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The Chicago Training Center (CTC) online links to articles and pieces available from newspapers, magazines and other publications and broadcast sources is listed in the table below. Click on an item title or date to view that item.

CTC at Oxford, Boat Race 2010 and London Youth Rowing Live from Gage Park April 1, 2010

LONDON -- (c/o Xchanging live web feed) -- CTC Executive Director Montana Butsch, and rowers Abel Duran and Argel Herrera join CTC supporters at the 156th Oxford/Cambridge Boat Race on the River Thames sponsored by Xchanging. CTC teens in Chicago will watch live from Gage Park at 2411 W 55th Street. In addition, CTC teens at Gage Park wll participate in internet erg racing with London Youth Rowing at the Thames Rowing Club.

It's All About The Tough Row March 26, 2010

Chicago -- (Chicago Sun Times) -- Mike Clark explores the challenges and successes faced by CTC founding team members as they reach their senior year in high school. Includes interviews with Charielle McMullen and Abigail Avila on their acceptance to a post-graduate year at the prestigous Phillips Exeter Acadamy in New Hampshire and an interview with senior, Abel Duran..

Neighborhood Sports - Basketball, sure, but rowing and archery too April 8, 2009

CHICAGO -- (NeighborhoodSportsChicago.org) -- Gordon Walek, Carl Vogel and Amadi-Jordan Walker discuss the interest Engelwood teens show in Chicago Training Center's rowing program as they try their hand at practice on an erg. The academic, athletetic and social benefits of the sport of competitive rowing are discussed as well as perspectives from CTC Executive Director Montana Butsch and local Engelewood teens.

Business Wire - Gala 2008 November 11, 2008 CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Chicago Training Center (CTC), an Illinois not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation, celebrates its second annual Gala Event "Ready ... Set ... Row!" for underserved area youth with a fundraiser at Chicago South Shore Cultural Center on Friday, November 11th from 5:30 -9:30 PM. Speakers include: Secretary of State, Jesse White; Christian Farr of WTTW; Leda Santodomingo of Telemundo; ABC-7's Karen Jordan and Executive Director's Award Honoree Juan Rangel. Music by the Mike Allemena Band.
NBC Chicago - Around Town October 31, 2008 NBC Chicago's Around Town reporter Wendy Wollenberg describes the event sponsored by River West hot spot Rednonfive (440 North Halsted) with the support of CTC Executive Director, Montana Butsch -- to follow the second annual CTC benefit gala on November 14th 2008 -- proceeds to benefit Chicago Training Center (CTC).
Chi-Town Daily News August 4, 2008 Chicago's Chi-Town Daily News' Regan Crisp presents CTC's programming, growth and financial needs. This piece describes CTC's programming and tutoring and the participation of local Chicago teens. In addition, Regan Crisp presents a description of the start of CTC in 2006 and the many stakeholders involved.
WTTW - Rowing July 7, 2008 Chicago's Public Broadcasting TV affiliate, WTTW-TV, 'Chicago Tonight' segment on the Chicago Training Center's program. Channel 11's Christian Farr has the story on the growth of CTC programming. The segment includes scenes on the Lincoln Park Boat Club Lagoon, on the Chicago River and at Loyola Law School.. Executive Director Montana Butsch coaching CTC members, and Alderman Willie Cochran, Sean Harden of the Mayor's Office and Patrick Slattery expressing their views on the growing program.
US 99.5 FM, Chicago - Butsch June 19, 2008 CHICAGO -- (99.5 FM) -- Montana Butsch, Executive Director of The Chicago Training Center (CTC), speaks with Lisa Dent of US99.5FM regarding the recent article about him in People Magazine, CTC and the 2008 Chicago Training Center Gala to be held on Novermber 14th at the South Shore Cultural Center. This is a 3mb MPG4 file, you will need a player to listen to it.
Business Wire - Gala 2007 October 29, 2007 CHICAGO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Chicago Training Center (CTC), an Illinois not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation, celebrates its premier 2007 Gala Event " The Future of Rowing " for at-risk area youth with a fundraiser at Chicago South Shore Cultural Center on Saturday, November 10th from 7-11:00 PM.
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Representative Danny K. Davis October 23, 2007 Congressman Danny K. Davis tells of learning about CTC and the pilot program participants, including the benefits being realized and CTC's mission. Representative Davis encourages friends in the 7th Congressional District, IL, to continue their support of CTC and to give due consideration to attending the upcoming CTC Gala on November 7th at the beautiful South Shore Cultural Center.
WFLD - Learning to Row July 15, 2007 Chicago's FOX-TV affiliate, WFLD, evening news segment on the Chicago Training Center's 2007 pilot program. FOX News' Nancy Pender has the story on the CTC pilot program. The segment, aired in the 9pm CT News Hour, includes scenes of the Lincoln Park Juniors in an eight, Executive Director Montana Butsch in a launch with CTC members, and coach Vanessa Diaz with other CTC members expressing their views on the new program.
Tribune - Fighting Upstream Battle

April 20, 2007

Chicago Tribune's Barry Temkin writes in the 'On High School' section of Friday's paper about Executive Director Montana Butsch's views on CTC's mission, plans and activities. 2007 CTC RAP program participants Mayra Correa, David Woulard and Azriel Leyva are quoted as is Ms. Marvelle Manga of ASM and Mr. Sean Harden, executive assitant to the mayor.


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