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Entrepreneurs are playing benefactors in a variety of ways, all in the name of business.
Gary Torre's involvement with charity started with a fund-raiser invitation he wadded up and tossed in the trash.
Mr. Torre, who along with his wife, Venetia, owns Venetia's Boutique in Mount Lebanon, was sent a sponsorship agreement for a croquet match benefiting the Family Health Council.
"It said $100,000 sponsorship rate, $75,000, $50,000," he recalled. "So I said, 'OK, in the garbage can.' But half-an-hour later, I dug it out."
He liked the idea of a croquet event and that it was being held at Nevillewood, close to his Bridgeville home. And a closer perusal of the …