Golf CY18 NCR IL Windy City Golf Open

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Previously known as the William T. White, Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament, the American Cancer Society Windy City Golf Open will celebrate its 37th anniversary in 2018 at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest, IL. 

Golfers are able to play their on ball on Conway Farms’ Championship Course, host of the 2017 BMW Championship and rated #10 in Illinois by Golf Digest. Golf includes caddies, access to driving range and putting green, lunch, cocktail reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, player gift and the opportunity to bid on our silent auction and participate in our raffle. 

Sponsors and individual golfers will have the opportunity to play in the 7:45am Morning Shotgun or the 12:30pm Afternoon Shotgun. To maximize the traditions of Conway Farms Golf Club, the American Cancer Society Windy City Golf Open is a walking event. Carts are available for those who have a handicap or medical condition by request.

We anticipate that we will sell out and have a full course of golfers in the morning and afternoon, so please do not delay signing up your foursome.  

Event Day Schedule

10:00am - Check-in, Silent Auction, Putting Green and Driving Range Open

11:00am - 12:15pm - Lunch Buffet in the Clubhouse

12:15pm - Announcements at the flag pole near the Clubhouse

12:30pm - Shotgun Start

5:00pm - Cocktail Reception 

History

In 1981, William T. White, Jr. initiated a community golf tournament to bring friends together to raise funds to support the American Cancer Society. The tournament was named in his memory after he lost his battle with leukemia in 1993 and remained so named through 2017. After honoring longtime American Cancer Society volunteer Kathy Mignin in 2017, Bill and Susan White and the executive committee agreed to change the name of the event going forward to the Windy City Golf Open to honor all of those currently fighting cancer and memorialize those we have lost to the disease.

Since the event’s inception, participants and sponsors have raised more than $2 million to fund research and patient support services.

Silent Auction Preview

Auction Package: 200 

Name of Package: Wine & Fine Dining

Description: Dinner for six (6) people to be hosted in the Fireplace Room at Inovasi in Lake Bluff. This evening will include five (5) courses of cuisine and will accompanied with wine pairings.

Restrictions: All taxes are included. Gratuity is not included. Reservations are required.

Value: $700

Donor: Inovasi Restaurant LLC

 

Auction Package: 202 

Name of Package: North Shore Bites

Description: One (1) $100 gift card to Guildhall restaurant in Glencoe.

    One (1) $50 gift certificate to Fred's Garage in Winnetka.

    One (1) $150 gift certificate for dinner for up to four (4) people to Firefly Kitchen in Wilmette.

    One (1) $75 food and beverage gift certificate to Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook.

    $25 towards the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverage at Buffalo Wild Wings in Algonquin, Skokie, Round Lake Beach, Mt. Prospect, Vernon Hills, Hoffman Estates, Crystal Lake, Skokie (Old Orchard Mall) or Northbrook.

Restrictions: Firefly: Excludes alcohol and gratuity. Blackout dates: Valentine's Day, New Year's Eve, and Saturday nights. Expires May 31, 2019.

Prairie Grass: Tax and gratuity not included. 

Buffalo Wild Wings: Certificate is good for one year after May 22, 2018. This has no cash value. Certificate is not valid on alcohol beverage.

Value: $400

Donor: Buffalo Wild Wings, Firefly Kitchen, Fred's Garage, Guildhall and Prairie Grass Cafe

 

Auction Package: 204 

Name of Package: Worldly Cuisine

Description: One (1) $100 gift card to Mon Ami Gabi in Chicago. 

    Four (4) $25 gift cards to Cafe Ba•Ba•Reeba! in Chicago.

    One (1) $50 gift voucher to Torino Ramen in Wilmette.

Restrictions: Mon Ami Gabi: Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Valid one-time use at Mon Ami Gabi for up to $100 off your bill. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid towards Frequent Diner points. Not valid for private parties or any catered event. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery.   Cafe Ba•Ba•Reeba!: Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Valid one-time use at Cafe Ba•Ba•Reeba! for up to $25 off your bill for each card. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid towards Frequent Diner points. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery.   Torino Ramen: Expires January 31, 2019. Valid for food and beverage only.

