Madison County Youth Baseball Receives $10k Donation

Friday, June 29 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Madison County Youth Baseball in the Huntsville, Ark. area will have improvements made to Withrow Springs Park thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The gift was announced recently at the Withrow Springs Park in Huntsville. Matt Smith, Earlene England and Kelli Gilmer of Arvest Bank were on hand to present the check to Eric Judy.

Madison County Youth Baseball is dedicated to supporting the youth of Madison County by teaching area youth sportsmanship and teamwork.

The funds will help Madison County Youth Baseball make improvements to the facility at Whithrow Springs Park. Plans are to make the following enhancements:

  • Replace dugouts;
  • Replace outfield fence;
  • Replace scoreboard;
  • Lighting maintenance and
  • Minor dirt work.

 “The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will allow us to improve the baseball park grounds our children play baseball on,” said Eric Judy, president of the Madison County Youth Baseball Board. “The Madison County Youth Baseball program has grown considerably in the last few years and we have seen several more children and parents interested in becoming part of our program. By enhancing our capabilities, we can continue to grow more successful to help shape and have a positive impact on our youth.” 

 “We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support the Madison County Youth Baseball efforts to improve the grounds local youth play baseball on. This donation will further the success in helping the program grow,” said Matt Smith, Arvest Bank president in Huntsville. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area. It demonstrates the foundation’s ongoing commitment to youth in the region.”

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Arvest, Ultimate Auto Group Announce Charities to Benefit From Golf Tourney

Monday, June 18 at 11:30 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas and South Central Missouri, along with Ultimate Auto Group, will host the 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Saturday, Aug. 25 at Big Creek Golf and Country Club in Mountain Home.


Proceeds from the annual tournament benefit up to three area nonprofit organizations that are chosen after an application process. The organizations that will benefit from the 2018 Charity Golf Tournament include Have a Heart Pet Shelter, North Arkansas Adoption Coalition and the West Plains, Missouri Sunrise Rotary Club’s backpack program.

Have a Heart Pet Shelter in Yellville houses homeless dogs and cats and works to find them a loving family who will adopt them. The organization also serves as the location for the Volunteer Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic that sterilized more than 800 animals in 2017. The shelter also worms and vaccinates animals in its care.

The North Central Arkansas Adoption Clinic supports children in North Central Arkansas who are victims of abuse or neglect, are in the custody of the state Department of Human Services and are living in foster homes waiting to be adopted. The clinic works with other foster care organizations to raise awareness of the needs of children who are in foster care and to try to increase the number of parents willing to adopt children in foster care.

The West Plains Rotary Club Backpack Program sends home nutritious food in backpacks with students in grades K-5 in the community who face food insecurity at home on weekends. In the spring of 2018, the backpack program sends as many as 125 backpacks of food home every week.

“The work the nonprofit organizations in our area accomplish, and the needs they meet, is nothing short of amazing, but we can’t assume it’s not a struggle to get the job done at times,” said Tom Dame, president and CEO of Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “That’s the entire mission of this annual golf tournament - to take an active role in supporting different organizations each year, and we can’t thank our surrounding communities enough for their continued support for more than two decades.”  To date, the charity golf tournament has contributed more than $187,000 to local nonprofit organizations.

The tournament begins with a shotgun start for all players at 8:30 a.m.  Golfers will receive prizes for a hole-in-one as well as other prizes. For information on sponsorships or to register a team, contact Tiffany Watkins with Arvest Bank at twatkins@arvest.com or by calling 870-449-7164.

About Arvest Bank

Arvest Bank, named by Forbes magazine as one of “America’s Best Large Employers” for 2018, operates more than 250 bank branches in Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas through a group of 15 locally managed banks, each with its own board and management team. These banks serve customers in more than 120 communities, with extended weekday banking hours at many locations. Arvest also provides a wide range of banking services including loans, deposits, treasury management, credit cards, mortgage loans and mortgage servicing. Arvest is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.

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“Biggest Savers” in Flippin and Yellville-Summit Schools Recognized by Arvest

Thursday, June 07 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

Fifth grade students in Flippin and Yellville-Summit Schools recently learned who among them earned the title of the ‘biggest saver.’ The designation comes after a school year of saving and budgeting as part of Arvest Bank’s annual Dollars and Sense program that teaches students best financial practices.


Arvest Bank recognized Yellville-Summit 5th grader Caleb Hartle for saving $450 during the 2017-2018 school year. Classmate Mikayla White saved the second-largest amount with $178.62. The entire 5th grade class at Yellville-Summit saved a total of $628.62.

The biggest saver among students in Flippin was Adrianne Benedict with $470. Jace Copeland was second, saving $208 and Caden Dawson was the third highest saver, putting back $150. The 5th grade class at Flippin saved a collective total of $1,517.19 by the end of the school year.

Arvest Bank’s Dollars and Sense program teaches students of all ages the importance of saving and budgeting, as well as general information on banks, money, bartering and other relevant topics.

“Two of the most important financial skills we can master are saving and budgeting, and they are habits children need to practice at an early age,” said Tiffany Watkins, assistant vice president and marketing director for Arvest Bank in North Central Arkansas. “Every student walks away from this experience with more knowledge about how to manage their money and they all ended the school year with savings they didn’t have when the school year began.”

Students were encouraged to save their own money throughout the school year and utilize the information they learned in the program to help increase their savings. As students deposited money into their personal savings accounts and brought the deposit slip to class, they received credit for their accomplishment.

For more information on the Dollars and Sense program visit www.arvest.com

 

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Arvest Foundation Announces Gift to Aid Cassville Police

Tuesday, June 05 at 09:00 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Cassville Chief of Police Dana Kammerlohr has been assisted in her effort to purchase a drug dog thanks to a $3,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.


The grant was made to Progress & Action Through Community Effort (PACE).

“The Arvest Foundation’s generosity will be a big help to the Cassville Police Department,” said PACE president Mike McCracken. “These kinds of gifts help all of us who call this area home.” 

“We are pleased to present this donation on behalf of the Arvest Foundation to support PACE and Chief Kammerlohr,” said Whitney Craig, community bank vice president for Arvest in Cassville. “This donation is just one of many we have made throughout the area, and it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to the communities we serve.”

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Arvest Foundation Contributes $5,000 to Kiddie Park

Wednesday, May 30 at 02:00 PM
Category: Arvest Community News

With roots tracing back to the 1940s, the Kiddie Park has been a staple in the Bartlesville community for decades. The Kiddie Park is a safe place for youth and their caregivers to have fun and build lifelong memories. Funds from the Arvest Foundation will be used to maintain the park’s rides and attractions.


The gift was announced at the Kiddie Park in front of the iconic carousel. Local bank president Kyle Hubbard and marketing manager Annah Fischer were on hand to present the check to Kiddie Park president Ron Adams.

“We are so thankful for the support of the Arvest Foundation,” said Adams. “We are very proud to be a part of the history of Bartlesville, and we feel very blessed to have the support of our community. This gift will allow us to continue to provide a safe place for children to make memories with their loved ones.”

“The Kiddie Park is one of the many attractions that make Bartlesville unique,” said Hubbard. “My family and so many from our community and afar treasure the memories made at the Kiddie Park. This donation will help ensure future families are able to enjoy the park facilities.”

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