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Brodhead district denies claim over golf outing prize

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GINA R. HEINE
January 29, 2008
— An area golfer who scored a hole in one during a Brodhead School District golf outing last summer has filed a notice of claim alleging the district failed to give him the promised award, a Buick Enclave.

At the Brodhead School Board’s Monday night meeting, the board unanimously decided to deny Brett Krattiger’s claim, Superintendent Chuck Deery said.


The board and its attorney felt Krattiger had no basis for a claim, Deery said.


Facts of the July 28 event at Decatur Lake Country Club, Brodhead, are in dispute, Deery said. The district holds the annual charity golf outing to benefit the athletics department, he said.


One of the outing’s sponsors, Ayres Chevrolet, changed its prize list, he said, but because of late notification, participants were not informed of the change until the morning of the outing.


The fact that Krattiger made a hole in one on the 16th hole is not in dispute, Deery said.


Instead of awarding a vehicle, Ayers Chevrolet awarded Krattiger with $500, the prize for the golfer getting the closest to or a hole in one, Deery said.


But Krattiger alleges the district failed to award him a Buick Enclave for making the hole in one, according to the notice of claim and claim for damages.


“A car was located near the tee box on Hole 16 and was a vehicle from Ayers Chevrolet, as advertised. The car, a Buick Enclave, is valued at approximately $34,000. As a result of the breach of contract to provide prizes promised in return for entry into this event and the accomplishments of an entry during the event, Brett Krattiger has suffered damages equal to the value of this car—$34,000,” the notice states.


Krattiger’s “primary inducement” to enter the outing was the promise of prizes offered at each hole, the notice states.


But Deery said a prize was awarded to Krattiger, and the prize change was announced at the start of the outing when Krattiger was present, Deery said.



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