Value: $250

Donor: Lettuce Entertain You and Torino Ramen

 

Auction Package: 206

Name of Package: Pizza Night!

Description: One (1) $50 gift certificate to Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe in Winnetka.

    Two (2) $25 gift cards to Napolita Pizza in Wilmette.

    Two (2) $50 gift cards to Stella Barra Pizzeria.

    Two (2) free Blaze Pizza and two (2) free cold drinks at Blaze Pizza - Old Orchard.

Restrictions: Grateful Bites: Expires April 25, 2019. Not redeemable for cash.   Napolita Pizza: Entire card value must be used in a single visit, unused amounts will not be available for future use. Valid for dine-in or carryout only. Not valid for delivery, with other promotions or discounts, or towards the purchase of merchandise. May not be applied towards gratuity. Not redeemable for cash. Cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Management reserves all rights.   Stella Barra: Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Valid one-time use at Stella Barra Pizzeria for up to $50 off your bill. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid towards Frequent Diner points. Not valid for private parties or any catered event. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery.   Blaze Pizza: Not valid with app, online or phone orders. In-restaurant only. No cash value. Valid only at Old Orchard location. Expires January 31, 2018.

Value: $223

Donor: Blaze Pizza - Old Orchard Center, Grateful Bites Pizza Shoppe, Lettuce Entertain You, and Napolita Pizzeria Wine Bar


Auction Package: 208

Name of Package: Chef's Tasting at Gemini

Description: Chef's Tasting for four (4) people at Gemini Chicago in Lincoln Park. Includes four (4) courses with wine pairings.

Restrictions: Reservations are required. Gratuity is not included. Certificate must be mentioned when booking. Expires July 9, 2019.

Value: $500

Donor: Gemini

 

Auction Package: 210

Name of Package: Let's Do Italiano

Description: One (1) $150 gift card to EJ's Place in Skokie.     

    One (1) $50 gift certificate to Bar Roma in Andersonville-Chicago.  

     One (1) $100 gift card to Convito Cafe & Market in Wilmette.

Restrictions: EJ's Place: Merchant is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged card or any unauthorized use. Reservations are accepted. Gift card can be used to purchase good with the exception of other cards. Card may not be redeemed for cash and the unused value remains on the card.   Bar Roma: Expires May 30, 2019.   Convito Cafe: Expires January 1, 2018. Not redeemable for cash or tips. Valid in both cafe or market.

Value: $300

Donor: Bar Roma, Convito Cafe & Market and EJ's Place

 

Auction Package: 212

Name of Package: Surf & Turf

Description: One (1) $150 gift card to Gene & Georgetti.

    Two (2) $50 gift cards to Summer House Santa Monica.

Restrictions: Gene & Georgetti: Not redeemable for cash or no cash refund. If this card is lost, stolen or used without permission it cannot be replaced or the value replenished. Valid for food and beverage only up to the card limit.   Summer House Santa Monica: Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Valid one-time use at Summer House Santa Monica for up to $50 off your bill. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid towards Frequent Diner points. Not valid for private parties or any catered event. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery.

Value: $250

Donor: Gene & Georgetti and Lettuce Entertain You

 

Auction Package: 214

Name of Package: Gold Coast Dining

Description: Two (2) $50 gift cards to Booth One (formerly known as the Pump Room), housed in the Ambassador Chicago.

Restrictions: Not applicable towards tax or gratuity. Valid one-time use at Booth One for up to $50 off your bill. Cannot be combined with any other promotional offer or certificate. Not redeemable for cash or refund of any kind. Not valid towards Frequent Diner points. Not valid for private parties or any catered event. Not valid for merchandise or gift cards. Not valid for carry out or delivery.

