight against cancer,” said Kittle, who founded Indiana Sports Charities in 1989 to assist cancer research facilities and educational institutions throughout Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana by providing financial support. The organization is a completely volunteer group with no overhead costs or paid staff.

The Indiana Sports Charities 18th Annual 2007 Celebrity Golf Classic, which funds cancer research, is scheduled Monday, June 11 at Briar Ridge County Club in Schererville. Golfers may register as a fivesome, not including a celebrity golfer for a total of six golfers. The fee is $425 per golfer or $2,125 per five-person team. Typically, the event is sold out, so early registration is suggested. For more information, call 219-395-9263 or visit www.indianasportscharities.org.