Value: $100

Donor: Lettuce Entertain You

 

Auction Package: 216

Name of Package: Wine Not?*

Description: One (1) 1.5L bottle of Cooper's Hawk Meritage Red Wine.  

    One (1) bottle of 2000 Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon.

Restrictions: Packages containing alcohol will be available in the auction pick-up area at the end of  Windy City Golf Open 2018, otherwise  must be picked up at the American Cancer Society by winning bidder. Shipment of alcohol by ACS is not permitted.

Value: $135

Donor: Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant

 

Auction Package: 218

Name of Package: Red, Red Wine*

Description: One (1) bottle of 2016 The Fableist Cabernet Sauvignon.  

    One (1) bottle of 2014  Provenance Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon.  

    One (1) bottle of 2000 Heitz Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon.  

    One (1) bottle of 2016 Argyle Pinot Noir.   

    One (1) bottle of 2015 Kir-Yianni Paranga Red Wine.

Restrictions: Packages containing alcohol will be available in the auction pick-up area at the end of  Windy City Golf Open 2018, otherwise must be picked up at the American Cancer Society by winning bidder. Shipment of alcohol by ACS is not permitted.

Value: $187

 

Auction Package: 220

Name of Package: In-Home Wine Tasting

Description: Six (6) bottle in-home wine tasting for 14-20 people with a private Wine Advisor for two (2) hours, compliments of Wine for Humanity.

Restrictions: Expires November 30, 2018. Gratuity is not included.

Value: $250

Donor: Wines for Humanity

 

Auction Package: 222

Name of Package: Sip & Swirl

Description: Six (6) bottle in-home wine tasting for 14-20 people with a private Wine Advisor for two (2) hours, compliments of Wine for Humanity.

Restrictions: Expires November 30, 2018. Gratuity is not included.

Value: $250

Donor: Wines for Humanity

 

Auction Package: 224

Name of Package: On Par Cuisine

Description: Dinner for four (4) during the 2018 season at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest. Includes a bottle of wine.

Restrictions: Valid through November 1, 2018. Reservations required.

Value: $250

Donor: Conway Farms Golf Club


Auction Package: 226

Name of Package: Chicago Foodie

Description: One (1) $100 gift certificate that can be used towards the purchase of any Chicago Food Planet Food Tours Experience.

Restrictions: eCertificate can be used multiple times until the original value has been used. The eCertificate can be used by anyone who has the redemption code. Once redeemed, eCertificate can no longer be transferred.

Value: $100

Donor: Chicago Food Planet

 

Auction Package: 228

Name of Package: Omakase Dinner in Chicago

Description: Signature Omakase Chef's Tasting Dinner for six (6) people with Chef CeBian. Will create a personalized meal with your palate in mind.

Restrictions: Expires June 1, 2019. Not valid on beverages, tax or gratuity. Not valid on holidays or weekends. Reservations are required.

Value: $600

Donor: Roka Akor Chicago

 

Auction Package: 230

Name of Package: Omakase Dinner in Skokie

Description: Signature Omakase Chef's Tasting Dinner for two (2) people. Unique and personalized meal with your palate in mind.

Restrictions: Not valid on beverages, tax or gratuity. Only valid at Old Orchard, Skokie location. Not valid on holidays. Reservations are required.

Value: $200

Donor: Roka Akor Skokie


Auction Package: 232

Name of Package: Cabernet All Day*

Description: One (1) bottle of 2013 Salvestrin Three D Cabernet Sauvignon  

    One (1) bottle of 2011 Coach Insignia Cabernet Sauvignon

Restrictions: Packages containing alcohol will be available in the auction pick-up area at the end of  Windy City Golf Open 2018, otherwise must be picked up at the American Cancer Society by winning bidder. Shipment of alcohol by ACS is not permitted.

Value: $220

Donor: Joan Gilboy

 

Auction Package: 300

Name of Package: Unhosted Foursome at Muirfield Village Golf Club (Dublin, OH)

Description: Unhosted foursome to golf at Muirfield Village Golf Club, home of the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio. The foursome will enjoy one round of golf on an agreed upon date. ( Caddie, food and beverage costs are not included.)

Restrictions: Certificate expires October 31, 2018. Tee times will be made in accordance to Club Regulations. Players cannot exceed a maximum of 18.5 handicap index (22 handicap). Food and beverage available, costs are not included. Caddie fees are not included.

Value: $2000

Donor: Judith Thomas

 

Auction Package: 302

Name of Package: Hosted Threesome at Skokie Country Club (Glencoe, IL)

Description: Hosted threesome at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe. Lunch, cart and caddies are included.

Restrictions: Winner must coordinate time and date to play with donor.

Value: $650

Donor: Bill Kelley

 

Auction Package: 304

Name of Package: Unhosted Foursome at Old Orchard Country Club (Mount Prospect, IL)

Description: Unhosted Foursome at Old Orchard Country Club's 18-hole course in Mount Prospect. Carts are included.

Restrictions: Monday through Thursday, excluding holidays. Reservations required. Golf carts mandatory. Offer expires 10/31/2018.

Value: $292

Donor: Old Orchard Country Club

 

Auction Package: 306

Name of Package: Unhosted Foursome at Conway Farms Golf Club (Lake Forest, IL)

Description: Unhosted foursome at Conway Farms Golf Club in Lake Forest. Golf must be scheduled for a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon after 2:00 pm.

Restrictions: Caddies and lunch not included. Golf must be scheduled for a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon after 2:00 pm.

Value: $1180

Donor: Conway Farms Golf Club

 

Auction Package: 400

Name of Package: Jelly Belly Tour

Description: Tour Jelly Belly's factory in North Chicago. The tour can accommodate up to six (6) people and lasts approximately one (1) hour. This is your exclusive opportunity to see how these delicious candies are made, as this tour is not available to the general public. Lunch is also included.

Restrictions: Restrictions on apparel apply. No children under eight-years-old. Must contact donor to schedule tour on a mutually agreed upon date.

Value: $570

Donor: Jelly Belly Candy Company

 

Auction Package: 402

Name of Package: Yoga Om

Description: One (1) month of unlimited yoga at any CorePower Yoga studio.

Restrictions: Valid for one-time use, new students only. Non-transferable. Cannot be redeemed for cash.

Value: $200

Donor: CorePower Yoga

 

Auction Package: 404

Name of Package: A Captured Moment

Description: Let Robert Campbell Fine Portraiture capture your families memories with a certificate for a "Generations" portrait gift certificate-an outdoor photo sitting with your children and/or grandchildren. Includes an 8x10 portrait of the group. Valid for four (4) person family unit or larger only.

Restrictions: Expires December 31, 2019. Valid for four (4) person family unit or larger only. Children must be two (2) years of age or older. Certificate may not be combined with any other certificate offer. Participation as a subject in a photo session with Robert Campbell Fine Portraiture by any person, is an agreement that the studio has the right to us the images for purposes of display, exhibition, website, photography competitions, advertising, and editorial purposes.

Value: $295

Donor: Robert Campbell Fine Portraiture

 

Auction Package: 406

Name of Package: Stress Relief

Description: Chiropractic exam and 60-minute deep tissue massage from West Loop Spine and Stability.

Restrictions: Valid for one year from the date of which it was issued.

Value: $300

Donor: West Loop Spine and Stability

 

Auction Package: 408

Name of Package: Perfect Your Putt

Description: In golf, regardless of one's ability, consistency is the key to improving. At Body in Motion the process is simple-identify any physical limitations that hinder consistency. Greg Barker, certified golf fitness instructor, will perform one (1) one golf physical assessment and two (2) personal training sessions to help you reach your ultimate potential on the course.

Restrictions: Must contact donor to redeem.

Value: $400

Donor: Body in Motion


Auction Package: 410

Name of Package: Looking Sharp

Description: One (1) custom menswear dress shirt and one (1) custom-made pair of trousers from Blank Label.

Restrictions: Valid one per-person and by appointment only through July 1, 2019. Must be used on full-priced items only. Cannot be combined with Blank Label packages or promotions.

Value: $285

Donor: Blank Label

 

Auction Package: 412

Name of Package: Feel The Bass*

Description: One (1) $150 gift card to Abt Electronics.   

    Blue tooth water resistant speaker that is your ultimate outdoor companion! Weatherproof, Shockproof, Dustproof... 12 watt "all weather sound", IPX6. Rock out for up to 10 hours on a single charge. Portable, durable and boasting jaw-dropping design.

Restrictions: Abt: Gift card can be exchanged for merchandise at Abt Electronics or www.abt.com, and except where required by law, it cannot be exchanged for cash. Card cannot be replaced if lost or stolen. Card carries no fees and has no expiration date.   Bluetooth Speaker : Not exchangeable.

Value: $240

Donor: Abt and Yatra Inc.

 

Auction Package: 414

Name of Package: A Day At The Races

Description: Family Sky Suite for up to sixteen (16) people at Arlington Park Race Track.

    Includes: two (2) hour lunch buffet, including liquor and soft drinks; pre-post time tour of the Arlington Park facilities or the backstretch tour to see the horses and speak with a jockey and trainer; named race in honor of your group, including a visit to the Paddock with the owners and trainers, along with Trophy Presentation and special photo in the Winners Circle.

Restrictions: Must contact donor to redeem. Tickets are non-transferable and cannot be resold. Expires September 2019.

Value: $1800

Donor: Kim Duchossois


Auction Package: 416

Name of Package: Would You Look At The Time!*

Description: Men's Mercedes-Benz Chronograph Sport Fashion Watch

    Swiss made, water-resistant, stainless steel.

Restrictions:

Value: $350

Donor: Mercedes-Benz

 

Auction Package: 418

Name of Package: Home Sweet Home

Description: One (1) $100 gift card to Maze Home's and 25% off your purchases for one (1) calendar month of your choice. Maze Home's is a home design and gift destination in Winnetka.

Restrictions: Expires July 31, 2019. Certificate must be presented at Maze Home for official registration. Some exclusions apply. In-stock only, no special orders. Gift card is not a credit/ debit card and has not implied warranties. Maze Home Store is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged cards or unauthorized card use. Card is redeemed for services/ products only. Unused value remains on card and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Value: $100

Donor: Maze Home's

 

Auction Package: 420

Name of Package: A Chocolate Lovers Dream*

Description: Two (2) 10-pound Blommer Milk Chocolate Candy Bars.

Restrictions: Chocolate cannot be returned or exchanged.

Value: $60

Donor: Blommer Chocolate

 

Auction Package: 422

Name of Package: Just For Your Pup*

Description: Does your pup need a new comfy spot to sleep? Use this $100 gift certificate toward an American made pet bed of your choosing from The Dog Bed King website and surprise your dog with a variety of dog accessories such as Milk Bones, dog toys, grooming items, and dog treats!

Restrictions:

Value: $150

Donor: Dog Bed King

 

Auction Package: 424

Name of Package: David Foster at Ravinia

Description: Four (4) tickets to " An Intimate Evening with David Foster Hitman Tour" at Ravina on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 8:00 pm. Tickets are lawn admission.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be exchanged for an alternative date.

Value: $108

Donor:  Debra and Ira Cohen

 

Auction Package: 426

Name of Package: A "Tote"al Must-Have*

Description: Sassy Caddy Ziggy Tote Bag. This versatile and fashionable tote has everything you need. Sassy Caddy used attractive, stylish and durable fabrics that are water proof, stain and fade resistant.  Reinforced, rip-resistant leather handles fit comfortably over your shoulder and a leather bottom provides extra durability and protection from stains. Dimensions: 23 x 10 x 17.

Restrictions: Cannot be returned or exchanged.

Value: $99

Donor: Sassy Caddy, Inc.

 

Auction Package: 428

Name of Package: Junk Removal

Description: Half truck junk removal from Junk Remedy. Junk Remedy is a licensed, bonded and insured. A truck team will show up to your home/business and haul away a large item.

Restrictions: If the charge exceeds the value of $442, $442 will be taken off the total. There are additional charges for tires, TVs, and mattresses.

Value: $442

Donor: Corey Heidkamp

 

Auction Package: 500

Name of Package: Go Cubs Go!

Description: Four (4) Field Box tickets to a TBD 2018 Chicago Cubs home game.  Winner will indicate three Cubs games in order of preference; the final date of the game will be determined by the Chicago Cubs and is subject to availability.

Restrictions: Game times are subject to change. Opening Day, St. Louis series, Diamond, and Inter-League games are not available. Winner will indicate three Cubs games in order of preference; the final date of the game will be determined by the Chicago Cubs and is subject to availability. Please redeem no later than August 1, 2018. Certificate expires at the end of the 2018 regular season. Must contact donor to redeem tickets.

Value: $1000

Donor: Chicago Cubs

 

Auction Package: 502

Name of Package: Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue

Description: Four (4) tickets to the Chicago Red Stars vs. Sky Blue women's soccer game at Toyota Park in Bridgeview on Saturday, July 28th at 7:00 PM. Tickets are located in the VIP Section, Row 1, Seats 30-33. One (1) VIP parking pass is also included.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be exchanged for an alternative game date.

Value: $290

Donor: Wintrust

 

Auction Package: 504

Name of Package: Bear Down

Description: Four (4) tickets to a TBD 2018-19 regular season Chicago Bears home game. Seats are located in the West Grandstand near the 35 yard line, Section 438, Row 26, Seats 3-6.

Restrictions: Must coordinate mutually agreed upon game date of with donor to retrieve tickets. Tickets cannot be used for game vs. Green Bay Packers.

Value: $400

Donor: Bill Kelley


Auction Package: 506

Name of Package: For The White Sox Fan

Description: Two (2) tickets to the Chicago White Sox vs. Cleveland Indians game on Sunday, August 12th at 1:10 PM at Guaranteed Rate Field. Seats are located in Box 323, Row 2, Seats 5 & 6. One (1) parking pass is included.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged for alternate game.

Value: $95.12

Donor: Terry Heidkamp

 

Auction Package: 508

Name of Package: DePaul Blue Demons

Description: Four (4) club seats to a TBD 2018-19 DePaul Men's basketball game at Wintrust Arena. Seats are located in Row 10, center court. Includes food and beverage.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged. Must contact donor to redeem tickets and schedule a mutually agreed upon game date.

Value: $500

Donor: Wintrust

 

Auction Package: 510

Name of Package: Fly The W

Description: Five (5) tickets to the Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers game on Tuesday, September 11th at 7:05 PM at Wrigley Field. Seats are located in Right Field, Aisle 40, Row 3, Seats: 101, 102 and Row 4, Seats: 101,102,103.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.

Value: $415

Donor: Pat Manus


Auction Package: 512

Name of Package: Let's Go, Go-Go White Sox

Description: Two (2) tickets to the Chicago White Sox vs. Kansas City Royals game on Sunday, August 19th at 1:10 PM at Guaranteed Rate Field. Seats are located in Box 323, Row 2, Seats 5 & 6. One (1) parking pass is included.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged for an alternate game.

Value: $95.12

Donor: Terry Heidkamp

 

Auction Package: 514

Name of Package: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks

Description: Six (6) tickets to the Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday, July 23rd at 7:05 PM at Wrigley Field. Tickets are located in Section 133, Row 13, Seats 103-108.

Restrictions: Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged.

Value: $802

Donor: Allen P Ashley

 

If you are interested in learning more about participating or sponsoring the 2018 American Cancer Society Windy City Golf Open, please contact Heidi Long at 312.960.2304 or Heidi.Long@cancer.org

 

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